Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Hurricanes 2015 Rookie Camp Rosters

The Lethbridge Hurricanes 2015 rookie training camp roster is out. Rookie camp runs Wednesday through Friday at the ENMAX Centre. All sessions are open to the public. Main camp opens Saturday.

Thanks,
Pat

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Hurricanes Camp, Ticket Sales & More

The Lethbridge Hurricanes open training camp this week at the ENMAX Centre.

For the first time in a long time the club will hold a rookie camp starting Wednesday (Aug. 26). Main camp will take place Saturday. All sessions are open to the public.

I had a chance Tuesday to sit down with GM Peter Anholt to talk hockey and Business Manager Terry Huisman to chat about ticket sales and shares as the club heads into a new season.

The full interview is below.

Thanks,
Pat


Friday, 21 August 2015

Hurricanes 2015 Training Camp

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club is excited to announce the dates for the 2015 Training Camp which will kick off with a Rookie Camp on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at the ENMAX Centre. 

Once again this season, ENMAX will be the official sponsor of both the Training Camp and all Pre-Season games. The Hurricanes Rookie Camp will commence on Wednesday with on-ice testing beginning at 5:30pm. The camp is free and open to the public.

2015 Rookie Camp Schedule

August 26th
Team A Practice – 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Team B Practice – 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Goalie Session – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

August 27th
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am
Veterans Skill Session – 10:30am  11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

August 28th 
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am
Veterans Skill Session – 10:30am – 11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

August 29th 
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am

 2015 Training Camp Schedule

 August 29th 

Team A Practice – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Team B Practice – 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Team C Practice – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

August 30th 
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 9:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 10:00am – 10:45am
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 11:00am – 11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 6:00pm – 6:45pm

August 31st
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 9:00am – 9:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 10:00am – 10:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 11:00am – 11:45am
Game (New Team A vs. New Team B) – 6:15pm – 7:15pm

September 1st 
Practice (New Team A) – 10:00am – 11:00am
Practice (New Team B) – 11:15am – 12:15pm

Also on September 1st, 2015, the Hurricanes will be holding a Red vs. White inter-squad game at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. This will be open to the public with free admission however it is encouraged that a non-perishable food item be donated. 

The Hurricanes will kick off the ENMAX Pre-Season on September 4th, 2015 at 7:00pm when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers at the ENMAX Centre. The Hurricanes will play a total of six exhibition games before the regular season begins on September 25th, 2015.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Canes Hire MacNevin As Assistant Coach

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have announced the hiring of Josh MacNevin as an assistant coach.

MacNevin, 38, joins new Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio and incumbent assistant coach Mike Craig to complete the coaching staff for the 2015-2016 season. The Calgary, native most recently served as an assistant coach with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Men’s Hockey team in 2013-2014 as an assistant coach.

“It’s a really good opportunity to come into a great league on a team that’s on its way up. Brent seems like a really good guy and I’m really excited to join the team and try to help out wherever I can,” said MacNevin. “I’m really excited to start learning and understand the process from the other side of the bench a little bit more.”

MacNevin has a wealth of experience in the game of hockey after playing in the BCHL and NCAA before embarking on a professional career that spanned 14 seasons, spending two seasons in the East Coast Hockey League as well as 12 seasons in Europe before retiring in 2013. The former defenseman was a 1996 fourth round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils.

“We’re very excited to have him. He’ll round out our staff very well. He’s played a lot of professional hockey. His knowledge of the game seems very high,” said Hurricanes Head Coach, Brent Kisio. “We’ll see how his role goes and how much he can be around. He’ll be on the ice as much as he can helping out our guys, especially skill development. He wants to be around and is excited about the opportunity and he’s excited to help us win hockey games.”
 
(Hurricanes Media Relations)
 
Thanks,
Pat

Monday, 10 August 2015

Canes GM Preparing For Training Camp

It might be the middle of summer and temperatures topping out at more than 30 degrees here in southern Alberta. but the boys of winter are getting ready for the start of the Western Hockey League season. The Lethbridge Hurricanes start training camp around August 26th.

Last week I sat down with Hurricanes GM Peter Anholt who is going into his first full season as General Manager of the hockey club. As people know, the Canes haven't made the playoffs since the 2008-2009 WHL season, so the post-season drought has been a long one for this team and its fans.

Anholt and I spoke about several things in our ten minute sit-down interview. Him and I will do a number of these chats throughout the course of the upcoming season. Listen to out pre-camp interview in its entirety below.

Thanks,
Pat


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Canes Acquire Overager Atwal From Vancouver

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have acquired 1995-born defenseman Arvin Atwal from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Atwal, who fills the final 20-year-old vacancy on the Hurricanes roster, is coming off a career-high 25 points (6g-19a) along with 80 penalty minutes in 61 games last year with Vancouver. He is a right-hand shot defenseman who is 6’1” and 195-pounds.

The product of Delta, British Columbia, is a veteran WHL rearguard who has played 154 career regular season games, all with Vancouver, having scored 58 points (14g-44a) with 218 penalty minutes. He also appeared in four playoff games in 2014 collecting two assists with a plus-1 rating.

“We felt that we wanted to add to our depth on the backend and when you add an older guy like that, it gives you an opportunity to play your younger guys even more,” said Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt. “I wanted to add a right-handed older defenseman that we could play Andrew Nielsen with and hopefully have a top-two pairing that can go head-to-head against top forwards on any other team. We are excited about adding [Arvin].”

Atwal was originally drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in the 2010 Bantam Draft 170th overall.

(Hurricanes Media Relations)

Thanks,
Pat

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Canes Deal (D) Jensen to Broncos

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have acquired a fourth round draft pick in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for defenseman Kade Jensen. 

In two seasons with the Hurricanes, Jensen appeared in 110 games collecting 23 points (4g-19a) along with 132 penalty minutes. Last season, the Calgary, AB product set career highs scoring 19 points (4g-15a) in 64 games while collecting 77 penalty minutes finishing third in scoring among Hurricanes defenseman.

The 18-year-old rearguard was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 103rd overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft.

(Hurricanes Media Relations)