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Hurricanes’ Peter Anholt named WHL’s Executive of the Year

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Some nice honours for the General Manager of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The Western Hockey League on Friday (May 8) naming Peter Anholt the WHL’s Executive of the Year for 2020. He’s been GM for the past six seasons, helping to completely turn the organization around.

Anholt says this is really the ultimate team award as far an individual awards go, giving credit to having good people around him. “I don’t think you can have any success at all as a General Manager without having good people around you and I’ve said this before but I think the hires of Brent Kisio and Rob MacLachlan five years ago has helped us put together a group of people that get the job done.”

Over the past five seasons, the Hurricanes have posted 200 wins to lead all Eastern Conference teams in regular season victories.

This is also only the 4th time in WHL history one organization has won the top business and top GM awards in the same season.

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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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