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Hurricanes Dylan Cozens picked 7th overall by Buffalo

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It was a historic night in Vancouver Friday.

Forward Dylan Cozens was was selected 7th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, making him the highest drafted Lethbridge Hurricanes player of al time.

Cozens took to Twitter later in the evening and posted a video message saying he’s excited to be a Sabre. “I’m so excited for the future here. We have a young and up and coming team. I’ve got a lot of hard work ahead, but I’ve heard so much about the fans and I’m so excited to be a Sabre.”

Cozens also becomes the first Yukon-born hockey player to be drafted to the NHL in the first round. Three others have been drafted in the past, but Cozens is the first to go this high.

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Photo credit to Lethbridge Hurricanes

Cozens has been a fan fan favourite in Lethbridge since he first hit the ice. He has been a highly-touted player and was ranked to go in the top ten for a long time

Buffalo Head Coach Ralph Krueger says Cozens is the perfect player for the Sabres, noting they love his size and the overall ability he brings. “He’s got speed, and play-making ability and his dangerous in front of the net. His character is tops.”

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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