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Community: A New Canes Addition

Thursday, 09.11.2008 / 11:29 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
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Community: A New Canes Addition

Sorry for the layoff between blog entries.  I have been at my desk sulking because my suggestion of a turquoise third jersey did not make it off the ground.  Hey, odd colors work for some teams…[Tar Heel joke deleted by editor]

Doug Warf
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All joking aside, we have been very busy over the last two months as the season rapidly approaches. 

The first thing that has kept me very busy is the hiring of a new member of our team.  Mike King, the community relations coordinator for the past three seasons, is abandoning us.  Ok, in all honesty he received a terrific offer to work closely on the planning and implementation of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver (don’t ask for hockey tickets, we have all already hit him up about 20 times) and he is nice enough to stick around and run one last golf tournament. 

Lucky for us, the person who will be filling his role started last week and has hit the ground running.  Katharine Kelley will be our newest blog contributor and she received the job over 500 other well-qualified applicants.  I think I had lengthy interviews with over 30 people for the position (there went August) and I was blown away by the number of talented people who applied.   

Though the decision was tough, Katharine is the right choice and a great fit for us.  She was an intern in our department during the 2007-08 season, at which time she was working on her master’s in sports management at NC State (where she earned a 4.0 last year and the graduate student of the year award).   Not only is Katharine much smarter than me, but she is a better athlete too.  She was a four year player, and two-year captain, on the very competitive Furman University soccer team.  So officially, welcome Katharine. 

On top of my eyes being crossed from resumes and cover letters (see Eye Care Associates for any eye problems), we also just had our grant request deadline for the first of two cycles for this hockey season.  We received a single cycle record of 32 grant requests that total just over $734,000.  Despite the current economy, our Kids ‘N Community Foundation is still trying to function above normal capacity.  We are working on new fund raisers for this year so that hopefully we can say “yes” more than we say “no”.  Thanks to all the Caniacs who have supported our Foundation. 

What else is new?  Cam Ward filmed a PSA yesterday for the American Heart Association’s “Start! Triangle Heart Walk”.  The walk will be held Sunday, October 19th, and though the team is on our west coast swing, Stormy, Storm Squad and Hurricanes inflatable games will be at the Start! Heart Walk.  For more information, check www.starttriangle.org

Also, Wake Teen has their “A Pair to Remember” auction coming up Thursday the 18th.  Wake Teen is a great local organization and we were able to donate a pair of autographed, game-used, Rod Brind’Amour skates.  They are actually the skates he wore during the 06-07 season that have a custom-fit protective boot around the ankle.  If you want a shot at this really unique item, check waketeen.org . 

We have a lot more around the corner, but I will wait for another entry.

 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81