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Community: Skate With the Canes

Tuesday, 02.14.2012 / 12:30 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Kristina Boyce
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Community: Skate With the Canes
The 14th Annual Skate with the Canes fundraiser for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation was held on Feb. 5, 2012. The event sold out and raised close to $40,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. 

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 and 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. 
  • A little girl skated around the RBC Center ice hand-in-hand with Riley Nash.
  • Our Youth & Amateur Hockey Coordinator, Shane Willis, led drills on the ice for the skaters. Jamie McBain took time to teach kids some basic hockey skills during his session on the ice.
  • John Forslund and Tripp Tracy took 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. Fans also got a chance to take their picture with the famous warning siren.
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  • I talked with four teenage girls whose smiles and continuous giggling displayed their excitement to meet Jeff Skinner and Brandon Sutter.
  • Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad spent time with all of the patrons and brought a smile to everyone’s face.
  • 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 mug with a branded hot chocolate packet, food and beverage and the unique opportunity to meet the entire Carolina Hurricanes team.
  • Over 20 staff members from the Carolina Hurricanes and 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.

Jay Harrison, defenseman for the Hurricanes, described the event perfectly.

“I think everyone wins at Skate with the Canes," he said. "It’s a great day! You get to see the season ticket holders face-to-face and meet some friendly fans, our biggest supporters. They are our foundation and keep us going out there, and it’s a great support. So it’s nice to get out there and get in touch with them”.

Thank you to the Carolina Hurricanes players, John Forslund, Tripp Tracy, volunteers and, most importantly, all of the Caniacs who attended the event.  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 microsite for more information on upcoming events.



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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