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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Will Look to Duplicate Effort in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue their six-game road trip tonight at 6:00pm MT as they visit the Winnipeg ICE for the second straight night at the Wayne Fleming Arena.

The Hurricanes (12-9-0-1) earned a 2-1 victory against Winnipeg on Tuesday to begin their trip. Tristan Zandee and Tyson Zimmer scored first period goals while Harrison Meneghin earned first star honours with a career-high 36-saves in the victory. Lethbridge enters tonight 7-1-0-1 in their last nine games and sit with a 5-5-0-0 record away from home having won their last two road games.

The ICE (20-2-0-0) suffered just their second loss of the season last night against Lethbridge as it ended a 15-game winning streak. Former Hurricane Ty Nash scored for the third straight game in the defeat while goaltender Mason Beaupit made 35-saves in the setback. Winnipeg enters tonight with an 8-1-0-0 record at home this season as they will end a 10-game homestand.

Tonight will be the third of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and ICE. Lethbridge has posted a 1-1-0-0 record so far this season as the road team has been victorious in both previous match-ups this year. 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: 2022-11-23 – LET at WPG


VS. ICE: Tonight will be the third of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and ICE. Lethbridge has posted a 1-1-0-0 record this season against Winnipeg, with the road team winning both contests so far this year. Lethbridge has posted an all-time record of 80-75-5-3 with six ties against the ICE franchise while going 3-1-0-1 in four games in Winnipeg.

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES                    
October 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge (4-1 WPG)
November 22nd/2022 – at Winnipeg (2-1 LET)
November 23rd/2022 – at Winnipeg
January 27th/2023 – at Lethbridge

2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
October 30th/2021 – at Lethbridge (7-0 WPG)
November 10th/2021 – at Winnipeg (5-1 WPG)
February 23rd/2022 – at Lethbridge (3-2 WPG)
March 2nd/2022 – at Winnipeg (4-3 SO LET)

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (8) – Jett Jones & Cole Shepard
Assists (9) – Tyson Laventure
Points (16) – Cole Shepard
PIMS (30) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+6) – Chase Pauls
Wins (8) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.926) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.18) – Harrison Meneghin

WHO’S HOT:
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 3 straight games (3g-1a); 4 of 6 games (4g-2a); 10 of 21 games (5g-8a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 3 straight games (1g-2a); 4 of 6 games (1g-3a); 9 of 20 games (2g-8a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 7 of 8 games (5g-5a); 8 of 10 games (5g-6a); 11 of 17 games (6g-8a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-2a); 4 of 8 games (3g-2a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-2a); 5 of 8 games (2g-5a); 12 of 21 games (8g-8a)
– Jett Jones has points in 6 of 10 games (4g-4a); 10 of 15 games (6g-6a); 11 of 21 games (8g-6a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 2 of 5 games (1g-1a); 6 of 10 games (3g-5a); 7 of 13 games (3g-6a)
– Hayden Smith has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 3 of 10 games (1g-2a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 2 of 4 games (3a)
– Joe Arntsen has points in 2 of 5 games (1g-1a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 3 points away from 50 career points
– Nolan Bentham is 16 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 9 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 23 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Logan Wormald is 23 games away from 100 career games
– Hayden Smith is 5 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 1 game away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 6 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins

NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 22: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 12-9-0-1 (25 points) on the season after 22 games. The ‘Canes are 7-4-0-1 at home while posting a record of 5-5-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 10-11-0-1 after 22 contests. Lethbridge went 5-6-0-0 in October and are 6-1-0-1 in November.

Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter play tonight having posted a 7-1-0-1 record in their last nine games after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday against Winnipeg. The only regulation loss in that span came Saturday against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Lethbridge has won two-straight games away from home in that span.

Big Trip: The ‘Canes opened a six-game road trip on Tuesday with a win in Winnipeg. Lethbridge will play four games in Manitoba before a pair in Washington State. By the time the ‘Canes return home, they’ll have traveled roughly 4,200 kilometres in two weeks.

Rookie Tendy: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin who was named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for his efforts the week of November 12th has been outstanding this season posting an 8-3-0-1 record with a 2.18 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. Meneghin has won his last four starts posting a 1.22 GAA and a sparkling .961 SV%.

Tight Games: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have played to a one-goal margin in 13 of their last 15 games. The ‘Canes have gone 8-4-0-1 in those 13 one-goal games and have posted a 9-4-0-1 record in one-goal games this season. Lethbridge went 16-6-4-1 in single goal games last year.

Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 547 draws taken. The Olds, AB, product has won 20+ faceoffs in a game three times this season, becoming the first Hurricanes centre-man to accomplish that feat on three occasions since the WHL began tracking faceoffs in 2017, surpassing Jake Leschyshyn and Giorgio Estephan – who both did it twice.

World U17: Miguel Marques and Tristen Doyle had a good showing at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Marques finished with six points (1g-5a) in six games while Doyle had one goal in six games, both for Canada-White. Hurricanes assistant coach Ryan Aasman won a silver medal with Canada-Red.

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.

After 2: The ‘Canes have posted a 10-1-0-0 record when leading after forty minutes. Lethbridge dropped a 4-2 decision to Edmonton on Saturday marking the first time in over five years that they lost in regulation when leading after two periods. Prior to Saturday, Lethbridge had gone 90-0-5-3 when leading after forty.

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