Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricanes elect new President

Press Release

Lethbridge, AB – Following last night’s first meeting of the 2011-12 Lethbridge Hurricanes Board of Directors congratulations go out to Board Member Don Clark who was elected the new President of the hockey club. Clark will take over from former President Brian McNaughton whom was not reelected at the Hurricanes AGM. Clark will head up a Board made of Vice President Brian Wichers, Adele Barrington, Herb Beswick, Rick Braden, Brad Cook, Auke Elzinga, Dick Gibson, Randy Joevenazzo, John Koliaska, George McCrea, Dave Olson, Duane Ptycia, Kelly Shigehiro, Pat Shimbashi and Jim Whittaker.

Other details completed at last night’s meeting included the following selections on Committees and Committee Chairs:

2011 - 2012 Executive Positions – Lethbridge Hurricanes Board of Directors
President Don Clark
Vice President Brian Wichers
Finance Chair Don Clark
Secretary Dave Olson

2011- 2012 Committee Appointments
Business Operations/Finance Pat Shimbashi – Chair; Brad Cook, Don Clark, Auke Elzinga, John Koliaska, Dave Olson
Hockey Operations Randy Joevenazzo – Chair; George McCrea, Kelly Shigehiro, Brian Wichers
Communications Dick Gibson – Chair; Adele Barrington
Governance George McCrea – Chair; Herb Beswick, Herman Elfring, Pat Shimbashi
Onside Brian Wichers – Chair; Dick Gibson, John Koliaska, Dave Olson, Duane Ptycia, Jim Whittaker
Billet Liaison Pat Shimbashi – Chair; Adele Barrington
ENMAX Liaison Don Clark – Chair; Rick Braden, Jim Bradley, Don Clark
Hall of Fame Alumni Dick Gibson – Chair; Herman Elfring, Dave Olson, Duane Ptycia, Kelly Shigehiro, Brian Wichers

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