LETHBRIDGE, AB - The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club held their 37th Annual General Meeting for the Shareholders on Monday evening in the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at the ENMAX Centre.
Here are some of the highlights from the meeting: Business Operations:
- The Hurricanes saw a profit of $248,000 in 2021-2022, mostly due to saving on expenses and advertising sales
- Inventory was sold to a 103% capacity
- Season Tickets have seen a 98% renewal for the 2022-2023 campaign (Season Tickets are available for purchase until September 28th)
- Hurricanes are budgeting for a breakeven 2022-2023 season, with a projected profit of $1,088
- Team finished as the Central Division nominee for the WHL Business of the Year
- Many questions regarding the decision for Paid Parking by the City of Lethbridge and how it was negotiated
- The Hurricanes qualified for the WHL Playoffs for the sixth straight season in 2021-2022 before falling to the eventual WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings in the first round
- The Hurricanes have returned long-time head coach Brent Kisio for an eighth season, the longest serving head coach actively in the WHL, along with assistants Matt Anholt and Ryan Aasman
- Added Charlie Mattersdorfer to the coaching staff as a Skills & Development Coach
- Conducted two WHL Drafts, selecting Miguel Marques ( '06), Tristen Doyle ('06) and Will Sharpe ('07) in the first rounds of those two drafts
- Have signed seven players from the two drafts, including three from the 2021 WHL Draft and four from the 2022 WHL Draft
- Ended the 2022 ENMAX Pre-Season with a 3-0-1-0 record, second best in the Central Division
Board of Directors:
- The Hurricanes Board of Directors remain in full, with the re-election of the following members to three-year terms: Cheryl Lane, Adam Zanoni, Reid Williams, Tyler Brack and Mike Mikado
- There were no nominations from the floor for the Board of Directors
- Doug Paisley remains as President of the Board of Directors and Governor of the hockey club
The Hurricanes open the 2022-2023 regular season on Saturday when they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers at Co-op Place at 7:00pm. The 'Canes will welcome the Tigers in the Dairy Queen Home Opener on Friday, September 30th at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.
Single game tickets for the Dairy Queen Home Opener are on sale now and can be purchased at any Dairy Queen location, while supplies last, or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at www.lethbridgehurricanes.com.
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