By Yoos, Cam on November 27, 2019.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight coming off a decisive win, but face a team that has put together a couple of victories of their own.
The Hurricanes welcome the Regina Pats to the Enmax Centre in Western Hockey League play at 7 p.m.
The Canes come in off a convincing 11-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night in Red Deer that moves them into first place in the Central Division at 16-7-0-3.
The Pats are last in the league at 5-14-2-0, but bring a two-game winning streak into tonight’s game. They have gone 4-4-2-0 in their past 10 games.
The Pats beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-4 Friday night in Brandon and then blanked the Swift Current Broncos 6-0 on the weekend.
In that time, Pats’ overage forward Robbie Holmes has four goals and one assist to give him nine goals and 15 points in 21 games.
Austin Pratt leads Regina with nine goals and 19 points in 21 games.
Hurricanes’ forward Logan Barlages’ performance over three games last week earned him the WHL On the Run Player of the Week.
The product of Humboldt, Sask. led WHL skaters with three goals and nine points in three games.
Barlage now has seven goals and 19 points in 24 games.
Hurricanes’ forward and Buffalo Sabres’ prospect Dylan Cozens continues to lead the Canes on the scoresheet with 17 goals and 36 points in 24 games, putting him in a three-way tie for second in league scoring with Connor Zary and former Hurricane Zane Franklin of the Kamloops Blazers.
Canes import draft Oliver Okuliar is seventh in league scoring with 17 goals and 33 points.
Cozens, Okuliar, Zary and Prince Albert forward Aliaksei Protas are tied for the league lead with 17 goals.
In the crease, Canes’ goaltender Carl Tetachuk sits third in the WHL in goals against average at 2.07. His .925 save percentage is also third.
Lethbridge sits one point ahead of the 14-5-4-2 Edmonton Oil Kings and two up on the Medicine Hat Tigers (16-7-0-1).
The Canes return to the Enmax Centre Friday night when the Saskatoon Blades come to town. Game time is 7 p.m.