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Hurricanes Select Pair of Forwards in CHL Import Draft

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club selected 2003-born forward Yegor Klavdiev and 2004-born forward Peter Repcik on Wednesday in the 2021 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

Klavdiev, 18, was selected with the 11th overall pick. The Minsk, Belarus product recorded 11 points (6g-5a) along with 13 penalty minutes in 24 regular season games with the Belarus Under-18 team. He played an additional 13 regular season games with Dinamo-Molodechno of the Belarusian ExtraLeague A where he recorded four points (2g-2a) where he added three additional points in five post-season games.

“After watching Klavdiev at the World Under-18 Championship in Dallas this spring, we liked what we were able to see and got a good sense of what his potential could be,” said Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt. “We think he will be able to fit into our forward group for next season.”

Klavdiev also suited up with Minskie Zubry for one regular season game, along with seven playoff games where he totaled six points (2g-4a) and four penalty minutes. The 5’11, 175-pound forward also collected three points (1g-2a) along with four penalty minutes representing Belarus at the World Under-18 Championships. In 2019-2020, he also appeared in 34 games with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League collecting six points.

Repcik, 17, was selected with the 115th overall pick. The Kosice, Slovakia product skated in 27 games in 2020-2021 with Team Slovakia Under-18 team where he totaled 24 points (9g-15a) along with 20 penalty minutes. He also skated in three games with the Slovakia Under-20 team collecting two assists. The 6’0, 175-pound forward picked up five points (4g-1a) and two penalty minutes in three games Internationally with Slovakia U-18.

“We’re happy to get Repcik where we did and to be able to add to our 2004 age group,” added Anholt. “He has some skill and we think he has the potential to eventually be a good player at our level.”

Repcik racked up 80 points (35g-45a) along with 34 penalty minutes and a plus-43 rating in 2019-2020 with HC Kosice Under-18 team in the Slovakia Under-18 league. He also had two goals in 13-games with the Slovakia Under-16 team in 2019-20.

The Hurricanes open the 2021-2022 regular season schedule on Friday, October 1st when they welcome the Calgary Hitmen to the ENMAX Centre. Season Tickets for the 68-game season are now available by calling 403-328-1986.

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