The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have learned that the clubs mascot Twister has decided that after 30 years with the team he has decided to retire.
Twister notified the club on Thursday of his decision stating that the Dairy Queen Home Opener on Friday, September 22nd against the Medicine Hat Tigers will be his final game.
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“This decision did not come easy by any means,” wrote Twister in a letter to the team and fans. “It was very apparent to me during the Whoop Up Days Parade in August that I am ready to step away and spend more time with my family.”
Twister spent 30 years as the Hurricanes mascot joining the team in their inaugural season in 1987. He was a member of all four teams that went to the Western Hockey League Finals, including the Championship victory in 1997.
“Being considered Southern Alberta’s favourite mascot was a dream come true,” added Twister.
“We are very sad to hear of Twister’s decision to retire,” said Hurricanes General Manager of Business Operations, Terry Huisman. “His contribution to our franchise for 30 years has been very impactful. We want to thank Twister for all of his efforts over the last three decades.”
The Hurricanes, who are slated to open the 2017-2018 season next Friday, September 22nd against the Medicine Hat Tigers will announce Twister’s successor prior to next week’s Dairy Queen Home Opener.
(Lethbridge Hurricanes Release)