Monday, 13 February 2012

Hurricanes This Week

The Hurricanes put an end to a four game home-ice losing skid on Saturday, beating the Prince Albert Raiders 4-1.

The Canes were looking to rebound after losses to Saskatoon and Moose Jaw earlier in the week. With 14 games to go in the regular season, the Hurricanes sit in 11th spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-35-0-1. This is a much lighter week coming up for the Hurricanes with only two games, both at home on what is the Alberta Family Day long weekend. The Brandon Wheat Kings come to town Wednesday (Feb. 15) and the Regina Pats will pay a visit Friday (Feb. 17). On Friday, the Hurricanes will recognize the families and billet families of the players with a special honour during the game against the Pats. It's become somewhat of a tradition for the Hurricanes during the Family Day long weekend.

Friday night's game with also be Cancer Awareness night at the ENMAX Centre. The Hurricanes will be teaming up with the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life. All the proceeds from the event will be going to cancer research.


Fred Jack and I are back LIVE from Average Joe's on 6th Street South for another edition of Hurricanes This Week. On the program tonight, Canes forward Sam McKechnie, Board of Directors President Don Clark, and Rod Pedersen, Sports Blogger, Talk Show Host, Voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and former radio voice of the Regina Pats. Busy show for you this evening. It starts at 6:00 pm (MST) on CJOC.



  1. Economically is this not the best time to buy this team.
    This is the third non-playoff season, deficit of $400, 000.00, reserves gone and the attendance is down.
    The 95 class has 4 players picked in the top 41 (one top five pick)
    The 96 class has 4 players in the top 30 (two top five picks)
    The 97 class will have 3 players in the top 30 (likely one top five pick) – if we don’t trade the picks
    Potential of a top ten/fifteen Euro pick in 2012.
    The 98 class will have 3 players in the first two rounds – if we don’t trade the picks
    The 95 class looks very good and capable.
    The 96 class is probably better than the 95 class with the potential of two first round NHL picks.
    The Rink reno’s will be complete for next season.
    This will likely be the last non-playoff season with on ice talent to contend in 13-14 seasons and beyond.
    What are the benefits to a privately owned team? How much will ticket prices rise? Will we likely get the memorial cup should this team be privately owned? Will the new investors want to make a bid for 2016?
    As a shareholder and fan I know the model was to build through the draft to try and get the memorial cup in 2013. I assume if it is still community owned we will put in a bid for 2016 or will we not have enough money to put in a bid? Not sure what is a better for this City.

  2. At this point (of the season and the development of the young players), I think it's best to just keep it community-owned. Why sell the franchise now when things are looking up??

    I use the Seattle Sonics as a comparison. Oklahoma City's team (Thunder) is a young team who's made the playoffs the past two years with a stud guard. Things will only get better for them.

    The OKC situation is a sad one for Seattle because the team was on the verge of where they are now. I don't want to see another city benefit from the hard work our Board, GM and coaches have put in the past two years. That wouldn't be a good deal for Lethbridge AT ALL.