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Community: Do Ice Hogs Wear Sunscreen?

Thursday, 07.2.2009 / 4:20 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Austin Caldwell
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Community: Do Ice Hogs Wear Sunscreen?
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As the office prepares for a mass exodus to the beach to enjoy the holiday weekend, the Community Relations department has been making a few stops around the community reminding kids to protect their skin while outside in the sun.

The Hurricanes, in conjunction with the NC State University Pre-health club, took the Slip, Slop, Slap program to two Raleigh Parks and Recreation Summer programs this week. This program, which was made popular in Austrailia in the 1980’s, encourages kids to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat to protect them from the sun.  

Tuesday, Stormy thrilled a group of kids by making an appearance at the Method Road Community Center. The big pig helped educate the kids about the dangers of skin cancer, and the many ways to prevent it. At the conclusion of the program, the kids each received a coloring book featuring Stormy, Mr. Wuf, and Twinkle, the mascot of the Slip, Slop, Slap program.

Thursday’s events took us to the Hurricanes Academy at Walnut Terrace. While it was a smaller group this time, they weren’t the least bit shy. The kids politely listened about protecting their skin before they moved on to the more pressing questions. These questions included what Stormy’s favorite dance move was, and of course whether or not Stormy likes to eat bacon and ribs.

So now we come to the million dollar question; does an Ice Hog wear Sunscreen? If I had to, I’d put my money on yes.

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  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

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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
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81