Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced on Tuesday that the team has waived overage defenseman Matthew Stanley.
Stanley, 20, was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Swift Current Broncos on January 8, 2018. The Balmoral, Manitoba product appeared in 35 regular season games for the Hurricanes in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 collecting seven points (2g-5a) along with 74 penalty minutes. Stanley scored his first WHL goal with the Hurricanes on February 16th against the Saskatoon Blades in part of a two-goal game.
Stanley also appeared in 16 post-season games last year for the ‘Canes scoring two goals and two assists along with 18 penalty minutes helping the team to their second straight appearance in the Eastern Conference Championship Series.
“Stanley was a true warrior for the Hurricanes and was a great teammate,” said Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt. “We wish Matthew the best of luck moving forward.”
With the move, the Hurricanes now have the WHL maximum three overage players in forwards Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer as well as defenseman Igor Merezhko.
The team has a total of 25 players on their roster including 14 forwards, eight defenseman and three goaltenders.
The Hurricanes travel to Regina to face the Pats on Friday before visiting the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday. The ‘Canes will return to the ENMAX Centre on Friday, October 5th when they welcome the Prince Albert Raiders. Tickets are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.