Former Hurricanes coach launches lawsuit against team
Global News has received documents, verifying the Lethbridge Hurricanes are being sued by former assistant coach Brad Lukowich. The documents state Lukowich is suing the Canes for wrongful dismissal. Global News reached out to the Hurricanes organization, who offered no comment on the lawsuit at the current time. Lukowich says he won’t comment until the lawsuit is settled in court.
Lukowich alleges he complained to Hurricanes management about non-compliance with WHL policies by members of the coach staff. He says the team was incorrect about their comments regarding Lukowich’s supposed history of mental illness, which the former assistant coach denies.
The Hurricanes hired Lukowich as an assistant coach to Drake Berehowsky prior to the 2013/2014 season. When Lukowich left the team in mid-February, the Hurricanes described his absence as an illness before announcing the team had fired the Cranbrook native with cause on Febraury 8, 2014.
Lukowich is currently seeking nearly $108,000 plus damages in compensation from the organization.
Global News will have more as this story unfolds.