Kisio Named Assistant for 2017 Ivan Hlinka
Lethbridge, AB – Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio has been named as an Assistant Coach for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 team that will compete at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Kisio, 34, served as the head coach of Team Canada White at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and an assistant coach with Team Pacific in 2013.
The product of Calgary, Alberta was hired by the Hurricanes in the summer of 2015. In two seasons with the ‘Canes, Kisio has posted an overall record of 88-43-5-4 in 140 games behind the bench; a winning percentage of .661%. He led the Hurricanes to Eastern Conference Championship Series in 2016-2017 eventually falling to the Regina Pats in six games. He currently sits fifth all-time in franchise victories among head coaches.
The 2017 Ivan Hlinka Tournament will take place later in the summer.