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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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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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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