PRESIDENT BUSH HOSTS CHAMPION 'CANES AND STANLEY CUP
NEW YORK (Jan. 31, 2007) – President George W. Bush will honor the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes during a ceremony in the East Room of The White House on Friday, Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m., ET.
Members of the 2006 Hurricanes, led by team captain Rod Brind’Amour, will gather at The White House at approximately 1:15 p.m. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos Jr., Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford, and Carolina Head Coach Peter Laviolette also will attend.
Members of the media should contact The White House Office of Media Affairs at 202-456-6238 to arrange mandatory White House clearance or to schedule interviews with the players. Media who are United States citizens will be required to provide their date of birth and Social Security number.
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The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers in a seven-game Stanley Cup Final series to capture the team’s first Stanley Cup.
The ceremony is not open to the general public.