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'SKATE WITH THE CANES' TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY

Tuesday, 11.15.2005 / 4:43 PM ET / News
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\'SKATE WITH THE CANES\' TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY
Feb. 26 charity event allows fans to share the ice with Hurricanes players

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 15, 2005

RALEIGH, NC –
Emma Bennett, Community Relations Manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that tickets will go on sale Thursday for the team’s annual “Skate with the Canes” charity fundraising event. Tickets for the event, which will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the RBC Center, go on sale during the Hurricanes’ game Thursday night against the New York Rangers at the RBC Center. Tickets are $50 per person, with children under two admitted free, and all proceeds benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

“This is always a popular event for the fans and the players,” said Bennett. “It gives our players and fans a chance to get to know each other in an intimate setting, and the tickets are available in time for the holidays.”

During ‘Skate with the Canes,’ fans and players will rotate through three areas – an autograph area, a locker room tour and a skating session – in small groups of 250. Each group of fans will be able to interact with every Hurricanes player and coach in one of the three areas. During the ‘skate’ session, fans skate with Hurricanes players and their families on the ice at the RBC Center. Fans may bring their own skates or pick up a rental pair before hitting the ice. The ‘autograph’ session presents fans with a chance to have merchandise signed and to chat with players. The ‘locker room’ portion of the event allows fans to have their pictures taken with players in the team locker room by a professional photographer or with their own cameras. Fans may also take a self-guided tour of the facility.

Additional activities during the event include visits from Stormy, clowns and face painters, bubble hockey, the slap shot booth, food and beverages, a raffle and a silent auction.

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. With ongoing support from annual special events and the corporate community, the Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions totaling nearly $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities. The Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

Tickets are available starting Thursday night during the game, and may be purchased at the RBC Center box office. Out of town buyers may get more information or purchase by credit card by contacting the community relations department at (919) 467-7825, or communityrelations@carolinahurricanes.com.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62