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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72