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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
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 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

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