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Canes to Host Second-Annual Alumni 'Fantasy Game'

Fans get opportunity to share the ice with Hurricanes greats in game environment

Tuesday, 02.26.2013 / 4:00 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes to Host Second-Annual Alumni \'Fantasy Game\'
RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes today announced plans to host their second-annual Alumni Fantasy Game on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. The event will provide fans a chance to get an NHL experience, skating in a game that includes Hurricanes alumni on the ice at PNC Arena. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

Currently, 12 Hurricanes alumni are scheduled to participate in the Alumni Fantasy Game: Ron Francis, Rod Brind’Amour, Glen Wesley, Cory Stillman, Bates Battaglia, Jesse Boulerice, Aaron Ward, Shane Willis, Robert Kron, Steve Halko, Steve Rice and Tripp Tracy. Participants will dress in the Hurricanes’ locker room and enjoy a game atmosphere in the arena, including Hurricanes Play-by-Play Announcer John Forslund’s call on the video board, Stormy, the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and more. The Hurricanes’ coaching staff will work the benches for the game, which will be no-hitting, with three running-clock periods and full intermissions. Fans not participating on the ice are welcome to watch the game free of charge, with an optional contribution to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation at the door.

The entry fee for playing in the Alumni Fantasy Game is $3,000, and includes:

  • Participation in the game on the ice, and the full game-day player experience
  • Practice on the ice at PNC Arena on Saturday, April 13, followed by a team lunch
  • A personalized Hurricanes jersey with special Alumni Game patch
  • Two Champions Club tickets for the Hurricanes’ home game against the Boston Bruins on April 13
  • A DVD of the Alumni Fantasy Game, as called by John Forslund
  • Access for four people to a post-game cocktail reception following the Alumni Fantasy Game

There are spots for 26 players and three goaltenders to participate in the Alumni Fantasy Game. Those slots will go on sale to season ticket holders, suite holders and corporate partners at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, and are first-come, first-served. Registration forms are available here, and eligible participants should send the forms to Shane Willis at 2013alumnigame@carolinahurricanes.com no earlier than 10 a.m. on Feb. 28, when that email account becomes active. Any remaining spots go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 4. Players must be at least 18 years old and have hockey-playing experience. Any questions about the event prior to the on-sale may be directed to Willis at shanew@carolinahurricanes.com.

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much-needed funding to children’s charities and educational initiatives throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other youth-related initiatives. In the Fall 2012 grant cycle, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation awarded $200,000 to four different children’s charities and foundations. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Each member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in the community, and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in the state. For more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/foundation.

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R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
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