Canes take streak to the U.S.

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS -

ses­sion gave Leth­bridge the win that im­proves them to 15-8-3-2.

That puts the Hur­ri­canes in a tie for sec­ond place in the Cen­tral Divi­sion with the 15-113-2 Ed­mon­ton Oil Kings — who Leth­bridge has three games in hand on — and one point be­hind the first-place Red Deer Rebels (17-9-2-0).

Since ar­riv­ing in Leth­bridge in last Thurs­day’s block­buster deal with the Regina Pats, the duo of Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry con­tinue to set­tle in nicely.

Leschyshyn scored the ga­me­ty­ing goal Wed­nes­day night that forced over­time with his 18th of the sea­son and sec­ond with the Hur­ri­canes. He has four points in four games, while Henry has a pair of as­sists over the same span.

Cozens has 37 points in 28 games, cap­tain Jordy Bel­lerive is six be­hind with 31 points in 28 games and is on a six-game points streak with six goals and 13 points.

Tay­lor Ross con­tin­ues to lead Leth­bridge in goals with 16.

The Chiefs are led by Ri­ley Woods’ 21 goals in 28 games. The next-clos­est is Adam Beck­man with 13.

Woods is one of seven play­ers to reach the 20-goal mark this sea­son.

Spokane de­fence­man Ty Smith — re­cently se­leted to at­tend Hockey Canada’s Na­tional Ju­nior Team Se­lec­tion Camp in Vic­to­ria next week — has 34 as­sists and 37 points in 25 games this sea­son.

The 14-10-2-2 Chiefs are in a tight bat­tle for sec­ond place in the U.S. Divi­sion with the Port­land Win­ter­hawks (16-10-02) and the Amer­i­cans (14-11-11). They trail the Win­ter­hawks by two points and are up a pair on the Amer­i­cans and are 6-31-0 in their last 10 games.

Tonight’s game will fea­ture two of the top-three power plays in the WHL.

The Chiefs boast the best man ad­van­tage unit in the league, scor­ing 31 power play goals on 115 chances for a suc­cess rate of 27 per cent.

The Canes are in third at 26.7 per cent (32-for-120).

The Hur­ri­canes are 10th in penalty killing at 78.2 per cent (24 goals sur­ren­dered on 110 chances), while the Chiefs are ranked 14th at 77 per cent (26for-113).

Leth­bridge re­turns home Wed­nes­day when the Kelowna Rock­ets visit the Enmax Cen­tre at 7 p.m.

The Canes host the Kam­loops Blaz­ers Dec. 15 and head to Cal­gary the next day to play the Hit­men be­fore break­ing for Christ­mas.

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