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Hurricanes Peter Anholt named WHL’s Eastern Conference top executive

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The Western Hockey League announced Tuesday (Apr. 14) that Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt has been named the Eastern Conference Executive of the Year.

Anholt has served as the GM of the Hurricanes for parts of six seasons after taking over as GM and Head Coach during the 2014-2015 season.

The product of Naicam, Saskatchewan has helped lead the Hurricanes to five consecutive seasons of clinching a playoff berth, including back-to-back Eastern Conference Championship Series appearances in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

During the shortened 2019-2020 season, Anholt’s team collected a 37-19-2-5 record in 63 games played finishing third in the Central Division. In his five full seasons as General Manager, the Hurricanes have posted a record of 200-115-18-14.

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Anholt was the recipient of the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy in 2015-2016.

The winner of the WHL Executive of the Year award will be named on Friday, May 8th.

(From Lethbridge Hurricanes Media Release)

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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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