GAME DAY: Hurricanes Welcome Broncos for First Time
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue a four-game homestand tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Swift Current Broncos to the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes (9-8-0-1) enter on a two-game winning streak and are 4-0-0-1 in their last five games after earning a 2-1 victory on Wednesday over the Prince Albert Raiders. Tyson Laventure and Joe Arntsen scored in the win while Harrison Meneghin made 21-saves for his fifth win of the season. Lethbridge enters tonight with a 5-3-0-1 record at home this year.
The Broncos (8-8-0-0) enter on a two-game winning streak after earning a 5-4 overtime win over the Regina Pats on Friday. Mathew Ward, Josh Davies, Connor Hvidston, Josh Filmon scored in regulation while Owen Pickering added the overtime winner. Swift Current enters tonight having won six of their last seven games and are 3-2-0-0 on the road this year.
Tonight will be the third meeting on the season between the Hurricanes and Broncos; Lethbridge has posted a 1-1-0-0 record so far this season with both meetings in Swift Current – both games were decided by a single goal.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at www.lethbridgehurricanes.com.
DOWNLOAD GAME NOTES/STATS HERE: 2022-11-12 – LET vs. SC
VS. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the third of seven head-to-head meetings between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 1-1-0-0 record so far this year after going 2-6-0-0 in eight games against Swift Current in 2021-2022. The ‘Canes are 88-99-7-3 with 12 ties all-time against the Broncos, including going 58-34-5-2 with five ties all time at home.
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
October 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current (3-2 LET)
October 26th/2022 – at Swift Current (5-4 SC)
November 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge
December 6th/2022 – at Lethbridge
December 10th/2022 – at Swift Current
December 30th/2022 – at Swift Current
January 11th/2023 – at Lethbridge
2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
November 6th/2021 – at Swift Current (7-2 SC)
December 27th/2021 – at Swift Current (4-2 SC)
December 28th/2021 – at Lethbridge (5-2 SC)
January 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge (3-2 OT LET)
January 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current (3-1 SC)
February 2nd/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-2 LET)
February 5th/2022 – at Swift Current (2-1 SC)
March 30th/2022 – at Lethbridge (6-4 SC)
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (8) – Jett Jones
Assists (8) – Tyson Laventure & Logan McCutcheon
Points (14) – Cole Shepard & Jett Jones
PIMS (21) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+7) – Chase Pauls
Wins (5) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.912) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.47) – Harrison Meneghin
– Jett Jones has points in 6 straight games (4g-4a); 10 of 11 games (6g-6a); 11 of 17 games (8g-6a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 4 straight games (3g-4a); 5 of 6 games (3g-5a); 8 of 13 games (4g-7a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 5 of 6 games (3g-4a); 6 of 9 games (3g-5a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-4a); 5 of 7 games (4g-5a); 10 of 17 games (7g-7a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 5 games (3a)
– Joe Arntsen has points in 2 of 4 games (2g); 5 of 9 games (4g-1a); 8 of 18 games (5g-3a)
– Logan McCutcheon has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 3 of 6 games (3a)
– Ross Stanley has points in 2 of 4 games (3a); 3 of 7 games (4a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 5 of 10 games (2g-5a); 6 of 13 games (2g-6a); 7 of 17 games (2g-7a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 3 of 6 games (3a); 5 of 11 games (5a); 6 of 16 games (1g-6a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 5 of 9 games (5a); 6 of 11 games (6a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 3 points away from 50 career points
– Jett Jones is 28 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Thacker is 9 assists away from 100 career assists
– Tyson Zimmer is 1 game away from 100 career games
– Hayden Smith is 19 games away from 100 career games
– Tristan Zandee is 2 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 5 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 18: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 9-8-0-1 (19 points) on the season after 18 games. The ‘Canes are 5-3-0-1 at home while posting a record of 4-5-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 7-10-0-1 after 18 contests. Lethbridge went 5-6-0-0 in October and are 3-0-0-1 in November.
Tight Games: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have played to a one-goal margin in 10 of their last 11 games. The ‘Canes have gone 5-4-0-1 in those 10 one-goal games and have posted a 6-4-0-1 record in one-goal games this season. Lethbridge went 16-6-4-1 in single goal games last year.
Warm Worm: Logan Wormald enters play tonight on a four-game point scoring streak after earning two assists on Wednesday against the Prince Albert Raiders. The Langley, BC, product has picked up seven points (3g-4a) on his four-game point streak having posted three multi-point games in that span.
Streaking Jett: ‘Canes co-captain Jett Jones enters play tonight on a six-game point streak having collected eight points (4g-4a) in that span. The Olds, AB, product has points in 10 of his last 11 games. Jones is tied for the team lead in goals and assists while he leads the entre WHL in faceoffs taken (424).
Shots, Shots, Shots: The Hurricanes enter play tonight having outshot their opponent in four-straight games averaging 37.8 shots per game in those four outings. The ‘Canes have outshot the opposition in seven of their last 10 games. Lethbridge is 4-4-0-1 when recording more shots in a game.
Coach Canada: Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio has been named as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Moncton. Kisio served as the assistant coach for the National Junior Team in 2019. He has coached for Canada multiple times at the U17, U18 and U20 levels, highlighted by a gold medal as head coach at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2018.
Central Scouting: Hurricanes 2005-born players Noah Chadwick and Logan Wormald were named as ‘C’ skaters on the Players to Watch List by NHL Central Scouting. A ‘C’ rating indicates potential to be a fourth-fifth-or-sixth selection in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 43 WHLers were named to the list.
World U17: Miguel Marques and Tristen Doyle, along with assistant coach Ryan Aasman are current attending the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Marques and Doyle are representing Canada Whitee while Aasman is the video coach for Canada Red. The tournament is taking place in Langley and Delta, BC.
After 2: This season, the ‘Canes have posted a perfect 8-0-0-0 record when leading after forty minutes. Over the last five seasons, the Hurricanes have posted a remarkable 89-0-5-3 record when leading after two periods. The last time Lethbridge lost in regulation when leading after forty was October 13th/2017 when they dropped a 4-3 decision at home to Everett – the ‘Canes held a 3-2 lead after two periods in that contest.