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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62