The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced on Wednesday it has added overage forward Jack Flaman and 1999 born forward Zach Cox from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
Flaman, 20, was undrafted in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Vibank, Saskatchewan product was a member of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants for the past two seasons. In 2016-2017 Flaman recorded 22 points (15g-7a) along with 31 penalty minutes with the Giants finishing fourth on the team in goals. He has appeared 147 career WHL games with the Giants and Portland Winterhawks.
Cox, 18, was originally selected in the eighth round (167th overall) by the Regina Pats in the 2014 Bantam Draft. The 6’4”, 188-pound right-winger appeared in 58 games last season with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he recorded 25 points (10g-15a) along with 45 penalty minutes. Cox has skated in four games with the Nipawin Hawks of the SJHL where he registered one goal and three assists. Both Flaman and Cox are expected to play this weekend for the Hurricanes.
(Lethbridge Hurricanes Release)
The Hurricanes brought in Flaman since defenceman Brennan Menell signed an entry level deal with the NHL's Minnesota Wild. He's eligible to play for the Wild's ANHL team in Iowa. It's not known if and when Menell will return to Lethbridge.