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Community: Holiday Charity Drives

Tuesday, 12.1.2009 / 2:44 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Kristina Boyce
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Kristina Boyce
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  It is always a pleasant surprise to witness the joy that comes from each person during the holiday season. People cheer up when Christmas music starts to play on the radio and decorations start to appear.

Most of us are starting our Christmas shopping, planning holiday parties and preparing our list to send to Santa. Through all of the joy and excitement of the holidays, we tend to forget about the people in our community that are suffering. There are families who cannot afford a Christmas dinner and children who will wake up to nothing under their tree on Christmas morning.

Let’s turn the focus from ourselves to those in need this Christmas!  We have two great opportunities for you to give and receive. The Carolina Hurricanes will be hosting two Holiday Drives in December. Each drive will be an opportunity for you to give an item and receive a buy one, get one free ticket voucher. If you are a season ticket holder, please consider donating even if you choose not to take the ticket voucher.

Hurricanes Wives’ Toy Drive: December 14-16
During the holiday season, the Hurricanes conduct our annual toy drive in hopes of bringing holiday cheer to children across the state. Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the RBC Center. This year, in exchange for their generosity, fans will receive a buy one, get one free ticket voucher for the December 16 game against the Dallas Stars. The Hurricanes wives and girlfriends will be on-hand to collect the toys on game day.

The Hurricanes will collect toys for Wake County Human Services, Helping Hand Mission and Toys for Tots. Come by the RBC Center between December 14 and game time on December 16 to donate your toy and receive your ticket voucher. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to each fan that donates a toy and brings a smile to a child’s face this Christmas.

Food Drive Night presented by Harris Teeter: December 21-23
Each season, the Carolina Hurricanes hold a food drive to collect canned foods and other non-perishable food items to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in North Carolina.

Between December 21 and game time on December 23, fans can bring in canned food to receive a buy one, get one free ticket voucher for that evening’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Both the Hurricanes and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina would like to extend our deepest thanks for helping restock the food bank during this holiday season.

The Carolina Hurricanes are fortunate to have the greatest fans in the NHL. Please help us out this season as we work to bring joy to some of the less fortunate families in our community. Thank you in advance for your support of our Holiday Drives!


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  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

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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