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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60