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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will have six alumni competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men’s Hockey Championship, which begins today in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Hurricanes alum that are taking part include Jesse Craige (2005-2008), Josh Derko (2013/14), and Brennan Yadlowski (2007-2011) with the Alberta Golden Bears; Philip Tot (2009-2012) and Seth Swenson (2013/14) for the Calgary Dinos; and Cam Braes (2007-2012) partaking with the UNB Varsity Reds.
The CHL is the premier development league for CIS hockey. Across the CIS hockey system are WHL and CHL graduates who are using their league scholarship package both to pursue their academic goals and continue to play the game they love at an elite level. This year, 166 CHL graduates are represented on all eight teams competing for the University Cup and comprise 78 percent of all players in the tournament.
The WHL continues to be the leading provider of hockey scholarships in Western Canada. Since 1993, the Western Hockey League has awarded more than 5,200 scholarships to graduate players, representing an investment by WHL ownership of more than $17-million.

Quarter-Final games begin on Thursday while the tournament concludes on Sunday, March 15th. All tournament games will be webcast at Saturday will see Semi-Final action at 11:00am and 3:00pm (ET) broadcast on Sportsnet 360. More information on the tournament can be found at
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