Brent Kisio, the winningest head coach in Lethbridge Hurricanes history has announced that he will be stepping away from the club.
Kisio accepted a new position with the Henderson Silver Knights, who are the AHL affiliate team for the Las Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL.
He says the decision to leave the team came quickly for him.
“We’re pretty close to camp and I was getting excited for the season here and getting ready for it and just got a phone call from Henderson and an opportunity opened up there to go there and coach in Vegas and be part of the Henderson Silver Knights. And to get an organization like that and to be a part of a team that just won the cup, it’s exciting. It’s real exciting. Obviously, bittersweet leaving Lethbridge, the place that my family’s grown to know as home. We love it here. My family will stay here. I’ll go there my first year, by myself. But this is home to us. So leaving here and leaving great people is always hard. But in coaching you got to try to push yourself. You got to try to move up. And this will be another step in my career.”
Kisio coached with the Canes for eight years, and brought the group to a playoff berth in each year that he was at the helm.
Ultimately, the team was not able to bring home a WHL Championship during his tenure.
The last time the Canes won it all was the 1996-97 season.