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GAME DAY PREVIEW: Hurricanes End Homestand Against Hitmen

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes end a season-long six-game homestand tonight as they welcome the Calgary Hitmen to the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (27-1-6-5-5) are riding a three-game losing streak after suffering a 6-5 loss on Saturday against the Prince Albert Raiders. Jake Leschyshyn scored twice while Jake Elmer, Ty Prefontaine and Igor Merezhko scored the goals. The Hurricanes are 2-1-1-1 in the five games on the homestand.

The Hitmen (28-20-4-1) enter having earned a 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome. Six different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Hitmen in the victory. Calgary enters tonight three points behind the Hurricanes in the Central Division standings.

Tonight will be the fifth of six meetings on the year between the Hurricanes and the Hitmen; Lethbridge has posted a 3-1-0-0 record in the four games prior having won the last three.

Tickets for tonight’s game are available online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

VS. HITMEN: Tonight will be the fifth of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Hitmen. The ‘Canes are 3-1-0-0 in the previous four games this year while having won each of the last three by a combined 17-12 in those three games. The two teams have not met since before the Christmas break.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                               TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
October 12th/2018 – at Calgary (6-5 CAL)                                  Nick Henry – 20G, 52A – 72 points
October 26th/2018 – at Calgary (7-6 LET)                                  Jordy Bellerive – 24G, 38A – 62 points
November 9th/2018 – at Lethbridge (4-2 LET)                         Dylan Cozens – 27G, 35A – 62 points
December 16th/2019 – at Calgary (6-4 LET)                              Jake Leschyshyn – 31G, 30A – 61 points
February 13th/2019 – at Lethbridge                                             Taylor Ross – 25G, 26A – 51 points
March 9th/2019 – at Lethbridge

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (31) – Jake Leschyshyn                                      Assists (52) – Nick Henry
Points (72) – Nick Henry
PIMS (92) – Koletrane Wilson                                       Plus/Minus (+26) – Koletrane Wilson
Wins (13) – Carl Tetachuk                                            Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.897) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (3.16) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Taylor Ross has points in 3 straight games (2g-2a); 8 of 17 games (4g-7a); 32 of 53 games (25g-27a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 3 straight games (2g-3a); 9 of 16 games (6g-9a); 33 of 53 games (22g-29a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 2 straight games (2a); 4 of 5 games (4a); 5 of 7 games (5a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 4 of 5 games (4a); 5 of 10 games (5a); 12 of 30 games (12a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 of 5 games (2g-3a); 5 of 9 games (2g-5a); 31 of 52 games (9g-41a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 3 of 5 games (4g-2a); 5 of 9 games (8g-2a); 32 of 46 (28g-27a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 of 5 games (1g-4a); 4 of 8 games (1g-6a); 36 of 53 (24g-38a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 5 games (3g-1a); 8 of 18 games (4g-5a); 9 of 23 games (4g-6a)
– Nick Henry has points in 6 of 11 games (2g-8a); 17 of 25 games (5g-25a); 39 of 54 games (20g-51a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 5 of 12 games (3g-3a); 11 of 19 games (9g-6a); 36 of 52 games (27g-35a)
– Scott Mahovlich has points in 2 of 9 games (1g-1a); 7 of 25 games (3g-4a)
– Nolan Jones has points in 2 of 5 games (2a); 3 of 10 games (3a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 2 of 5 games (1g-2a)
– Jackson Shepard has points in 2 of 7 games (1g-1a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 2 of 5 games (1g-2a)
– Adam Hall has points in 3 of 12 games (1g-2a)
– Justin Hall has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-1a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 12 games away from 200 career games
– Calen Addison is 3 points away from 150 career points
– Jake Leschyshyn is 8 games away from 250 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 16 assists away from 100 career assists
– Igor Merezhko is 10 games away from 250 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 8 points away from 100 career points
– Jordy Bellerive is 4 points away from 250 career points
– Jake Elmer is 11 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 21 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 18 points away from 200 career points
– Scott Mahovlich is 4 games away from 150 career games

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