The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt has been named the Eastern Conference nominee for Executive of the Year and Head Coach Brent Kisio the Eastern Conference nominee for Coach of the Year.
Anholt, who was originally hired as the Hurricanes Assistant General Manager in the summer of 2014, overtook the General Manager’s role in December of 2014. In his first full season as GM, Anholt has made countless shrewd trades constructing an Eastern Conference juggernaut.
Kisio, who was hired in June of 2015, led the Hurricanes to their best overall record since 1996-1997 as a rookie head coach. The 33-year-old guided the Hurricanes to a 46-24-1-1 record in the 2015-2016 season and helped capture the franchise first Central Division title since 1996-1997. He led the ‘Canes to the second best home record in the WHL earning 28 home wins while finishing fourth in the overall WHL standings.
The Hurricanes kick of the 2016 WHL Playoffs on Friday night at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm with Game 1 of a best-of-seven series with the Regina Pats. Tickets are still available by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre or by calling (403) 329-SEAT (7328).