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Community: A "Suite" Experience

Monday, 11.10.2008 / 3:14 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
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Community: A \"Suite\" Experience

The 11th Annual Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament Low Gross winners were able to reap the rewards of their golf skills during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Emil Cekada, David Reitzel, Tom Hardman, and Kevin Harris enjoyed the game with family and friends in a 16 person, all-inclusive luxury suite.

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The foursome earned the winners’ package by partnering with Joe Corvo and shooting a low gross score of 59. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament (which took place back in September) came on the heels of the 2008 PGA SAS Championship; therefore, the fivesome won the tournament on the Championship Course at Prestonwood Country Club. It’s not everyday that you get to play the same course as 2008 SAS Championship winner Eduardo Romero or American pro golfers Tom Kite and Jim Thorpe. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament gave all of the tournament participants the opportunity to literally walk in the footsteps of PGA golfers.

As part of the golf tournament winners’ package, the group was awarded merchandise bags with Carolina Hurricanes memorabilia and a meet and greet with players after the game. The entire group was a little worried about meeting the players after the loss against Atlanta, but the players demonstrated their class-act demeanor off the ice.

The winning foursome hung back and allowed their kids to share the spotlight with the players. Brandon Sutter, Joni Pitkanen, Frank Kaberle, Cam Ward, Eric Staal, Josef Melichar, and Joe Corvo all met with the group, signed shirts and hats, and took pictures. It was a serendipitous opportunity when Joni Pitkanen and Eric Staal came to visit because David Reitzel had purchased Pitkanen and Staal Alternate T-Shirt Jerseys for his two sons. The boys pulled the shirts out, and the entire group erupted in laughter. Even Eric and Joni were surprised at the boys’ perfect timing.

Next Sunday, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation Golf Tournament Low Net winners (Jody Hatley, Jeff Hatley, Jim Dorsett, and Scott Beyrer) will be able to relate to this suite experience during the Tampa Bay game. The foursome teamed up with Ray Whitney to shoot a low net score of 45.

Keep an eye out for information regarding next year’s golf tournament so your foursome can make a run at winning this suite experience.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
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

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81