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Kay Yow to Drop Puck on Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Friday, 10.19.2007 / 2:38 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Kay Yow to Drop Puck on Hockey Fights Cancer Night
Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 

RALEIGH, NC—The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that North Carolina State Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow will be a part of a special ceremonial puck drop prior to Monday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, as the Hurricanes hold Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

Yow, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, has won more than 700 games as a collegiate head coach, 651 of which have come during her 32 years at N.C. State. Yow has guided her teams to 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, five ACC regular-season titles and four ACC tournament titles. During the 2006-07 season, Yow was forced to take a leave of absence because of progression in her breast cancer, which was originally diagnosed in 1987. She missed 16 games before returning to the bench in a Wolfpack win against rival Virginia on Jan. 26. Inspired by their coach, the Wolfpack went on to win 10 of their next 11 games, including Yow’s 700th career victory and an upset of No. 2 North Carolina on Senior Night at Reynolds Coliseum, during which the court at Reynolds Coliseum was renamed “Kay Yow Court.” Two weeks later, the Pack knocked off previously unbeaten and top-ranked Duke at the ACC Tournament.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by Players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $9 million.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
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13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
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C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72