Monday, 25 May 2015

Hurricanes Play Bulls in Charity Ball Game

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club are proud to announce that the organization, along with the Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club and the Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Society, will once again team up and hold the second annual Alzheimer’s Charity Softball Game to be held at Spitz Stadium Monday, June 8th, 2015. 

Gates will open at 6:00pm and that will kick off a tailgate party in the parking lot of Spitz Stadium where Hurricanes players and alumni as well as Bulls players will be signing autographs. At 7:00pm there will be a Home-Run Derby with the game commencing at 7:45pm.

There will be a 50/50 draw as well as jersey raffles. Last year the event raised $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. More than 300 people attended the event and this year the goal is to reach the 500 mark for attendance.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance at the Hurricanes Office, the Bulls Office and at the Alzheimer’s Society or at the doors on June 8th. If you have a group of 10 or more, tickets are available for $10 each. 

Season Ticket holders for both the Hurricanes and Bulls will receive $10 admission. Hurricanes Season Ticket holders are required to purchase at the Hurricanes Office.

(Hurricanes Media Relations)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hurricanes Sign Another 2015 Draft Pick

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have signed prospect Tyler Strath to a Western Hockey League’s Standard Player Agreement.

Strath, who will turn 15 on May 25th, was selected in the third round, 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft by the Hurricanes. The 6’2”, 161-pound rearguard collected 23 points (4g-19a) in 31 games while adding 32 penalty minutes this past season with the Rocky Mountain Raiders Bantam AAA.

Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt says it’s yet another domino to fall, “I think it’s another building block for our organization. My goal was certainly to get our top three picks signed this year and at this point we’re two of three, so I think that’s continuing to build from the back.”

Anholt said he was thrilled to select Strath in the third round, “I was really pleased. As every pick went by that he wasn’t picked, I got a little bit more antsy and ansty all the time thinking we were going to get a chance at him; this guy’s a legit player.”

“Strath is a big, strong defensive defenceman. He takes care of his own end, makes good first passes and he skates really well for a big man. It’s a real important building block for our organization,” Anholt added.

Strath joins Calen Addison as the second of the ten players chosen in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft to sign a Standard Player Agreement.

(From Hurricanes Media Relations)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Canes Holding Shareholders Meeting June 1

The Lethbridge Hurricanes will be holding a General Meeting of the Shareholders on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Canadian Western Bank Lounge located at the ENMAX Centre (#2, 2510 Scenic Drive South).

NOTE: On the Notice of General Meeting of Shareholders of Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club the return date for the Notice of Proxy said Friday, May 15, 2015 - this is incorrect. Please be advised that the return date for the Notice of Proxy is Friday, May 29, 2015. The Lethbridge Hurricanes apologize for the error in the letter sent.

The meeting is for the purpose of:

1)  Considering, and if thought fit, approving a Special Resolution that the Board of Directors call a General Meeting of the Shareholders to facilitate the sale of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club; and

2) Considering, and if thought fit, approving a Special Resolution of the Shareholders appoving the amendment to Article 5 of the Memorandum of Association by converting Two Thousand (2,000) of its Ten Thousand (10,000) authorized shares without nominal or par value into Two Thousand (2,000) shares having a par value of $1,000.00 per share.

And further take notice that the Shareholders of the Corporation shall conduct such other business as may arise from the proceedings.

All Shareholders will receive a Notice of Proxy letter in the mail this week.

Reminder that all corporate shareholders are required to appoint a Proxy to vote on behalf of the company.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the Lethbridge Hurricanes Office at (403) 328-1986.

( From Hurricanes website)

Friday, 15 May 2015

WHL Trade: Captain Watson Dealt to Seattle

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced on Friday that they have acquired overage forward Cory Millette and a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam draft from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for Captain Jamal Watson. 

Millette, who is from Storthoaks, Saskatchewan, scored 47 points (24g-23a) while appearing in 71 games with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades last seasonHe scored five points (2g-3a) in six playoff games with the Thunderbirds this past spring. The 5’10”, 194-pound forward has played in 238 career WHL games with the T-birds, Raiders, Blades and Red Deer Rebels scoring a total of 121 points (60g-61a). 

Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt, says Millette is a smart player, “Cory is one of those players that has really good hockey sense. He has some offensive ability around the net. I kind of compare him to [Tomas] Holmstrom of Detroit; his skating isn’t the best, but he makes up for it with his hockey sense. He’ll be a good add for us.”

Watson, who hails from Calgary, Alberta, was named the 24thCaptain in franchise history last year and set career highs in goals (26), assists (28) and points (56) while appearing in 66 games. During his four years with the Hurricanes, Watson appeared in 270 games which ranks him tied for seventh in franchise history. He was also tied for 26th in franchise history with 69 goals, 39th in assists with 79, and 34th in career points with 148. 

Anholt says trading the Captain was a difficult decision, “It was really hard. He’s played here four years and he was a real good warrior for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. It’s tough, he was our Captain but it’s maybe time for him to move on and moving to the Western Conference it will be kind of a fresh start for Watty.”

The Hurricanes still have two open overage spots heading into the 2015-2016 hockey season.

(From Hurricanes Media Relations)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hurricanes Hire New Head Scout

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Thursday that Rob MacLachlan has been hired as the team’s new Head Scout on a multi-year deal, while Todd Hassen has been named as Assistant Head Scout.

MacLachlan, a native of Moose Jaw, spent the last 14 years with the Warriors in a scouting capacity with the last 11 as the teams Head Scout. During his tenure with the Moose Jaw franchise, MacLachlan was instrumental in the drafting of players like Brayden Point, Morgan Rielly, and Travis Hamonic

MacLachlan, 57, says he’s looking forward to a fresh start, “I’m very excited. For me I think it was time for a change and I was hoping to go to a club that I can help to get back on track.”

“I think teams go through times where it takes a while to rebuild, I see Lethbridge on the right track with Peter being here and the changes he’s made already. My philosophy is to build from the back end out and I’m very excited to come in here and help out,added MacLachlan.

Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt says, MacLachlan’sresume speaks for itself, “His experience in the league is as good as there is around the whole Western League. He’s been with the Moose Jaw Warriors the last 14 years and has shown that he has a really good eye for talent and has been able to project players as they move from the bantam level to the major junior level.”

“He’s been through a number of cycles and I think having that experience of going through cycles of players is so, so valuable,continued Anholt. “He’s got a good track record with the draft and he has a real good network of people that he’s developed over the years. It all points in the right direction for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.”

Todd Hassen, who has been with the Hurricanes for a number of years in a scouting capacity, has been named as the Assistant Head Scout under MacLachlan

He says it’s the right time for him to take on this new role, “At this point in my life, I’m very happy to be the Assistant Head Scout with Lethbridge and working with Rob and PeteI think it works out well for me, I’ve been involved for a few years now with the scouting department and it’s going to be real good working with Rob and I think we’ll make a good team together.”

(Hurricanes Media Relations)


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Canes Holding Special Shareholders Meeting

The Lethbridge Hurricanes will be holding a General Meeting of the Shareholders on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Canadian Western Bank Lounge located at the ENMAX Centre (#2, 2510 Scenic Drive South).

The meeting is for the purpose of:

1)      Considering, and if thought fit, approving a Special Resolution that the Board of Directors call a General Meeting of the Shareholders to facilitate the sale of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club; and

2)      Considering, and if thought fit, approving a Special Resolution of the Shareholders appoving the amendment to Article 5 of the Memorandum of Association by converting Two Thousand (2,000) of its Ten Thousand (10,000) authorized shares without nominal or par value into Two Thousand (2,000) shares having a par value of $1,000.00 per share.

And further take notice that the Shareholders of the Corporation shall conduct such other business as may arise from the proceedings.

All Shareholders will receive a Notice of Proxy letter in the mail this week.

Reminder that all corporate shareholders are required to appoint a Proxy to vote on behalf of the company.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the Lethbridge Hurricanes Office at (403) 328-1986.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Canes Sign Top Pick Addison

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have signed prospect Calen Addison to a Western Hockey League’s Standard Player Agreement. 

Addison, 15, was selected second overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft last Thursday. The product of Brandon, Manitoba, led his league in scoring amassing 76 points (45g-31a) in just 31 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings Bantam AAA in the Winnipeg Bantam AAA Hockey League.

Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt, says he’s happy to get this done so quickly, “I think it sends a real important message throughout our Community and the hockey community. Calen is very excited about being a part of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and we are very excited.”

“It’s just one of the dominos that we continue to work to do away with and now we can look forward to other ones,” added Anholt. 

Anholt says he’s very excited about the type of player that Addison is, “he’s a real special player. He’s not very big, but he plays the game big and he skates so, so well. His first three strides are powerful. He’s an elite player and we believe he’s going to have a really good career, not only with us but going forward at whatever level that might be.

Addison, who tips the scales at 5’9” and 160-pounds, says he’s excited to be in the fold, “it was a huge honour to be picked by the Hurricanes [second overall] and I just want to bring a big game to the Hurricanes and hopefully have a big turn around.”

“It was an easy decision for us [to sign]. I want to be a part of that turn around that they’re trying to make and it’s just an honour to be a part of it and to be the guy they took and to join the organization,” added Addison. “I’m just excited to get things going and meet all the guys, staff, and everyone in the City of Lethbridge.”

(From Hurricanes Media Relations)

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