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The Lethbridge Hurricanes are a junior ice hockey
Junior ice hockey
Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of ice hockey competition for players generally between 16 and 20 years of age...

 team in the Eastern Conference (Central Division) of the Western Hockey League
Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. The WHL is one of three leagues that constitute the Canadian Hockey League as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada...

 in Lethbridge
Lethbridge
Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. It is Alberta's fourth-largest city by population after Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, and the third-largest by area after Calgary and Edmonton. The nearby Canadian Rockies contribute to the city's...

, Alberta
Alberta
Alberta is a province of Canada. It had an estimated population of 3.7 million in 2010 making it the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces...

. They play their home games at the ENMAX Centre
ENMAX Centre
The ENMAX Centre is a 5,479-seat multi-purpose arena, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.It features a full-size ice rink, a running track, racquetball courts and squash courts. An outdoor sports field, with capacity for 2,000 people, is adjacent to the centre...

.

History


When the Lethbridge Broncos
Lethbridge Broncos
The Lethbridge Broncos were a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League from 1974 until 1986. They played at the Lethbridge Sportsplex.-Season-by-season record:...

 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
Calgary Wranglers
The Calgary Wranglers were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Hockey League from 1977 until 1987. The Wranglers played their home games in Calgary, Alberta, at the Stampede Corral.-Season-by-season Record:...

 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
Memorial Cup
The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League , Quebec Major...

 runners-up when they lost the title game
1997 Memorial Cup
The 1997 Memorial Cup occurred May 10-18 at the Robert Guertin Arena in Hull, Quebec. Participating teams were the host Hull Olympiques, who were also the champions of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as the QMJHL runner-up Chicoutimi Saguenéens, and the winners of the Ontario Hockey...

 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.

Season-by-season record


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
President's Cup (WHL)
The Ed Chynoweth Cup is an ice hockey club championship trophy awarded to the playoff champion of the Western Hockey League . Originally called the President's Cup when the league was founded in 1966, the trophy was renamed in 2007 to honour Ed Chynoweth's long service to junior hockey in Canada...

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
2007–08 WHL season
The 2007–08 WHL season was the 42nd season of the Western Hockey League . The regular season began on September 20, 2007, and ended on March 16, 2008. The WHL Playoffs began on March 21, 2008, and ended on May 7, 2008....

 
72 45 21 2 4 245 175 96 2nd Central Lost final
2008–09
2008–09 WHL season
The 2008–09 WHL season was the 43rd season of the Western Hockey League . The regular season began on September 18, 2008, and ended on March 15, 2009. The WHL Playoffs commenced on March 20, 2009, and the 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge series, featuring Team WHL versus the Russian Selects, took...

 
72 35 32 3 2 227 228 75 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2009–10
2009–10 WHL season
The 2009–10 WHL season is the 44th season of the Western Hockey League . The regular season began on September 17, 2009 and ended on March 14, 2010...

 
72 20 44 5 3 178 275 48 5th Central Out of playoffs
2010–11
2010–11 WHL season
The 2010–11 WHL season is the 45th season of the Western Hockey League . The regular season began on September 24, 2010 and ended on March 20, 2011. The 2010 Subway Super Series, featuring Team WHL versus Team Russia, took place from November 17–18, 2010....

 
72 23 36 5 8 205 295 59 5th Central Out of playoffs

Team records


Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points 106 1989–90
Most wins 51 1989–90
Most goals for 465 1989–90
Least goals for 195 2005–06
Least goals against 162 2004–05
Most goals against 380 1988–89

Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goals Kevin St. Jacques 65 1991–92
Most assists Bryan Bosch 90 1989–90
Most points Corey Lyons 142 1989–90
Most points, rookie Corey Lyons 112 1988–89
Most points, defenceman Shane Peacock
Shane Peacock (ice hockey)
Shane Peacock is a professional ice hockey defenseman. He was drafted in the third round, 60th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.-Career:...

102 1992–93
Best GAA (goalie) Aaron Sorochan
Aaron Sorochan
Aaron Sorochan is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who has played for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey league...

2.19 2004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played


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  • Mark Greig
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    Mark Greig is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers. He is currently a scout with the Flyers...

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    Ross Lupaschuk is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Cologne Sharks.-Juniors:Lupaschuk played his junior-level hockey in the Western Hockey League for five seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Prince Albert Raiders and Red Deer Rebels...


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  • Chris Phillips
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  • Lee Sorochan
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  • Martin Spanhel
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  • Wes Walz
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  • Matthew Yeats
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  • Brad Zavisha
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