In 07-08 Reners became one of two Hurricanes selections in the first round of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft when he was selected 18th overall – the other was former Hurricanes defenseman now Everett Silvertip Alex Theriau. The year prior the native of Pincher Creek, AB had set what at the time was a new Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League record in the 06-07 season with an amazing 61 goals. In two seasons with the Lethbridge Val Matteotti Golden Hawks he totaled nearly a hundred goals his AMBHL career and finished the 2007 campaign with 99 points (61G, 38A). In 08-09 he tallied 42 points in an injury shortened season of 28 games (28G, 14A) with the Lethbridge Y’s Men Titans of the Alberta Midget Hockey League and notched a pair of goals including his first ever WHL goal in only his fourth WHL game with the Hurricanes on January 23rd, 2009.
“We would like to thank Mark for his contributions to our hockey team and the Lethbridge Hurricanes organization” said Preston “We certainly want to wish him the best of luck with his new team and his future endeavors in hockey”
(From Ryan Ohashi, Hurricanes Director of Media Relations)
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