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Community: A Winter Wonderland at Casino Night

Friday, 03.2.2012 / 9:35 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Mary Catherine Benson
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Community: A Winter Wonderland at Casino Night


On Sunday, Feb. 26, Carolina Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters, front office executives and 600 Kids ‘N Community Foundation supports gathered on the arena floor for the 7th Annual Casino Night and Wine Tasting presented by Convergence Technologies.

Mary Catherine Benson
As digital snow fell from the ribbon board, Hurricanes players were transformed into ice sculptures directly overhead. Each guest stepped into our Winter Wonderland. I want to extend our gratitude to each guest that attended Casino Night. Because of you, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation raised $244,000; your support will directly impact local youth organizations through cash grants distributed at the end of March.

This year, thanks to Cape Fear Formal Wear, the Hurricanes players, coaches and broadcasters were outfitted in tuxedos with white dinner jackets. Not only did they look handsome, but guests could easily spot them as they mingled with the crowd and served as dealers at the card tables.

Highlights of the evening included:
    PHOTO GALLERY
  • Two Canadian trips with the team next season
  • An afternoon of bowling at Sparians with Justin Faulk, Jamie McBain and Jeff Skinner
  • A super-charged “Cane for Day” package to experience every facet of game day
  • Dinner with the “Captains and the Keeper” at Nina’s (and Nina got on stage!)
  • The entire team on stage for a unique photo opportunity
  • Baskets that included Hurricanes players’ favorite things (For instance, Jay Harrison's basket featured a waffle maker.)
  • Rare Hurricanes memorabilia
  • A make-your-own s’mores bar (It was unbelievable.)
  • Enter-to-win trivia contest presented by Custom Home Exteriors
  • A special mystery puck fundraiser presented by TriSure
  • Players’ Lounge area sponsored by Convergence Technologies

Guests enjoyed wine tasting from Total Wine and More, The Wine Merchant, Mutual Distributing, Tryon Distributing and Empire Distributors and an incredible beer selection from Natty Greene’s and RA Jeffreys.  As if that was not enough, we included a signature drink, “Frost Bite.”

DJ Mike Morse from G105 provided entertainment for the entire evening, and Shutterbooth made sure that guests went home with a photo strip to commemorate the evening. Who doesn’t love a photo booth?

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Convergence Technologies; we were lucky to partner with them again.

Make plans to join us again next year! (We are already starting to plan!)

To learn more about the Foundation visit our microsite.



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AWAY
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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
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81