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Hurricanes host Broncos for Teddy Bear Toss

Lethbridge Hurricanes

 

Lethbridge, Alta. – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre after a four game road trip tonight as they welcome the Swift Current Broncos for the 23rd Annual Canadian Tire Toque and Teddy Toss at 7:00 p.m. MT.

The Hurricanes (11-8-3-2) have been off since a 3-2 overtime loss last Saturday in Moose Jaw to the the Warriors. Taylor Ross and Keltie Jeri-Leon scored in the losing cause while Reece Klassen made 33 saves. On Thursday, the Hurricanes acquired forwards Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry from the Regina Pats; both will make their Hurricanes debut tonight. The Hurricanes are 6-4-0-2 on home ice this season.

The Broncos (4-19-1-1) were handed a 5-1 loss on Wednesday to the Brandon Wheat Kings in Swift Current. Alec Zawatsky scored the lone goal in the defeat while Joel Hofer made 33 saves in the game. The Broncos are 1-1-0-0 in their last two games after earning their first regulation win of the season on Saturday against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Tonight will be the second of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos; Swift Current earned an overtime victory in their only meeting back on November 2.

There are less than 600 tickets remaining for tonight’s game. You can purchase yours online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.

Fans are encouraged to bring a plush toy, wrapped in plastic, to be thrown on the ice when the Hurricanes score their first goal of the game. All toys will be donated to various charities in our region. The Hurricanes have set a goal of 4,500 bears to be collected this year.

VS. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the second of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos. Swift Current earned a 5-4 overtime victory in the lone meeting of the season this year on November 2. The Hurricanes are 1-3-1-0 in the last five regular season games against the Broncos.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                   TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
November 2nd/2018 – at Swift Current (5-4 OT SC)                    Nick Henry – 15G, 25A – 40 points
November 30th/2018 – at Lethbridge                                           Jake Leschyshyn – 16G, 16A – 32 points
February 2nd/2019 – at Lethbridge                                              Dylan Cozens – 12G, 19A – 31 points
February 15th/2019 – at Swift Current                                         Jordy Bellerive – 10G, 17A – 27 points
Taylor Ross – 13G, 13A – 26 points

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (16) – Jake Leschyshyn                                     Assists (25) – Nick Henry
Points (40) – Nick Henry
PIMS (30) – Calen Addison & Koletrane Wilson           Plus/Minus (+8) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (8) – Reece Klassen                                             Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.908) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (3.28) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Nick Henry has points in 3 straight games (4g-3a); 4 of 5 games (7g-4a); 20 of 25 games (15g-25a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 12 of 13 games (6g-9a); 19 of 24 games (13g-13a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 2 straight games (1g-2a); 8 of 13 games (3g-6a); 16 of 24 games (11g-10a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 2 straight games (3g-4a); 5 of 8 games (4g-6a); 17 of 23 games (12g-19a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 12 of 13 games (11g-10a); 14 of 17 games (13g-13a)
– Jackson Shepard has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-2a); 5 of 13 games (1g-5a); 6 of 14 games (1g-7a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 4 of 8 games (2g-6a); 10 of 16 games (6g-11a); 16 of 24 games (10g-17a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 7 games (4a); 4 of 9 games (5a); 11 of 18 games (16a)
– Calen Addison has points in 8 of 13 games (3g-11a); 11 of 16 games (3g-15a); 15 of 24 games (4g-21a)
– Zach Cox has points in 4 of 8 games (5g); 7 of 14 games (7g-1a); 8 of 17 games (8g-1a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-1a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 2 of 7 games (1g-1a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 4 of 9 games (1g-4a); 9 of 15 games (4g-8a); 12 of 19 games (7g-9a)
– Keltie Jeri-Leon has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 5 of 12 games (3g-4a); 9 of 17 games (5g-6a)
– Justin Hall has points in 3 of 12 games (4a)
– Adam Hall has points in 2 of 9 games (2a)
– Carl Tetachuk has won 2 straight starts

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 1 assist away from 100 career assists
– Ty Prefontaine is 2 games away from 150 career games
– Taylor Ross is 11 games away from 200 career games
– Taylor Ross is 8 points away from 100 career points
– Jake Leschyshyn is 29 points away from 150 career points
– Jordy Bellerive is 20 games away from 250 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 6 goals away from 100 career goals
– Jake Elmer is 26 points away from 100 career points
– Nick Henry is 14 assists away from 100 career assists
– Dylan Cozens is 16 games away from 100 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Logan Barlage is 1 game away from 100 career games
– Koletrane Wilson is 16 games away from 100 career games

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