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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60