The Lethbridge Hurricanes Junior A Western Hockey League (WHL) franchise began in Winnipeg 45 years ago as the Winnipeg Jets.
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
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.
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
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
Moderator: Dylan Purcell
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM
Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg)
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch)
(SACPA Media Release)