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Community: A New Canes Addition

Thursday, 09.11.2008 / 11:29 AM / 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45