Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hurricanes Make Three Roster Moves

The Lethbridge Hurricanes trimmed their roster by three on Saturday by reassigning Connor Rokosh, Johnny Hogue and releasing Reid Nemeth.


Rokosh, a 6’5, 205 pound defenceman was the Hurricanes 4th round (74th overall) pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. The Edmonton native has been reassigned to SSAC in the Midget AAA Hockey League.


Lethbridge native Jonny Hogue who was drafted by the Hurricanes in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft has been reassigned. He rejoined the hockey club midway through last season and posted his first career WHL win January 29th after making 41 saves in a 3-2 win over Prince Albert.


Reid Nemeth, also selected in the 2011 Bantam Draft has been released by the hockey club. The 18-year old had 5 points (3G, 2A) and 9 PIM’s in 58 games last season.


With these moves, the Hurricanes roster is now down to 28 with 2 goalies, 9 defencemen and 17 forwards.


  1. Not surprised by the three moves. Rokosh can use more seasoning, but he will be a main staple of the d-corps likely next season. He certainly has the size and potential. As for Hogue, he was not going to beat out the two younger and much bigger goaltenders. Nemeth's lack of production hurt him, and the Canes had to make room for the two Russians, Vandervlis and White. The two 16yr olds were wearing face shields last night, which should indicate they will be part of the roster this year. White has been the best forward by far.


  2. Spoke to a scout from another team and apparently Erkamps and Duke are available. Asking price on Erkamps is high and Duke's asking price is unreasonable. This upcoming bantam draft will be one of the deepest in years and the Canes are looking to stockpile multiple 1st round picks while adding quality roster players.

  3. Interesting, but if you know the hockey world everyone except maybe the top ten players in the world are "available". Just sayin' NO surpirse if either get moved.