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Canes Announce Free Oct. 1 Preseason Game

Distribution of general admission tickets to begin Friday at ‘Canes Summer FunFest

Thursday, 07.15.2010 / 1:15 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Announce Free Oct. 1 Preseason Game

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team’s preseason game against the Atlanta Thrashers, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the RBC Center, will be free to the public. Distribution of general admission tickets for the Oct. 1 game against Atlanta will begin at the third annual ‘Canes Summer FunFest on Friday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the RBC Center, and will continue at various Hurricanes promotional appearances throughout the summer.

The first opportunity to pick up tickets for the free game will be the Summer Fun Fest from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  The table will located outside of the RBC Center close to the team store, The Eye.  Fans will be able to pick up a maximum of eight tickets per person.

Please visit our Promotions and Fan Development page for a list of other upcoming promotional appearances where free tickets for the game will be distributed.

Along with being the first opportunity for fans to get tickets for the free game, the ‘Canes Summer FunFest will feature the “State of the ‘Canes” address, hosted by radio voice Chuck Kaiton, as well as special guests, defenseman Joe Corvo and head coach Paul Maurice. The FunFest also will include live music, sledding on snow, free giveaways, interactive inflatables, artists painting live, discounted concessions and extended hours at the Hurricanes’ official team store, The Eye. The event will conclude with a viewing of the Hurricanes’ classic Game 7 against the Buffalo Sabres from the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals. Parking and admission for the ‘Canes Summer FunFest are free for all fans.

The Oct. 1, preseason game against Atlanta will serve as the Hurricanes’ “European sendoff,” and is being played at 1:30 p.m., as the team will depart for St. Petersburg, Russia, following the game. Carolina will play an exhibition game on Oct. 4, against SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League, before traveling to Helsinki, Finland, for two regular-season games against the Minnesota Wild as a part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere.

Please visit the Promotions and Fan Development page at www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, for a list of other upcoming promotional appearances where free tickets for the Oct. 1, preseason game will be distributed.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
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12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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