Canes deal overage forward Flaman to Red Deer

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
October 27, 2017 - 5:46am

LETHBRIDGE - Hurricanes general manager Peter Anholt says the team will be harder to play against -- and score against -- with two overage players on the back end.

The team has dealt overage forward Jack Flaman to the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for the overage transfer fee. In a news release Anholt said it was a tough decision to part with the 20-year-old.

“We’re happy to be able to have Jack stay in the league, albeit within our division, and we wish him all the best,” he said.

The Vibank, Sask. product joined the Hurricanes following his release by the Vancouver Giants. In seven games with Lethbridge he had four goals and two assists, along with eight penalty minutes. Three of those goals came in one game, against Edmonton.

The move leaves the Hurricanes with three overage players: Giorgio Estephan, Tate Olson and Brennan Riddle.

Don Cherry Night at the ENMAX Centre Friday

The Hurricanes take on the Calgary Hitmen Friday, Oct. 27. The game will be part of a WHL campaign, in partnership with Don Cherry, to promote awareness of organ donation.

Cherry's daughter Cindy will be at the game to tell her story. She donated one of her kidneys to her brother Tim.

Fans are being encouraged to dress up like the former NHL coach and longtime "Hockey Night in Canada" analyst. The first one thousand fans through the doors will receive a Don Cherry bobblehead.

The Hurricanes players will wear special Don Cherry-style jerseys. Following the game they'll be autographed and auctioned off online, with proceeds to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

The team said nearly 4,500 Canadians are on waiting lists for organ donations. Three quarters of them need a kidney.

Hurricanes hold on to defeat Hitmen 5-4

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