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Hockey Fights Cancer Game Set for Friday

Event brings attention to league-wide program dedicated to cancer awareness and funding

Tuesday, 10.6.2009 / 10:31 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hockey Fights Cancer Game Set for Friday

RALEIGH, NC—Doug Warf, Director of Community Relations for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the team will hold its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Game on Friday, Oct. 9, as the Hurricanes host the Florida Panthers at the RBC Center at 7 p.m.

Cervical cancer survivor Julie Walker, wife of Hurricanes forward Scott Walker, and the couple’s children Cooper and Anna, will perform “Siren Sounder” duties to kick off Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Uterine cancer survivor Brenda Leek will sing the national anthem and lymphoma survivor and Raleigh Youth Hockey Association member Connor Johnson will be the Time Warner Cable “Starter of the Game.”

During the game, Hurricanes head athletic trainer/strength and conditioning coach Peter Friesen will present a check from the Friesen 5k to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Hurricanes center Eric Staal will host children cancer patients from the UNC Cancer Center in his suite as a part of his charitable initiative, “Eric’s Entourage.” Along with Friesen’s and Staal’s individual efforts, the Hurricanes will present 10 agencies with special Hockey Fights Cancer gifts, and young adults from St. Baldrick’s Foundation will ride the Olympia ice resurfacers. Ten different cancer organizations will have tables throughout the RBC Center, and Rex Hospital’s Mobile Mammography unit will be located on the south side of the arena.

Throughout October, all Hurricanes players will wear Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back left area of their helmets. Head Coach Paul Maurice and his staff will be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties, as lavender is the official color of cancer awareness. Fans can purchase the HFC tie and other HFC-themed merchandise, including ladies’ scarves, New Era ladies’ caps, and Reebok men’s caps, at http://shop.nhl.com. Portions of the proceeds from the sales of all HFC merchandise items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.

Hockey Fights Cancer is a joint charitable initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association. It is supported by players, NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials’ Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. The goal of Hockey Fights Cancer is to raise money and awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research, Children’s Hospitals, and player charities. To date, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $10.5 million.

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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
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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
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81