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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62