Hurricanes Pre-Season Opener this Friday

2015-2016-Website-News-Article-Photo-Pre-Season-TigersThe Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club will kick off the 2015 ENMAX exhibition schedule this coming Friday when they welcome their Southern Alberta rival Medicine Hat Tigers at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

It will be the only game of the Hurricanes pre-season schedule that will be played in Lethbridge. Tickets can be purchased through the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association for just $10.00 or at the door. LMHA office hours are 10:00am–4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

The Hurricanes will play a total of six pre-season games before the regular season begins on Friday, September 25th, 2015. The Hurricanes other five pre-season games are as follows:

Tuesday, September 8th – @ Kootenay Ice (7:00pm)
Friday, September 11th – vs. Swift Current Broncos (7:00pm in COALDALE)
Sunday, September 13th – @ Swift Current Broncos (4:00pm)
Thursday, September 17th – @ Kootenay Ice (7:00pm in CROWSNEST PASS)
Friday, September 18th – vs. Calgary Hitmen (7:00pm in CROWSNEST PASS)

Also, the Hurricanes will be hosting a Red versus White inter-squad game Tuesday night at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre. Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

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2015 Hurricanes Training Camp Schedule

Lethbridge HurricanesThe Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club is excited to announce the dates for the 2015 Training Camp which will kick off with a Rookie Camp on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at the ENMAX Centre.

Once again this season, ENMAX will be the official sponsor of both the Training Camp and all Pre-Season games. The Hurricanes Rookie Camp will commence on Wednesday with on-ice testing beginning at 5:30pm. The camp is free and open to the public.

2015 Rookie Camp Schedule

August 26th
Team A Practice – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Team B Practice – 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Goalie Session – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

August 27th
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am
Veterans Skill Session – 10:30am – 11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

August 28th
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am
Veterans Skill Session – 10:30am – 11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

August 29th
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 10:15am

2015 Training Camp Schedule

August 29th
Team A Practice – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Team B Practice – 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Team C Practice – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

August 30th
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 9:00am – 9:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 10:00am – 10:45am
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 11:00am – 11:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 6:00pm – 6:45pm

August 31st
Game (Team B vs. Team C) – 9:00am – 9:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team B) – 10:00am – 10:45am
Game (Team A vs. Team C) – 11:00am – 11:45am
Game (New Team A vs. New Team B) – 6:15pm – 7:15pm

September 1st
Practice (New Team A) – 10:00am – 11:00am
Practice (New Team B) – 11:15am – 12:15pm

Also on September 1st, 2015, the Hurricanes will be holding a Red vs. White inter-squad game at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. This will be open to the public with free admission however it is encouraged that a non-perishable food item be donated.

The Hurricanes will kick off the ENMAX Pre-Season on September 4th, 2015 at 7:00pm when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers at the ENMAX Centre. The Hurricanes will play a total of six exhibition games before the regular season begins on September 25th, 2015.

Hurricanes Round Out Coaching Staff

Lethbridge HurricanesThe Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have announced the hiring of Josh MacNevin as an assistant coach.

MacNevin, 38, joins new Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio and incumbent assistant coach Mike Craig to complete the coaching staff for the 2015-2016 season. The Calgary, native most recently served as an assistant coach with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Men’s Hockey team in 2013-2014 as an assistant coach.

“It’s a really good opportunity to come into a great league on a team that’s on its way up. Brent seems like a really good guy and I’m really excited to join the team and try to help out wherever I can,” said MacNevin. “I’m really excited to start learning and understand the process from the other side of the bench a little bit more.”

MacNevin has a wealth of experience in the game of hockey after playing in the BCHL and NCAA before embarking on a professional career that spanned 14 seasons, spending two seasons in the East Coast Hockey League as well as 12 seasons in Europe before retiring in 2013. The former defenseman was a 1996 fourth round draft pick of the New Jersey Devils.

“We’re very excited to have him. He’ll round out our staff very well. He’s played a lot of professional hockey. His knowledge of the game seems very high,” said Hurricanes Head Coach, Brent Kisio. “We’ll see how his role goes and how much he can be around. He’ll be on the ice as much as he can helping out our guys, especially skill development. He wants to be around and is excited about the opportunity and he’s excited to help us win hockey games.”

Hurricanes Acquire Atwal from Giants

 

Atwal1The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have acquired 1995-born defenseman Arvin Atwal from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick in the 2017 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Atwal, who fills the final 20-year-old vacancy on the Hurricanes roster, is coming off a career-high 25 points (6g-19a) along with 80 penalty minutes in 61 games last year with Vancouver. He is a right-hand shot defenseman who is 6’1” and 195-pounds.

The product of Delta, British Columbia, is a veteran WHL rearguard who has played 154 career regular season games, all with Vancouver, having scored 58 points (14g-44a) with 218 penalty minutes. He also appeared in four playoff games in 2014 collecting two assists with a plus-1 rating.

“We felt that we wanted to add to our depth on the backend and when you add an older guy like that, it gives you an opportunity to play your younger guys even more,” said Hurricanes General Manager, Peter Anholt. “I wanted to add a right-handed older defenseman that we could play Andrew Nielsen with and hopefully have a top-two pairing that can go head-to-head against top forwards on any other team. We are excited about adding [Arvin].”

Atwal was originally drafted by the Prince Albert Raiders in the 2010 Bantam Draft 170th overall.