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Bansley Inks with Hurricanes

November 23, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Lethbridge Hurricanes News Release

LETHBRIDGE, AB - The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Tuesday that they have signed 2005-born forward Zach Bansley to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.

Bansley, 16, was drafted by the Hurricanes in the eighth round (170th overall) in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft. The product of Tisdale, Saskatchewan has recorded five points (3g-2a) along with eight penalty minutes in six games this season with the Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAA club.

In his draft year, Bansley totaled a staggering 86 points (39g-47a) in just 31 regular season games with the North East Wolfpack U15 AA team. The 5 '7, 135-pound forward attended his first WHL training camp in 2021 with the Hurricanes where he totaled four points (2g-2a) in eight scrimmages. He also added an assist in the Hurricanes Red vs. White intrasquad game.

Bansley joins Logan Wormald, Noah Chadwick and Nolan Viesner as the other 2005-born players signed by the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes continue a four-game homestand on Wednesday when they welcome the Regina Pats to the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at

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