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Promotions: Play with the Canes 2010

Monday, 03.29.2010 / 3:23 PM / Tracking the Storm
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Promotions: Play with the Canes 2010


Brett Williams
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Six-year-old Will Salvatore was randomly chosen as this year’s lucky Caniac to win Play with the Canes. This is an event where the Hurricanes promotions team and select Hurricanes players, in this case Alexandre Picard and Patrick Dwyer, come out to the winner’s house for street hockey, autographs, photos and a pizza lunch. This was Picard’s first event as a Carolina Hurricane and he was not to shy to introduce himself to his new team's fans.

Click here for photos of the event.

This year’s event took place in a family-friendly neighborhood on February 28 that was jam packed with Caniac faithful. In the middle of the Salvatore's cul-de-sac, they have painted the Hurricanes symbol with the manhole being the eye of the storm. When the neighborhood found out that Will had won, they decided to prepare for our arrival and repaint the logo.

In past years, the winners have been out on the black-top battling away as forwards and defensemen, and I loosely use those terms as there were no definite positions in this game, but not Will. He donned the goalie pads, which may have been a few inches too big for him, got between the pipes, and showed the Hurricanes players that he was not scared to stop a few shots from the professionals. At the end of the game, he even took Stormy’s spot in goal, taking what seemed like every kid in the neighborhood on in a shootout which finished with Dwyer and Picard taking on the enthusiastic goalie.

Afterwards, everyone went inside to have a plethora of food and beverages. Will took the players on a tour of the house, highlighted by Will’s room, which was decked out in Hurricanes apparel and items. Will’s bed was even hockey-oriented with his headboard being a hockey goal, so on and off the ice/black-top he is stopping goals.

Did I mention that Will’s dad and uncle are the infamous Tuxedo Twins from the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoff run?


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61