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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 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

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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