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Bantam Jr. Hurricanes AAA Win Nike/Bauer

Team of 13- and 14-year-olds won Bauer Division of largest U.S. tournament

Thursday, 11.6.2008 / 2:58 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Bantam Jr. Hurricanes AAA Win Nike\/Bauer

RALEIGH, NC—Paul Strand, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Bantam Jr. Hurricanes AAA won the Bauer Division of the Nike/Bauer Tournament held in Chicago from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The team, coached by former professional goaltender Richard Shulmistra, went 6-0-1 in the tournament and defeated the Chicago Young Americans 6-3 in the final game. Junior Hurricanes player Wyatt Sexton was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and goaltender Sean Romeo was named the tournament’s best goaltender.

This marks the first time a North Carolina-based team has won the prestigious Nike/Bauer Tournament – the largest youth tournament in the United States. The annual tournament attracts the top 40 ranked teams from the United States, Canada, Russia and other European countries. All three Jr. Hurricanes teams – Pee-wee, Bantam and Under-16 – made it to the final day of the tournament and the playoffs, posting a combined 11-3-3 record.

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  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
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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

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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
 
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C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81