Tracking the Storm

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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72