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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]

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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 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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