October 26th, 2020

Canes host Broncos tonight

By Yoos, Cam on November 6, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

After a three-game road trip that saw them take five of six available points, the Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight and this weekend.

The Canes welcome the Swift Current Broncos to the Enmax Centre tonight in Western Hockey League action at 7 p.m.

With their points streak hitting double digits at 8-0-0-2 following Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings, the Hurricanes will look to extend that and keep in the chase for first place in the Central Division.

Thanks to their points streak, the 11-4-0-3 Hurricanes trail the 12-1-3 Edmonton Oil Kings by two points in the Central Division.

The Oil Kings hosted the Prince Albert Raiders Tuesday night and will be in Lethbridge Friday for a big hometown test for the Hurricanes.

Thanks to a little offensive output over the course of their Manitoba road trip, the Hurricanes have two scorers in the WHL’s top three.

Third-year-forward Dylan Cozens has moved into second place in league scoring with 11 goals and 25 points in 16 games.

After back-to-back hat tricks in Winnipeg and Brandon, import forward Oliver Okuliar leads the WHL in goals with 15 and is in third place in overall scoring with 24 points in 18 games.

Hurricane second-year defenceman Alex Cotton leads WHL blue-liners in scoring. The Langley, B.C. product has four goals and 18 points in 18 games.

Last season, Cotton had two goals and 11 points in 54 games.

Swift Current is 3-9-1-2 and 1-6-1-2 in their past 10 games. They are led by Ben King and Kasper Puutio, who have eight points each.

On Tuesday, the Broncos made a trade of import forwards with the Vancouver Giants, dealing 2001-born forward Joona Kiviniemi to Vancouver, while the Broncos acquire 2001-born forward Sergei Alkhimov and a sixth-round selection in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

After Friday’s game against Edmonton, the Hurricanes wrap up their three-game homestand against the Tri-City Americans Saturday at 7 p.m.

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