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Promotions: A Special Siren Sounder

Wednesday, 01.27.2010 / 4:31 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Jon Chase
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Promotions: A Special Siren Sounder
Last season we started a new tradition with the Carolina Hurricanes. Before the team takes the ice we have a celebrity, season ticket holder, corporate sponsor or fan sound the Hurricanes warning siren to bring the team on to the RBC Center ice.

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Over the past few years we have had some well-known individuals including Super Bowl Champion Bill Cowher; wrestling great Ric Flair; Miracle on Ice member and 1980 Gold Medalist Jim Craig; NFL players including Carolina Panther Steve Smith; former Hurricanes players such as Bates Battaglia; Senator Elizabeth Dole; Ryan Newman and fellow NASCAR drivers; a variety of Olympians and more. 

While the name of the siren sounder on January 28th may not ring a bell, John Foley is truly a hero and a life-saver. Foley made a sacrifice that many would not be willing to do. He donated his kidney.

The act of donating a kidney speaks for itself. But what stands out even more is the kidney did not go to one of his two children or even a family member.  Foley’s sacrifice was part of an intricate donation chain that involved a total of 16 people. Foley had originally tried to donate his kidney to best friend Kaaren Johanson, but the two were not a match.

With the help of many, Foley became involved in a chain in which he donated his kidney to a patient in Oklahoma City and Johanson received an organ from someone in Detroit.

Instead of trying to paint the total picture and do this story justice, check out the full details from a very well done article published in the News & Observer.

Please join me in welcoming John at Thursday’s game.


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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 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
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