RoughRiders alum, Parker native Kambeitz tabbed new captain for WHL’s Hurricanes
With the WHL set to get underway this weekend, teams have been getting their ducks in a row, so to speak.
Last week, the Lethbridge Hurricanes announced that Parker native Dino Kambeitz will wear the ‘C’ for the club this season.
Kambeitz, who played for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders prior to the WHL, is the 29th captain in franchise history.
A 2000 birth year, Kambeitz was an alternate captain for the Hurricanes in 2019-20.
“It’s very exciting and an honor to be named captain,” said Kambeitz. “I hope to leave a good legacy and leave the jersey in a better place. There have been a lot of great names before me, so hopefully I can fill those shoes and lead the team the way they have. I hope to lead by example so that the young guys can follow, and I hope that my play and work ethic will speak for itself.”
Kambeitz played in 52 games last year with Lethbridge after being acquired from the Victoria Royals. He registered career highs in all three offensive categories with 16 goals, 13 assists and 29 points, along with a plus-6 rating and 49 penalty minutes.
“It was a pretty easy decision for us to name Dino captain,” said Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio. “Ever since we acquired Dino, he’s been a leader for our group and he’s a guy that works hard and does things right. We think Dino will have a great supporting cast with (alternate captains) Justin (Hall), Mitch (Prowse), Logan (Barlage) and Alex (Cotton), and Dino is the right guy to lead us.”
The Hurricanes open the 2021 regular season tonight when they visit the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 p.m.
Photo/Erica Perreaux/Lethbridge Hurricanes
(Feb. 26, 2021)