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Promotions: Cool Bars on Saturday

Wednesday, 02.4.2009 / 3:11 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
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Promotions: Cool Bars on Saturday
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We will be hosting a Cool Bar at the Carolina Ale house in Cary for the Carolina Hurricanes vs. Phoenix Coyotes game and will be giving out OVER 50 PRIZES throughout the night. Puck drop is 9:00 p.m. but we will get the festivities started around 8:30.

If you have never been to a Cool Bar I wanted to give some background on the events that take place and open the opportunity for any questions.  Also, see the end of the blog for a preview of what to expect on Saturday, February 7.

What is a Cool Bar?
In short, a Cool Bar offers fans a central spot to come together and watch the Carolina Hurricanes during a road game. We host ten a year and they take place among the various award-winning Carolina Ale House locations in the Triangle. We try to host them on different nights of the week throughout the year keeping in mind that everyone’s family and work schedules vary. Overall, Cool Bars allow you to watch the game with fellow fans, enjoy good food, win some prizes and have a fun night.

With that simple premise, we strive to make the game into an event and enhance the experience by raffling off prizes (including limited edition autographed items), conduct contests and add fun details all the way down to having the goal horn go off when the Hurricanes score.

The prizes can be won via free entry and a raffle in which tickets start as low as $1 with all proceeds going to the Kids N’ Community foundation (to date this year we have raised over $4,000 - THANK YOU!).  A minimum of three prizes are given away every TV timeout. During the intermissions we host a trivia contest (mixture of Hurricanes and current event questions) and then a variety of other games like scavenger hunt, relay races, frozen t-shirts, puck stacking, Hurricanes pyramid and ‘Are you smarter then Stormy?” among others.

The event is hosted by Ron the Ref and we bring out Stormy, members of the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and our promotions team.

What Should I Expect on Saturday, February 7?
  • In total we will be giving away over 50 prizes.
  • Attendees can win tickets to upcoming Carolina Hurricanes games
  • One lucky attendee will have his/her name read on-air during the FS Carolinas broadcast by John Forslund or Tripp Tracy.
  • Raffle items will include at least 15 autographed items, such as a team signed third jersey, Eric Staal signed photo, Cam Ward signed puck and other limited edition autographs
  • Attendees can win merchandise from the team store, The Eye
  • Representing the Eye Care Associate Storm Squad will be Ashley, Courtney and Catherine
  • We will debut a new contest, play Hurricanes pyramid and Ron will be going through the crowd for Let’s Make a Deal

See you all on Saturday at the Carolina Ale in Cary and if you have any questions, just ask!

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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