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Hurricanes ink Meneghin to WHL standard player agreement and split with Medicine Hat

By Lethbridge Herald on September 21, 2021.

Coming off a 1-1 Western Hockey League preseason split with the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Lethbridge Hurricanes announced another signing Monday.

They went to the crease this time, signing 2004-born goaltender Harrison Meneghin to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

Meneghin, 17, was undrafted in the WHL Prospects Draft.

The product of South Surrey, B.C. played in three games in the 2020-21 season with the Delta Hockey Academy U18 Prep team, posting a 2-1-0-0 record with a 2.59 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

In 2018-19, Meneghin had a 12-3-0-0 record with a 3.34 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage with the Delta Hockey Academy U15 program in 16 games.

“We’re pleased to get Harrison signed and add him to our pre-season roster,” said Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt in a release.

“We were impressed with him during our camp last weekend and to be able to get him signed and add him to our goaltending depth is an important thing for our organization.”

Meneghin was the only goaltender during the preseason to record a shutout during the scrimmages.

He joins the Canes preseason roster as one of three netminders, joining Bryan Thomson and Jared Picklyk.

The Hurricanes continue their preseason this weekend when they host the Red Deer Rebels Friday at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre before heading to Red Deer for the rematch Saturday.

On Saturday in Medicine Hat, the Hurricanes struck first on a goal by overage forward Justin Hall 6:28 into the first, but four unanswered goals from the Tigers – one in the first, two in the second and another in the third – paced Medicine Hat to a 4-1 lead.

The Canes cut the lead to one with goals from Logan Barlage and Nolan Bentham, but were unable to grab the equalizer as the teams split the weekend series after Lethbridge’s 3-2 win Friday night at the Enmax Centre.

Bentham had an assist for a two-point night, while forward Chase Wheatcroft chipped in with two helpers.

Picklyk got the start for Lethbridge, stopping seven of eight shots in 27 minutes of play before Meneghin came on in relief, kicking out eight of 11 shots.

The Hurricanes outshot the Tigers 22-19.

Medicine Hat was 1-for-2 on the powerplay, Lethbridge was 0-for-1.

Single game tickets for the 2021-22 regular season are on sale by visiting the Enmax Centre ticket centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at http://www.lethbridgehurricanes.com

The Hurricanes open the regular season Oct. 1 when they host the Calgary Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre.

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