Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hurricanes get Jones from Everett

Lethbridge, AB - The Lethbridge Hurricanes added size and skill to their roster with the acquisition of Zane Jones from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a 4th round Bantam pick in 2015.

The 20-year old from Olds began his WHL career with the Victoria Royals then played for the Calgary Hitmen before being traded to Everett just prior to the WHL's trade deadline last season.

At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson not only likes size, but his ability to score. "He's an experienced WHL players that will add size to our left wing and he'll complement our skilled guys. He's a big, strong, power forward who also has playoff experience, and we expect him to be a 50 point guy with our team."

Jones put up career best totals in goals, assists and points with Calgary in 2012-2013 when he registered 44 points (21G, 23A) in 69 games. In 192 career WHL games, Jones has 48 goals and 56 assists for 104 points to go along with a plus-11 plus/minus rating and 183 penalty minutes.

The Hurricanes return to action on Sunday, September 28th when they visit the Calgary Hitmen at 4:00pm. The pregame show on ROCK 106 with Dustin Forbes can be heard starting at 3:45. The next home game for the Hurricanes is Wednesday, October 1st against those same Calgary Hitmen, 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.

Esther Madziya
Communications & PR Manager
Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club

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