Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Hurricanes Trade Brady Reagan to Calgary

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Wednesday that the team has acquired a fourth round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft from the Calgary Hitmen in exchange for defenseman Brady Reagan.

Reagan, 19, was originally acquired by the Hurricanes at the 2015 WHL Trade Deadline from the Regina Pats. In 123 games as a Hurricane, the Calgary product registered 30 points (8g-22a) along with 99 penalty minutes.


“I think the emergence of some of our young guys have enable us to do this,” said Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt. “Brady’s been a real strong Hurricane over two years. Unfortunately his play probably hasn’t been what we had hoped it would be this year and couple that with some of our young guys and us wanting to play some of the young guys more, it’s pushed us into moving him to another team.”

(From Lethbridge Hurricanes)

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Pat

Hurricanes This Week

The latest edition of Hurricanes This Week is up for you listening pleasure courtesy of www.110percentpod.com.


This week, I join host Jordan Karst on the program along with Hurricanes Head Coach Brent Kisio and former Hurricanes Board Member and Radio Colour Analyst Dick Gibson.

I pop by for an interview with newly acquired Ryan Bowen and we speak with Red Rebels Play-by-Play Voice Cam Moon.




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Pat

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Canes Place Pankewicz on Waivers

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have claimed overage defenseman Shaun Dosanjh off waivers from the Kamloops Blazers while placing overage defenseman Kord Pankewicz on waivers.

Dosanjh, 20, has appeared in 142 games collecting 10 points (3g-7a) along with 113 penalty minutes in his Western Hockey League career with the Vancouver Giants, Prince George Cougars and Kamloops Blazers. The 6’1”, 201-pound left-hand shot defenseman has appeared in 18 games this season with the Blazers and Cougars collecting four points (1g-3a) along with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating.

Pankewicz, 20, appeared in 155 games as a member of the Hurricanes over parts of three seasons scoring 97 points (12g-85a) along with 147 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating.

(From Lethbridge Hurricanes)

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Pat

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Canes This Week

It’s time for another edition of Hurricanes This Week.

Dylan Purcell, Matt Battochio and Jordan Karst break down everything going on in the world of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club. I stop by with a player profile, this one on Colton Kroeker. Another blog from Joe McFarland and an interview with the Play-by-Play voice of the Swift Current Broncos, Shawn Mullin.

It's all ready for your listening pleasure below.



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Pat

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Hurricanes This Week

Another addition of Hurricanes This Week taped Monday with Jordan Karst and

On the show with Jordan this past Monday was Hurricanes GM Peter Anholt, Dylan Purcell from the Lethbridge Herald and myself.

We cover a number of things including some recent off-ice happenings with the hockey club. I also have an interview with Canes defenceman Brennan Menell and Jordan speaks with the radio play-by-play voice of the Kooenay ICE.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

TRADE: Canes Deal Burke to Moose Jaw

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Tuesday that the team has acquired forward Ryan Bowen, a second round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft as well as a conditional draft pick in 2019 in exchange for forward Brayden Burke.

Bowen, 17, will turn 18 on December 10th. The 1998-born right-winger has recorded 12 points (5g-7a) in 18 games this season with the Warriors along with a plus-5 rating and nine penalty minutes. In 90 career WHL games with Moose Jaw, Bowen has registered 27 points (14g-13a) with 28 penalty minutes.

Bowen was originally drafted in the fifth round (94th overall) in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Warriors. The Penticton, BC product played in 53 games in the 2014-2015 season with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League where his scored 28 points (10g-18a) along with 31 penalty minutes.

“There’s a number of things that have happened over an extended period of time and we just felt it was time to make a move and kind of shake up our group. We know Burke is a good player but it was time for us to move on,” said Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt. “We’re real pleased with adding Ryan Bowen who is a big kid with real good skill and has some upside for us and along with a couple draft picks too.”

Burke appeared in 128 games as a Hurricane after being acquired from the Red Deer Rebels in 2014-2015. In his 128 games, the Edmonton product registered 166 points (39g-127a) along with a plus-27 rating. He had a career high 109 points (27g-82a) in 2015-2016 while being named as to the WHL East Second All-Star Team.

(From Lethbridge Hurricanes)

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Pat

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Canes End Long Losing Streak

The Lethbridge Hurricanes put the breaks to a long losing skid Saturday with a convincing 6-1 victory over the visiting Red Deer Rebels at the ENMAX Centre.

Giorgio Estephan scored twice while Tanner Nagel, Tyler Wong, Jordy Bellerive, and Brayden Burke added the others. The victory improves the Hurricanes record to 6-7-1-1 on the season. The win Saturday followed a 2-1 loss the night before the the WHL-leading Prince George Cougars.

The Canes out shot the Rebels 28-27 in this game. It was a badly-needed victory for the Hurricanes. The club had not only lost six in a row prior to the Red Deer game, but the team also had the worst goals against average in the Western Hockey League. Holding the Rebels to just one goal and lighting the red lamp six times was big for this Lethbridge team. Getting that winning feeling back was huge.

The Hurricanes are now inching their way to the quarter-way point in the season. They'll hit the mark at the end of a road trip to B.C. this coming week. They'll play in Kamloops Wednesday (Nov. 2) before heading to Victoria Friday (Nov. 4) and Vancouver Saturday (Nov. 5). The Hurricanes return home November 13th to host the Saskatoon Blades.

For the Hurricanes, now sitting one game below the .500 mark, it's important for this team to come back home after their trip out west with a couple more wins under their belt. They still remain in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference standings despite the team's recent struggles.

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Pat