Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Canes This Week: Playoff Preview

It's playoff time!

The Hurricanes This Week podcast, hosted by Jordan Karst is setting up the Lethbridge Hurricanes upcoming playoff series with the Red Deer Rebels.

On the show this week is Hurricanes play-by-play voice Dustin Forbes, Hurricanes Board Member & former player Mike Wuchterl, and Matt Battachio from Global TV Lethbridge.

Also on this week's show Joe McFarland stops by with another audio blog talking about some of the best WHL mascots, I'll have a player profile with Hurricane Brady Pouteau, and Jordan weclomes WHL Insider Gregg Drinnan to the program from Kamloops.

That and more on Hurricanes This Week for Monday, March 20th.




Thanks,
Pat

Friday, 17 March 2017

Hurricanes Sign (D) Koletrane Wilson

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club are excited to announce they have signed defenseman Koletrane Wilson to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.

Wilson, 17, was originally drafted by the Hurricanes in the fourth round (84th overall) in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. The right-handed shot rearguard spent the 2016-2017 regular season with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he registered 11 points (1g-10a) along with 27 penalty minutes in 45 regular season games.

Photo credit to Lethbridge Hurricanes

“We’re just really pleased to have (Koletrane) come on board for the rest of the year and for the future,” said Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt. “I think any time you can add a big, strong defenseman that skates well and is a real good quality person that plays hard, I think it really adds to the depth of our organization.”

The 6’3”, 215-pound defenseman who hails from Edmonton, Alberta is the younger brother of former WHLer Klarc Wilson who appeared in 328 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Edmonton Oil Kings and the Prince George Cougars.
 
The ‘Canes will begin the 2017 WHL Playoffs on Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th when they host the Red Deer Rebels in the first two games of the best-of-seven first round series.


Playoff tickets to the general public go on sale on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am and can be purchased online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centres. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Hurricanes Host Red Deer to Open WHL Playoffs

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club are excited to announce that they will face the Red Deer Rebels in the first round of the 2017 Western Hockey League Playoffs.

The Hurricanes and Rebels will begin their first round best-of-seven series on Saturday, March 25th at 7:00pm in Game 1 at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge.

The full schedule for the first round of the post-season:

Game 1 – Red Deer at Lethbridge – Saturday, March 25th, 7:00pm

Game 2 – Red Deer at Lethbridge – Sunday, March 26th, 6:00pm

Game 3 – Lethbridge at Red Deer – Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00pm

Game 4 – Lethbridge at Red Deer – Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm

* Game 5 – Red Deer at Lethbridge – Saturday, April 1st, 7:00pm

* Game 6 – Lethbridge at Red Deer – Sunday, April 2nd, 5:00pm

* Game 7 – Red Deer at Lethbridge, Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00pm (* if necessary)

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am. Season Ticket holders who have not purchased their Playoff Ticket Packages prior to March 18th will have their seats released to the general public. Playoff Ticket Packages can be purchased by visiting or calling the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre at 403-329-SEAT (7328).

(From Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Thanks,
Pat

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Hurricanes Open WHL Playoffs March 25th

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are excited to announce the schedule for the first two games of their first round playoff series in the 2017 Western Hockey League Playoffs.

The ‘Canes will begin post-season play on Saturday, March 25th at 7:00pm in Game 1 followed by Game 2 on Sunday,  March 26th at 6:00pm. The Hurricanes will finish second in the Central Division and will play either the Red Deer Rebels or Calgary Hitmen in the opening round of the playoffs. The remaining schedule will be announced later.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am. Season Ticket holders who have not purchased their Playoff Ticket Packages prior to March 18th will have their seats released to the general public. Playoff Ticket Packages can be purchased by visiting or calling the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre at 403-329-SEAT (7328). 

Walk-Up Pricing Round One:

Adult (18+):    $25.00
Senior (65+)    $22.00
Youth (3-17)    $18.00

Season Ticket Holder Package:

Adult (18+):    $23.00
Senior (65+)    $20.00
Youth (3-17)    $16.00

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tyler Wong Named WHL Player of the Week

The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Tyler Wong has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 5, 2017.

Wong registered 10 points (3G-7A) in four games to help the Hurricanes go 4-0-0-0 on an East Division road swing this past week.

On Tuesday, February 28, Wong recorded two goals, including the short-handed game-winner and the power-play insurance marker, as well as an assist in a 4-1 win at Regina, earning second star honours. He followed up with another assist on Wednesday, March 1 in a 3-2 overtime win at Brandon before adding another three points (1G-2A) to his ledger in a 5-2 win at Prince Albert on Friday, March 3, being recognized as third star. Finally, Wong wrapped up the weekend with three assists on Saturday, March 4, in a 5-4 overtime win at Saskatoon.

This is the second time Wong has been recognized as WHL Player of the Week this season, after he was first tabbed with the honour for the week ending January 15, 2017. He was also recognized as the WHL Player of the Month for December.

A 21-year-old product of Cochrane, AB, Wong ranks first in WHL goal scoring with 48 tallies and third in overall production with 101 points (48G-53A) in 63 games. Wong’s 2016-17 totals represent new career highs across the board.

(From WHL.ca)

Thanks,
Pat

Hurricanes This Week March 6/17

The latest edition of the Hurricanes This Week podcast is up and and ready.

This week, host Jordan Karst welcomes Lethbridge Hurricanes Play-by-Play Voice Dustin Forbes to the show, former Lethbridge Herald Sports Editor Dylan Purcell, and former Hurricanes radio Colour Analyst and Board Member, Dick Gibson.

On the show this week Joe McFarland stops by with another audio blog, this one on former Hurricanes defenceman Luca Sbisa.

That and more on Hurricanes This Week!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hurricanes This Week Feb 27th

Another Hurricanes This Week podcast is ready for your listening pleasure.

This week, host Jordan Karst welcomes Lethbridge Hurricanes GM Peter Anholt to the show, former Lethbridge Herald Sports Editor Dylan Purcell and myself.

On the show this week is Brandon Wheat Kings radio voice Brandon Crowe, Joe McFarland stops by with another audio blog, and I have a quick interview with Hurricanes forward Jaeden Joseph.

That and more on Hurricanes This Week!




Thanks,
Pat