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Lethbridge Hurricanes
Lethbridge Hurricanes logo 2013-
City: Lethbridge, Alberta
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: Central
Founded: 1987 (1987)–88
Home Arena: ENMAX Centre
Colours: Dark blue, White, Burgundy and Silver
                   
Head Coach: Brent Kisio
General Manager: Peter Anholt
Franchise history
1967–73: Winnipeg Jets
1973–76: Winnipeg Clubs
1976–77: Winnipeg Monarchs
1977–87: Calgary Wranglers
1987–Present: Lethbridge Hurricanes


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Action during a playoff game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are a junior ice hockey team in the Eastern Conference (Central Division) of the Western Hockey League in Lethbridge, Alberta. They play their home games at the ENMAX Centre.

HistoryEdit

When the Lethbridge Broncos returned to their original home of Swift Current following the 1985–86 season, hockey fans in Lethbridge did not have to wait long for a new team. After only one year out of the league, Lethbridge returned to the WHL in 1987–88 when the Calgary Wranglers moved south to become the Hurricanes.

The team's crowning achievement came in 1996–97, when the Hurricanes captured their first, and only, WHL Championship. The Hurricanes would finish as Memorial Cup runners-up when they lost the title game to the Hull Olympiques. That same year, they also won their division title (only done twice before, 1989–90 and 1990–91) and the regular season title. In the 2007-08 season, the Hurricanes won the eastern conference championship.[1]

OwnershipEdit

The team is owned by Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club Ltd., a community owned team consisting of 270 sharholders. On June 1, 2015 the share holders approved a plan to sell 2,000 preferred shares at $1,000 each to raise funds to help the organization. This was done after a motion to sell the team to private interest received 68% approval (75% approval was required for the motion to pass). [2]

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Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1987–88 72 20 48 4 - 257 357 44 7th East Out of Playoffs
1988–89 72 27 39 6 - 356 380 60 5th East Lost East division semi-final
1989–90 72 51 17 4 - 465 270 106 1st East Lost WHL final
1990–91 72 45 21 6 - 373 281 96 1st East Lost WHL final
1991–92 72 39 31 2 - 350 284 80 4th East Lost in first round
1992–93 72 33 36 3 - 317 328 69 4th East Lost in first round
1993–94 72 35 32 5 - 306 317 75 3rd East Lost East division semi-final
1994–95 72 22 48 2 - 263 341 46 8th East Out of playoffs
1995–96 72 33 36 3 - 259 270 69 2nd Central Lost in first round
1996–97 72 47 22 3 - 342 248 97 1st Central Won Championship
1997–98 72 32 29 11 - 261 237 75 2nd Central Lost in first round
1998–99 72 31 32 9 - 224 215 71 3rd Central Lost in first round
1999–00 72 25 38 4 5 220 250 59 4th Central Out of playoffs
2000–01 72 29 35 4 4 200 229 66 4th Central Lost in first round
2001–02 72 33 33 6 0 266 247 72 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2002–03 72 28 40 2 2 236 303 60 5th Central Out of playoffs
2003–04 72 27 28 10 7 196 203 71 5th Central Out of playoffs
2004–05 72 39 20 12 1 222 162 91 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 27 36 3 6 195 250 63 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2006–07 72 33 34 2 3 254 265 71 5th Central Out of playoffs
2007–08 72 45 21 2 4 245 175 96 2nd Central Lost final
2008–09 72 35 32 3 2 227 228 75 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2009–10 72 20 44 5 3 178 275 48 5th Central Out of playoffs
2010–11 72 23 36 5 8 205 295 59 5th Central Out of playoffs
2011–12 72 29 42 0 1 225 292 59 6th Central Out of playoffs
2012–13 72 28 34 3 7 212 253 66 6th Central Out of playoffs
2013–14 72 12 55 2 3 171 358 29 6th Central Out of playoffs
2014–15 72 20 44 5 3 202 304 48 6th Central Out of playoffs
2015–16 72 46 24 1 1 304 218 94 1st Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final

Team recordsEdit

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points1061989–90
Most wins511989–90
Most goals for4651989–90
Least goals for1952005–06
Least goals against1622004–05
Most goals against3801988–89
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goalsKevin St. Jacques651991–92
Most assistsBryan Bosch901989–90
Most pointsCorey Lyons1421989–90
Most points, rookieCorey Lyons1121988–89
Most points, defencemanShane Peacock1021992–93
Best GAA (goalie)Aaron Sorochan2.192004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played


NHL alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Down, John. "'Canes sweep Hitmen from WHL playoffs", Calgary Herald, [2008-04-24]. Retrieved on 2008-04-29. 
  2. Purcell, Dylan. "Shareholders have their say — Hurricanes shareholders vote to maintain community ownership", Lethbridge Herald, 2015-06-02. Retrieved on 2015-07-07. 

External linksEdit

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