Former Vernon Vipers forward Brent Kisio & the Western Hockey League Lethbridge Hurricanes reached the 40-win mark Saturday, March 16th 2019, for the third time in four years under Kisio as he becomes the only head coach in Hurricanes history to record 40-or-more wins in three separate seasons.
Kisio is in his fourth season with the Western Hockey League Lethbridge Hurricanes, also coached at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2017 Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team that won the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in August 2017. Kisio was also an assistant coach with team Canada at the World Junior hockey Championships & an assistant coach with Team WHL, which competed against Team Russia at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
In his first season with the Hurricanes, Kisio led the team to a 46-24-1-1 record, helping the team back to the post-season after a six year absence. Kisio also led the Hurricanes to their first Central Division Championship since 1996-1997 while being named the Eastern Conference’s nominee for Coach of the Year. Kisio guided the Huricanes last season to 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with a (33-33-6-0) regular season record.
Kisio was an Assistant, Associate Coach & Assistant General Manager for eight seasons with the Western Hockey League (WHL) Calgary Hitmen before being named the Lethbridge Hurricanes Head Coach June 4th 2015.
Kisio played one season in Vernon (2002-2003) The Vipers acquired Kisio in August 2002 in a trade with the Alberta Junior Hockey League Ft. McMurray Oil Barons. In 59 regular season games with the Vipers Kisio collected (20-goals-46-assists-66-points).
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