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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Royals in Only Meeting

Victoria, BC – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a three-game road trip tonight as they visit the Victoria Royals in their only meeting of the season at 8:00pm MT at Save-On Foods Memorial Centre.

The Hurricanes (13-5-0-3) were handed their first regulation loss last Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Tri-City Americans at the ENMAX Centre which ended a 12-game point streak. D-Jay Jerome and Alex Cotton scored in the losing cause for the Hurricanes, who outshot the Americans 49-16 in the game. Lethbridge enters tonight 10-1-2-0 in their last 13 games and are 7-2-0-1 on the road this year.

The Royals (9-7-1-0) enter on a three-game winning streak after earning a pair of wins in Prince George against the Cougars last weekend. Both victories in Prince George were by a single goal. Victoria has posted a 7-3-0-0 record in their last ten games after starting 2-4-1-0 in their first seven games.

Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Royals. The ‘Canes dropped a 6-2 decision in their lone meeting last season. The game can be seen at both Browns Socialhouse locations in Lethbridge or heard on 106.7 ROCK. You can also watch the game online at www.whllive.com

VS. ROYALS: Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Royals. Last year, the ‘Canes dropped a 6-2 decision to Victoria in the lone meeting on December 28th, 2018 at the ENMAX Centre. Dante Hannoun had four goals in the victory while Jordy Bellerive and Calen Addison scored in the defeat.

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                          TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
December 28th/2018 – at Lethbridge (6-2 VIC)                    Oliver Okuliar – 16G, 13A – 29 points                                                                                                                          Dylan Cozens – 13G, 15A – 28 points
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                           Alex Cotton – 6G, 16A – 22 points
November 15th/2019 – at Victoria                                            Calen Addison – 4G, 15A – 19 points                                                                                                                            D-Jay Jerome – 9G, 9A – 18 points

2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (16) – Oliver Okuliar                                            Assists (16) – Alex Cotton
Points (29) – Oliver Okuliar
PIMS (27) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+19) – Oliver Okuliar
Wins (7) – Carl Tetachuk                                               Shutouts (1) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.929) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.08) – Carl Tetachuk

2019 PRE-SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (3) – Rylan Thiessen                                           Assists (3) – Four players
Points (4) – Chase Wheatcroft & Alex Thacker
PIMS (11) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+2) – Chase Wheatcroft & Oliver Okuliar
Wins (1) – Carl Tetachuk                                              Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.905) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.38) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 11 straight games (12g-8a); 12 of 13 games (14g-8a)
– Okuliar has goals in 8 of 10 games (12g)
– Calen Addison has points in 6 straight games (2g-8a); 10 of 13 games (3g-11a); 13 of 19 games (5g-14a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 5 straight games (3g-6a); 7 of 9 games (3g-10a); 8 of 11 games (5g-11a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 7 of 8 games (5g-9a); 12 of 14 games (8g-11a); 16 of 19 games (13g-15a)
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 3 of 4 games (3a); 7 of 10 games (4g-4a); 10 of 18 games (5g-6a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 4 of 5 games (5g-3a); 5 of 8 games (5g-4a); 8 of 12 games (7g-7a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 4 of 5 games (4a); 5 of 8 games (5a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 3 of 6 games (3a)
– Jett Jones has points in 5 of 12 games (2g-5a); 6 of 15 games (2g-6a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 4 of 10 games (1g-6a); 5 of 12 games (1g-8a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-1a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 3 assists away from 150 career assists
– Calen Addison is 18 points away from 200 career points
– Oliver Okuliar is 30 points away from 100 career CHL points
– Oliver Okuliar is 15 games away from 100 career CHL games
– D-Jay Jerome is 12 games away from 200 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 3 games away from 150 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 4 assists away from 100 career assists
– Koletrane Wilson is 2 games away from 150 career games

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