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Hurricanes to induct 2022 Wall of Honour members


By Lethbridge Herald on May 20, 2022.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes will be inducting Mark Greig and Kevin St. Jacques on to the Wall of Honour during a celebrity dinner next week.

Greig was an original Hurricane from 1987 and played through until 1990.

He appeared in 201 games in that span with the Canes and  putting up 270  regular season points and 42 playoff points. He helped the Hurricanes to the 1990 championship series.

While with Lethbridge, Greig was one of eight players in team history who managed to produce 100-point seasons twice and sits 15th on the team in all-time goals (100), sixth in assist with 170 and his 270 points puts him ninth on the list in team history.

“To go in with the names that are already there and the names that are going to go in going forward, it’s nice to know you were a part of something special here in Lethbridge with the Hurricanes organization,” said Greig.

“And similar to St. Jacques, it was where I started, where I finished and where I got to spring board forward into pro. I live here now, so it’s still has a special place in my heart and I feel grateful.”

As for St. Jacques, he was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Spokane Chiefs during the 1988-1989 season.

The Edmonton product suited up in 234 games for Lethbridge in four seasons and collected 300 career regular season points, 44 points in 45 career postseason games and help the Hurricanes to back-to-back league championship appearances in 1990 and 1991.

“ I think it’s obviously an honour,” said St. Jacques.

“You know joining the guys that already have been inducted — you know, obviously Greiger. (I) played with Greiger for three years and it’s a thrill, it’s an honour. Yeah, I can’t wait because it’s exciting and that’s where my journey started. I’m very honoured,humbled and thrilled all in the same breath.”

Both of them were asked what it was like going in as teammates.

“It’s awesome because St. Jacques and I played together,” said Greig.

“We were a part of the same journey on  winning teams and had a lot of success together. So individual honours like this, they can’t happen without good teammates, good teams. So when you get to share it with somebody, it makes the experience even better.”

St. Jacques said you always want to go in with somebody that the memories were there with.

“There’s a lot of memories there, we both lived in the same billet house,” said St. Jacques.

“I was after him, after he paved the way for me. But it’s awesome to go in with Greiger.”

Greig  was drafted by the Hartford Whalers 15th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and in doing so was the first Hurricane selected in the first round.

He  went on to play 125 NHL games with the Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers and 1,125 games as professional hockey player in the NHL, AHL, IHL and DEL.

Greig retired in 2007 and helps locally with the Lethbridge Golden Hawks and the  U18AAA Hurricanes and is a Philadelphia Flyers scout.

St. Jacques sits 23rd all time in career games (234), fourth in goals with 139, and ninth with 161 assists and his 300 points has him sitting in fourth.

The Chicago Blackhawks drafted St. Jacques 112th overall in 1991 and went on the play 928 professional games in various leagues and collected 1,036 points.

He retired in 2007 and is currently coaching the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes of the USPHL Premier.

The 15th annual Celebrity Sports Dinner will  take place on May 27 at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre,  beginning at 6 p.m.Tickets are $150 per person $1,250 per table of 10  and can be  purchased  by calling (403) 328-1986.

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