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CYAH: Hockey Returns to NC State

Thursday, 03.31.2011 / 2:08 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Kalee Stoever
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CYAH: Hockey Returns to NC State
Kalee Stoever
On Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., hockey returned to NC State’s campus as the second annual NC State Ball Hockey Shootout was underway.

The tournament, put on by Campus Recreation and supported by the Carolina Hurricanes, attracted 14 teams of eight, an increase from nine at last year’s event. Even though it was an early weekend morning (especially for a college student) with registration starting at 8 a.m, each participant showed up ready to compete for the trophy and defend their pride. Teams made up of both male and female players of varying skill level grabbed their sticks and hit the rinks anticipating their first game.

The tournament took place at the outdoor basketball courts off of Cates Avenue behind Carmichael Gymnasium. The Hurricanes provided all of the necessary equipment, setting up two rinks as well as a practice/warm-up area. Along with all the necessary playing equipment, the Hurricanes Promotions team brought giveaways for every participant, including All-Star Game programs and several different posters. Each individual on the winning team received a prize pack, consisting of a t-shirt, towel, bobblehead, Storm Squad calendar and two tickets to the game on March 30 against Montreal. 

The tournament featured a four-on-four structure, with three players and one goalie playing at once per team. Each team was guaranteed two games in pool play, before the top two teams in each of the four pools moved on to the final rounds. The final rounds were single elimination and saw some competitive action. The 15-minute games moved quickly, and The Benders, comprised of NC State Club Hockey players, had defended their title and won the championship for the second year in a row against a very talented team with a terrific goalie who called themselves Tiger Blood.

As the long day of hockey came to an end, the teams congratulated each other on a well played tournament and the players and spectators headed home. For the second year in a row, the tournament was a hit and helped the Hurricanes’ and NC State’s efforts to promote the game of hockey on campus. The Hurricanes look forward to being part of this tournament next year, and we’ll see if The Benders can defend their title for the third consecutive year!


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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