Following the 2013 Lethbridge Hurricanes Training Camp, the team announced ten players will continue their tryout with the club.
Forwards Giorgio Estephan, Kolten Olynek, Reid Nemeth, Zach Goberis and Carter Amson will be joined by Defencemen Bryton Sayers, Brandon Kennedy, Kade Jensen, Thomas Lenchyshyn and Goalie Jonny Hogue.
During Training Camp, 2011 2nd round pick (25th overall) Olynek had 10 points (3G, 7A) while 2012 picks Estephan registered 6 points (4G, 2A) and Goberis had five (4G, 1A.)
Lethbridge Hurricanes Head Coach Drake Berehowsky commented “I was impressed with the compete level at camp. The ten that are sticking around have earned the extended look through practice time and some exhibition games.”
The Hurricanes also made a roster move, by releasing veteran Forward Michael Sofillas. The native of Morden, Manitoba missed the entire 2011-2012 season with concussion symptoms. During his 119 games played with the Hurricanes, he tallied 6 goals and 20 assists.
Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson calls Sofillas “a character player both on and off the ice, who worked extremely hard to come back and return to the lineup last season. We thank him for his commitment and dedication to the Hurricanes and we want to wish Michael all the best in the future.”
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)