Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes have trimmed their roster to 24 after releasing Forward Nikita Milekhin.
Milekhin was drafted by the Hurricanes 3rd overall in this year’s CHL Import Draft. The 1997-born winger played for Moscow Dynamo prior to joining the Hurricanes where he registered 21 points, including 13 goals. In 16 games with the Hurricanes, Milekhin had 4 points (1G, 3A), was a minus-6 plus/minus rating and had 2 PIM’s. Milekhin will be returning home to Krasnogorsk, Russia this week.
With this move, the Hurricanes roster is now down to 24 with 2 goalies, 8 defencemen and 14 forwards.
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Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes have trimmed their roster to 25 after releasing Defenseman Griffin Foulk.
Foulk was acquired by the Hurricanes in October 2013 when they sent Adam Henry to Seattle for the 19-year old. In 85 games with the Hurricanes, the native of Colorado registered 4 goals, 12 assists and 116 PIM’s. Foulk has played a total of 153 career WHL games with Lethbridge, Seattle and the Everett Silvertips.
With these moves, the Hurricanes roster is now down to 25 with 2 goalies, 8 defencemen and 15 forwards.
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Lethbridge, AB – At an afternoon news conference ahead of their game against Kelowna Wednesday, the Lethbridge Hurricanes announced Brad Robson is no longer with the Hurricanes Hockey club effectively immediately.
“Going forward and seeing where we were at as an organization felt a change was necessary that was in the best interest of our players, shareholders and fans moving forward” stated Lethbridge Hurricanes Board President, Doug Paisley.
At the same time, the Hurricanes announced Assistant General Manager, Peter Anholt, who was hired in June, will take the reins as both General Manager and Head Coach of the hockey club.
Anholt started his coaching career as an assistant with the Prince Albert Raiders before taking his turn as a head coach. For more than a decade Anholt was a head coach in the Western Hockey League with the Raiders, Red Deer Rebels, Kelowna Rockets and Seattle Thunderbirds. Prior to joining the Hurricanes Anholt had been a scouting with the Thunderbirds.