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JUNIOR HURRICANES REACH FINAL FOUR IN QUEBEC

Tuesday, 04.26.2005 / 1:43 PM ET / News
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JUNIOR HURRICANES REACH FINAL FOUR IN QUEBEC

Youth squad eliminated from prestigious tournament in winners’ bracket final

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 21, 2005) – The Carolina Hurricanes representative at the Quebec International Hockey Pee Wee Tournament returned to North Carolina on Saturday after completing the most successful tournament run in their history. The Junior Hurricanes, comprised of 18 players between the ages of 11 and 13 from North Carolina and South Carolina, compiled an overall record of 7-1-1 and a 4-1 tournament record in reaching the winners’ bracket final of the prestigious tournament.

The Hurricanes first sent a representative to the Quebec Tournament in 2002 and the Junior Hurricanes won a tournament game for the first time in 2004. The 2005 Junior Hurricanes defeated Papineau (Quebec), Repentigny (Quebec), New Hampshire and Prince Edward Island en route the Class B International winners’ bracket final. The Junior Hurricanes fell to eventual champion Connecticut in the winners’ bracket final in front of nearly 10,000 fans at Colisée Pepsi. The Junior Hurricanes also defeated perennial youth hockey power Littleton (Colorado) 3-1 in an exhibition match in Quebec.

“This really shows how far hockey has come in the Carolinas in a short amount of time,” said Hurricanes Fan Development/Promotions Manager Doug Warf, who served as Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager for the team. “Four years ago it was a big deal for this team to score a goal in this tournament, let alone win a single game. This year’s team was capable of winning the tournament, and that is our goal from now on.”

Past participants in the Quebec Tournament include National Hockey League greats Ron Francis, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Eric Lindross. In total, more than 750 players have participated in the tournament and gone on to play in the NHL. During their 12-day stay in Quebec, team members reside with local families, providing a unique way for the players to experience the culture of Quebec.

For more information, please contact Doug Warf at (919) 861-6209 or Mike Sundheim, Director of Media Relations, at (919) 861-5477. The official website of the Quebec International Hockey Pee Wee Tournament is www.tournoipee-wee.qc.ca. A complete roster and recap of the Junior Hurricanes’ run is by clicking here.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60