Lethbridge Hurricanes Announce Retirement of Club Mascot, Twister, After 30 Years

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The Lethbridge Hurricanes have announced the club's mascot, Twister, is retiring after 30 years. A new mascot is set to be introduced at the team's home opener on September 22nd.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have announced the club's mascot, Twister, is retiring after 30 years. His last game will be the home opener on September 22nd. Twister's successor will also be announced prior to that game. A letter of resignation from Twister can be found below.


To the amazing Lethbridge Hurricanes fans,

It is with great regret that I inform you that after 30 years I have decided to announce my retirement.

This decision did not come easy by any means. There were a lot of factors that I considered when making my decision but it was very apparent to me during the Whoop Up Days Parade in August that I am ready to step away and spend more time with my family.

There have been so many outstanding memories made over the last 30 years that I will hold dearly. It feels like just yesterday we broke ground; it’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years.

Our first trip to the WHL Final was so much fun and then to do it again the next year was amazing. Coming up short in both of those seasons, however, made myself and our whole organization that much stronger and hungrier. To finally break through and win the WHL Championship in 1997 was the highlight of my time with the Hurricanes and to get to see the members of that team last year brought it all full circle.

The trip to the 2008 WHL Final was also something I’ll always remember, especially all of the “JUUUUUHAAAA” chants – they still ring in my head. And I feel that it’s so fitting to end my tenure as the Lethbridge Hurricanes mascot after what was another terrific post-season run last year going all the way to the Eastern Conference Championship Series.

When I look back on all of those great memories, one thing trumps all of that, and that was being able to meet, take pictures and share the last 30 years with you, the fans! Being a part of this great City and the Lethbridge Hurricanes organization has been a tremendous honour and something that I took so much pride in.

Being considered Southern Alberta’s favourite mascot was a dream come true.

While I pass the torch to the next mascot, who I believe the Hurricanes will do their due-diligence in selecting, my fan-ship of the Lethbridge Hurricanes will never die!

Join me for my final game on Friday, September 22nd at the Dairy Queen Home Opener!

Thank YOU for everything Lethbridge!




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