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Community: A Fun-Filled July Weekend

Tuesday, 07.31.2012 / 12:30 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Alison Lee
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Community: A Fun-Filled July Weekend
The weekend of July 20-22 was nothing short of fun- and fan-filled at PNC Arena.

Alison Lee

Friday, July 20 marked the Hurricanes Fifth Annual Summer Fun Fest. For the first time, this event was held indoors, and the Kids ‘N Community Foundation kiosk was set up just inside the entrance. The KNCF table remained busy all night, with holiday mystery pucks and authentic jerseys for sale, our Mystery Magnet Pick-Up and a school supply drive.

Fans enthusiastically approached the school supply bins to drop off bags of crayons, notebooks, pens, pencils and more to benefit the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs. More excitement followed when given a chance to enter to win a 2011-2012 team signed jersey in exchange for their donation. The bins started to overflow due to the high number of donations and had to be emptied several times throughout the night. This was the Canes’ first ever school supply drive, and we are ecstatic with the amount of support our great fans showed. Over 3,500 school supplies were collected and were given to the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs on Friday, July 27 at a Hurricanes Staff Community Day.

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The Mystery Magnet Pick-Up was a highlight of the KNCF kiosk. Fans had a chance to purchase a magnet for $20 and receive the current or former Hurricanes player-signed item that was written on the back. As soon as the doors opened, fans dashed in line, crossing their fingers that they would pick up a magnet revealing their favorite player’s item. All 30 magnets sold out in the first 20 minutes of the event.

Holiday mystery pucks were also available for purchase at the kiosk. Each holiday puck was signed by a Hurricanes player and individually wrapped. Fans were able to buy the pucks for $30 each but were not able to find out which player signed it until after purchase. On the opposite end of the kiosk were former Carolina Hurricanes players’ authentic jerseys for sale. One fan found an authentic black Hurricanes alternate jersey of a player with his same last name and decided he could not leave without it.

The Foundation raised $2,755 through the magnets, pucks and jerseys. A total of 4,000 fans attended the event! This year’s Summer Fun Fest was incredibly successful with the huge turn-out of Caniac friends and families in this offseason event. We want to thank our fans for their support at our school supply drive and kiosk. We could not have been successful without you!

Two days later on Sunday, July 22, nine Hurricanes staffers geared up in wheelchairs on the arena floor to face off against the North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association’s Carolina Fury. Around 250 friends and supporters attended to watch three 20-minute periods in the sixth rematch between the two teams.

The Foundation hosted a silent auction and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad collected donations to benefit the NCEWHA. Some items included a team signed stick and a puck signed by Cam Ward. The silent auction and donations collected $752.50 for the NCEWHA.

Though the game was close in the beginning, the Fury pulled away and won with a final score of 10-2. Members of the Fury got the chance to compete against former Carolina Hurricanes players Jesse Boulerice and Shane Willis. The event was a great opportunity for the Fury teammates to come out on the Hurricanes’ arena floor and show off their skills to friends and family.

For more information on the North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association, please visit their website.

With the many opportunities to interact with our fans, July was an exciting month for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. We would like to thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you all throughout the upcoming season!



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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