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CYAH: Hockey Returns to NC State

Thursday, 03.31.2011 / 2:08 PM ET / 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!


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81