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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Rebels in Final of Three-Game Road Trip

Red Deer, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will end a three-game road trip tonight as they visit the Red Deer Rebels at Peavey Mart Centrium at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (2-2-0-0) enter after falling 3-0 in Prince Albert on Wednesday. It was the first time this season that the ‘Canes have been shutout after being blanked on six occasions last year. Jared Picklyk made 18-saves in the defeat as Lethbridge fell to 1-1-0-0 in the first two games of their trip. The Hurricanes are 1-2-0-0 this season on the road.

The Rebels (3-0-0-0) enter having won all three games so far this season including 4-2 victory last Saturday over the Regina Pats. Kai Uchacz scored twice in the victory while Carter Anderson and Jace Isley added the others in the win. Red Deer enters play tonight with a 2-0-0-0 home ice record and are one of five undefeated teams remaining in the WHL.

Tonight will be the first of six head-to-head meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Rebels. Lethbridge posted a 3-3-2-0 record in eight contests last year against Red Deer. Tonight’s game can be watched at Browns Socialhouse in Lethbridge, on WHL Live or heard on 106.7 ROCK.

DOWNLOAD GAME NOTES/STATS HERE: 2022-10-07 – LET at RD


VS. REBELS: Tonight will be the first of six meetings this season between the Hurricanes and Rebels. Last year, the ‘Canes posted a 3-3-2-0 record against the Rebels in eight games. In the last 46 regular season meetings, the Hurricanes have posted a 33-9-3-1 record against the Rebels dating back to February 2015. Lethbridge is 105-84-8-7 with 8 ties all-time against the Rebels while going 43-50-5-5 with six ties all-time in Red Deer.

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES                    
October 7th/2022 – at Red Deer
November 18th/2022 – at Lethbridge
January 14th/2023 – at Lethbridge
March 8th/2023 – at Red Deer
March 24th/2023 – at Lethbridge
March 25th/2023 – at Red Deer

2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
October 9th/2021 – at Lethbridge (2-1 OT LET)
October 22nd/2021 – at Red Deer (6-3 RD)
December 10th/2021 – at Lethbridge (3-2 OT RD)
January 21st/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-2 RD)
January 29th/2022 – at Red Deer (8-1 RD)
March 18th/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-2 LET)
March 19th/2022 – at Red Deer (3-2 SO LET)
April 8th/2022 – at Red Deer (5-4 OT RD)

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (2) – Jett Jones
Assists (5) – Logan McCutcheon
Points (5) – Logan McCutcheon
PIMS (6) – Two Players
Plus/Minus (+2) – Three Players
Wins (1) – Harrison Meneghin & Jared Picklyk
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.909) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (3.13) – Harrison Meneghin

WHO’S HOT (Dating Back to Last Regular Season):
– Alex Thacker has points in 9 of 10 games (4g-10a); 12 of 16 games (5g-14a)
– Logan McCutcheon has points in 2 of 3 games (5a); 4 of 7 games (7a); 9 of 13 games (1g-11a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 8 of 11 games (4g-5a); 10 of 14 games (4g-7a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 2 of 3 games (3a); 5 of 8 games (8a); 10 of 14 games (2g-11a)
– Joe Arntsen has points in 8 of 10 games (3g-9a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 3 of 6 games (1g-2a); 10 of 14 games (6g-6a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 4 of 7 games (4g-2a); 11 of 15 games (9g-6a); 14 of 19 (10g-10a)
– Miguel Marques has points in 5 of 10 games (1g-4a); 6 of 12 games (2g-4a)
– Jett Jones has points in 4 of 8 games (4g-2a); 7 of 13 games (5g-8a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 6 of 13 games (4g-4a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 1 game away from 100 career games
– Logan McCutcheon is 6 points away from 50 career points
– Chase Pauls is 2 games away from 100 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 22 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 1 point away from 50 career points
– Jett Jones is 41 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 27 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Thacker is 12 assists away from 100 career assists
– Tristan Zandee is 16 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 19 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Laventure is 13 games away from 150 career games

NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 4: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 2-2-0-0 (4 points) on the season after four games. The ‘Canes are 1-0-0-0 at home while posting a record of 1-2-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 2-2-0-0 after four contests. Lethbridge went 1-1-0-0 in September and are 1-1-0-0 in October.

Clutch Cutch: Third year defenceman Logan McCutcheon enters tonight having collected five assists on the season and sits as the team leader in points. He is tied for most points by a defenceman in the WHL and is on pace for 85 points on the season. McCutcheon had a career-high 28 points last season.

Nice Debuts: Forwards Cole Shepard and Tyson Zimmer made their Hurricanes debut last Friday. Shepard struck for a power play goal while Zimmer picked up an assist in the game. The duo skated on a line with Alex Thacker and combined for four points in the victory against Medicine Hat.

Gone Campin’: A pair of Hurricanes players attended NHL Training Camps. Joe Arntsen participated in Carolina Hurricanes Rookie Camp while newly acquired forward Cole Shepard attended Vancouver Canucks Main Camp where he appeared in one NHL pre-season game against the Calgary Flames.

Ty for Ty: On September 27th, the Hurricanes acquired 2004-born forward Tyson Zimmer from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for a pair of draft picks. Zimmer appeared in 66 games for the Wheaties last season totaling 21 points (9g-12a). The ‘Canes also traded four-year veteran Ty Nash to the Winnipeg ICE in a separate trade.

Shep-Repped: On September 21st, the ‘Canes announced the acquisition of overage forward Cole Shepard from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2023. Shepard had 20 points (7g-13a) in 28 games in 2021-2022 with the Giants. He is the younger brother of former Hurricanes forward Jackson Shepard who spent the 2018-2019 season in Lethbridge. He was re-assigned to Lethbridge by the Vancouver Canucks on Monday after appearing in one NHL pre-season game.

Solid Warm Up: The Hurricanes posted an impressive 3-0-1-0 record in their four-game pre-season. The ‘Canes earned wins against Medicine Hat and a pair against Red Deer. Lethbridge outscored their opposition 19 to 13 in the four games, an average of 4.75 to 3.25 per game.

20-Goal Guy: Hurricanes co-captain Jett Jones is the only returning 20-goal scorer from the 2021-2022 season. Jones finished last year with 20 goals and 42 points in 68 games, finishing fourth in team-scoring. Only Justin Hall (34) and Yegor Klavdiev (21) had more goals last year.

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