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Community: A Winter Wonderland at Casino Night

Friday, 03.02.2012 / 9:35 AM / 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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 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 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
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