Peter Anholt enters his third full season as the General Manager of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Naicam, Saskatchewan native was originally hired as an Assistant General Manager by the Hurricanes on June 24, 2014. He was promoted to Head Coach and General Manager on December 10, 2014. Following the completion of the 2014-2015 season, Anholt stepped away from coaching.
Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Anholt served as a scout for the Seattle Thunderbirds. He enjoyed a long coaching career in the Western Hockey League, beginning in 1986-1987 as an Assistant Coach with the Prince Albert Raiders before being promoted to Head Coach in 1988-1989. He spent parts of 15 seasons as a Head Coach in the WHL with Prince Albert (1988-1989 and 2002-2007), the Seattle Thunderbirds (1989-1992), Red Deer Rebels (1992-1995), Kelowna Rockets (1996-1998) and Lethbridge (2014-2015). During his coaching career, Anholt also served as Head Coach of SC Riessersee of the DEL during the 1995-1996 season.
Anholt is one of 16 WHL coaches to record 400 or more victories, sitting 10th all-time with 466 wins. He has posted an all-time record of 466-487-66 as a Head Coach in the WHL. Anholt is also just one of seven coaches to coach over 1,000 games in the WHL, sitting seventh all-time with 1,019 games behind a bench as a Head Coach.
Anholt enjoyed success as a player prior to becoming a coach. From 1979 until 1981, he played three seasons as a defenseman with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League registering 106 points and 590 penalty minutes. He won the Centennial Cup (now known as the Royal Bank Cup) as National Junior-A champions; he served as the Captain of the 1981 championship team. Anholt went on to spend three seasons with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
Peter and his wife, Sharon, live in Lethbridge and have one son, Matt, who plays NCAA hockey.