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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Welcome Cougars at 7:00pm

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a three-in-three weekend tonight as they welcome the Western Conference leading Prince George Cougars at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (23-15-3-2) are coming off a 7-4 victory on Wednesday night in Edmonton over the Oil Kings. The ‘Canes have won three straight games and posted a 16-4-2-0 record in their last 22 games. Entering the game tonight, the ‘Canes are second in the Central Division.

The Cougars (29-12-2-0) currently lead the Western Conference with 60 points. Prince George is coming off a 4-3 victory on Wednesday over the Tigers in Medicine Hat. Tonight is the third of a four game Central Division road trip, Cougars are 1-1-0-0 in the first two games.

Tonight will be the final of two meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Cougars, Prince George earned a 2-1 victory in the prior meeting this year on October 28th at the ENMAX Centre.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (29) – Tyler Wong & Zak Zborosky                       Assists (29) – Tyler Wong & Brennan Menell
Points (58) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (52) – Zane Franklin                                                 Plus/Minus (+10) – Ryan Bowen
Wins (21) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.903) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.30) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Tyler Wong has points in 3 straight games (4g-1a); 5 of 6 games (6g-6a); 15 of 19 games (16g-18a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 3 straight games (6a); 8 of 9 games (4g-13a); 18 of 21 games (13g-21a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 3 straight games (4g-2a); 5 of 7 games (6g-3a); 16 of 21 games (14g-14a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 3 straight games (5a); 7 of 8 games (11a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 6 of 7 games (4g-7a); 9 of 12 games (6g-9a)
– Ryan Bowen has points in 4 of 5 games (1g-5a)
– Zak Zborosky has points in 3 of 4 games (3g-3a); 4 of 6 games (6g-3a); 9 of 13 games (9g-9a)
– Matt Alfaro has points in 4 of 5 games (3g-4a); 7 of 9 games (4g-6a); 12 of 16 games (5g-14a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-3a); 7 of 10 games (1g-8a)

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Tyler Wong is tied 4th in WHL Goals with 29 & tied 5th in WHL Scoring with 58 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 4th in WHL PP Goals with 10 & tied 3rd in WHL Game Winning Goals with 6
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 10th in WHL Goals with 21 & is tied 11th in WHL Scoring with 49 points
– Zak Zborosky is tied 4th in WHL Goals with 29 & tied 4th in WHL Power Play Goals with 10
– Brennan Menell is tied 4th in WHL PP Assists with 17 & 6th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 35 points
– Calen Addison is tied 10th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 19 points (2nd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 2nd among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 19 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 1st in Games Played (39); 4th in WHL Wins with 21 & tied 5th in WHL Losses with 13
– Stuart Skinner is 1st in WHL Minutes by a Goalie (2161) & is 1st in WHL Shots (1231) & 2nd Saves (1112)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Tyler Wong is 12 games away from 300 career games
– Tyler Wong is 3 points away from 250 career points
– Alec Baer is 9 games away from 250 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 1 point away from 200 career points
– Igor Merezhko is 1 game1 away from 100 career games
– Matt Alfaro is 7 games away from 250 career games
– Zak Zborosky is 12 games away from 250 career games
– Brennan Menell is 6 assists away from 100 career assists
– Stuart Skinner is 10 games away from becoming to ‘Canes All-Time leader in Games Played by a Goalie

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