October 21st, 2020

Hurricanes unveil Wall of Honour

By Woodard, Dale on January 6, 2020.

Dale Woodard

Lethbridge Herald


The Lethbridge Hurricanes Wall of Honour is more than a display featured prominently on the Enmax Centre’s west side.

It is quite literally a hands-on experience.

As the Hurricanes hosted the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night in Western Hockey League action, the team took time to unveil its new Wall of Honour, recognizing past players, builders and legends from the franchise.

And any fans who want a little history lesson needs to merely click and drag for further information with a touch screen monitor as part of the new wall.

“What I also like about it is it’s interactive,” said Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt. “It’s not just a normal wall. You can go onto the TV screen and it’s a touch screen, so it’s interactive in that regard and can be updated. So that’s the other side of it, we don’t just have to leave it as it is. All of that information can be updated on the inductees.

“I really give credit to the committee members that have come up with the idea led by (Hurricanes board member) Cheryl Lane. To take it to another level and make it interactive I think really says we’re cutting edge with the wall and not just doing the same idea. But it’s nice to have the plaques there also. But then you can go to the interactive part of it to.”

The wall delves into all eras of the franchise.

“I think the thing we really wanted to do was continue to acknowledge the history of Lethbridge hockey,” said Anholt.

“We have three divisions with the legends going back into the Broncos days. We have the builders and we’ve also got Hurricanes now and there will be more Hurricanes and more builders in legends to add in the future.

“We have a plan where we can add a couple a year over the next few years. There’s so much great history with this organization over the years that we really feel we have to do a better job in recognizing the history here.”

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