Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Another honour for Lethbridge Hurricanes Captain Tyler Wong. 

Wong has been named the WHL's Eastern Conference Humanitarian of the Year for the third consecutive season. As team captain, the 21 year old Wong has established himself as an exceptional ambassador for the Western Hockey League, both on and off the ice. Building upon success from its inaugural season in 2015-16, Wong carried forward with the ‘Canes KidSport program in 2016-17, donating $5 to KidSport Lethbridge & Taber for each goal he scored. The initiative raised over $6,000 in 2015-16 and after setting a goal to raise $10,000 in 2016-17, Wong recruited Ryley Lindgren (now of the Swift Current Broncos), Giorgio Estephan and Jordy Bellerive to accept the challenge in support of KidSport. With the help of the community and alumni, Wong’s initiative surpassed its goal by raising over $13,000 this season. 

In addition to his contributions towards KidSport Lethbridge & Taber, Wong played a vital role in many other ways within the community, including through the “Hurricanes Spread Christmas Cheer” program in support of local foodbanks in southern Alberta. Along with coaches and teammates, he helped deliver food hampers and toy baskets and visited senior homes during the holiday season. Beyond this, Wong volunteered as a teacher’s assistant in a local classroom, served as a volunteer on-ice instructor for a number of minor hockey teams throughout the season and most recently worked with the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association to help individuals with mental and physical disabilities through horseback riding. 

This season, Wong was voted as the Hurricanes “Fan Favourite Player” for fifth time, ensuring a clean sweep of the award across the duration of his WHL and Hurricanes career – a feat achieved by no other player in Lethbridge Hurricanes history. - WHL Release


  1. Fantastic team effort and series-opening road win for the Canes on Friday in the Queen City!

    I acknowledge that the Pats have more roster weapons than your average Wyoming resident's gun cabinet, and had those weapons capitalized on their many opportunities, this game might have ended 7-2, but they didn't.

    The relentless speed & pressure style of the Tigers seemed absent in game one with the Pats. Maybe they expected the Canes to lie down after their big emotional win over their most hated Hwy-3 rivals, and after a first minute goal?

    Similar to the Tigers series, much credit is owed to Skinner for keeping the Canes in this game while his team was outplayed in the first, then periodically throughout the remainder of the contest.

    The Canes probably don't really expect to win two road games against the Eastern Conference regular season winners, so why not start Gilchrist in game two? His regular season play warrants a start in the playoffs, and what a message that would send to the Regina Pats if somehow the Canes managed to "steel" a second game in Regina having started their "back-up" tender! (Plus, Skinner has seen more rubber in April than Goodyear, so a break might be beneficial for him).

    I REALLY don't miss the slash, hack, head whips, dive, & whine from Tiger pussies Shaw, Owre, Bradley, Butcher, & Fischer. Had those players directed as much effort into playing hockey as they directed to their acting abilities, the injury-riddled Canes probably would have been booking tee times a week ago (Not sure if that is on their preening coach, or inbred into Tigers team culture).

    The other thing I noticed while watching game one on Shaw is that as a group, the Pats fans are so much better looking than Tiger fans. Maybe it is simply better quality city water, but unlike Tiger fans, Pats fans seem to wash, brush teeth, comb their hair, shave if needed, and the male fans are able to fit into a single arena seat. Looking forward to a long series with more excellent officiating & high quality hockey!

    Kent Stantigres

  2. It would have been an AMAZING win (and the Canes had good chances), but one question for the line on the ice (that otherwise had a decent game) for the Brooks OT game winner...

    How at even strength would you leave the league's second highest regular season point-getter completely alone in prime scoring position?


    Your tender gave you the opportunity to steel all the momentum in this series, and you three wasted it by forgetting to cover the best player on the ice! You now owe your tender and team mates two wins to make up for that one!