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Community: Skate with the Canes

Friday, 01.7.2011 / 11:21 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Kristina Boyce
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Community: Skate with the Canes


The 13th Annual Skate with the Canes fundraiser for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation was held on Dec. 30, 2010. The event sold out and raised $37,102 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. Click here for the photo gallery.

Kristina Boyce
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The event is broken up into three sessions: autographs, photos, and skating. The entire roster was split up into three groups: red, blue, or green. The patrons at the event rotated opposite of the players to ensure that each patron would meet every player at the event.

Highlights of the Event:

  • The entire Hurricanes roster was in attendance at the event besides Joni Pitkanen, who is recovering from an injury, to help with one of the biggest fundraisers for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

  • An eager little boy rushing onto the ice to skate into Erik Cole’s open arms.

  • Talking with a parent at the autograph session about her decision to surprise her two boys with tickets to the event for Christmas. The smiles on their faces displayed the excitement about meeting their idols.

  • Tripp Tracy and John Forslund taking time out of their busy schedules to be an exciting addition to the event. Patrons were able to take their picture with the two broadcasters during the autograph session. 

  • The winner of the 50/50 raffle was a little girl. She won $670, but decided to donate her winning portion back to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. A selfless decision made by a young Hurricanes fan.

  • Fans were able to practice their hockey skills at the slap shot booth and kids were able to expel their excessive energy in the moon bounce on the concourse.

  • A young fan was able to sit between our captain, Eric Staal, and one of the top rookies in the NHL, Jeff Skinner, during the locker room photo session.

  • Patrons were able to buy collectible sports memorabilia on the concourse and a portion of the proceeds was donated back to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

  • Each patron that attended the event received a limited edition poster, Kids ‘N Community water bottle, food and beverage, and the unique opportunity to meet the entire Carolina Hurricanes team.

  • Over 20 staff members from the Carolina Hurricanes/RBC Center took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the event. This event would not be possible without the help from our dedicated staff.

Thank you to the Carolina Hurricanes players, John Forslund, Tripp Tracy, volunteers, and most importantly, all of the Caniacs who attended the event. The support from the Carolina Hurricanes community is overwhelming. All of the funds raised will help fulfill grant requests for deserving non-profit children’s charities in our surrounding area this year.

Check out our Kids ‘N Community Foundation website for more information on upcoming events.


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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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