Friday, 4 October 2013

Hurricanes President to Address Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Junior A Western Hockey League (WHL) franchise began in Winnipeg 45 years ago as the Winnipeg Jets.

The franchise stayed in Winnipeg until the conclusion of the 1976-1977 season, along the way changing its name to the Winnipeg Clubs and later, the Winnipeg Monarchs.

The franchise moved to Calgary for the 1977-78 season playing there as the Wranglers for 10 seasons before relocating to their current home in Lethbridge as the Hurricanes in 1987.

The first Lethbridge WHL franchise arrived in 1974 when the Broncos were acquired from Swift Current only to see them return there following the 1985-86 season.

The speakers will present their perspective on the many and ongoing issues that a WHL franchise has to deal with in order to be competitive, viable and respected.

They will also discuss community versus corporate ownership of the franchise as well as the impact the Hurricanes has on the City of Lethbridge and surrounding area.  

Speakers: Brian McNaughton and Brian Wichers

Moderator: Dylan Purcell

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time: Noon - 1:30 PM

Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg)
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch)

(SACPA Media Release)



  1. Any report on this, Pat?
    Anyone show up?
    Post a link to a report?



  2. Hey Richie. I wasn't there as I was in transit with the hockey team when that SACPA session took place. Here's a link to the audio archived on the SACPA website. Hope this helps.

    1. Awesome! You da man, Pat! Thank you very much for the link!

      ...Go Canes! Go Pat!