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Hurricanes to Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

Fans and media are invited to 12:30 p.m. news conference at the RBC Center

Thursday, 09.4.2008 / 11:30 AM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Hurricanes to Unveil Alternate Jersey Today

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will reveal its new alternate uniform at a news conference on Sept. 10, at the RBC Center at 12:30 p.m. Media and fans are invited to attend the event and be the first to see the Hurricanes’ new look, which the team will wear for 15 home games this season.

Hurricanes center Eric Staal, defenseman Tim Gleason and goaltender Cam Ward will model the uniform at the press conference, skating out onto their home ice in the jerseys for the first time. Television and still cameras will be permitted to shoot the event from ice level. In addition, Rutherford will be available to comment on the sweaters and the process of developing the new look. The alternate jerseys will go on sale to the general public for the first time on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Caniac Carnival, the team’s annual season kick-off event. The Hurricanes will debut the sweaters in a game on Oct. 13, when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings at the RBC Center.

Doors will open at noon for members of the general public, and fans may enter the arena next to The Eye store.  The Deck restaurant inside the arena will be open to the public during the event.