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Hurricanes Welcome New Investors

Mark and Tara Rein, Chuck Hammel join Peter Karmanos Jr.’s ownership group

Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 10:00 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Welcome New Investors
RALEIGH, NC – Peter Karmanos Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that four new partners have joined in the ownership of the team. Epic Games Vice President and Co-Founder Mark Rein and his wife Tara, and PITT OHIO President and Owner Chuck Hammel join Hurricanes Holdings, along with two other investors who have chosen to keep their partnerships private.

“The continuing growth of our ownership group strengthens the Carolina Hurricanes’ position on the Triangle landscape and will help the team be competitive on the ice,” said Karmanos. “I am pleased to welcome Mark and Tara Rein, Chuck Hammel and the others to the Hurricanes family.”

Mark Rein is the vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, a video game development company based in Cary, NC. Epic Games is well known for the creation of the Unreal Engine technology, which powered the Unreal series of first-person shooters, the Infinity Blade series for mobile platforms as well as the Gears of War series for Xbox 360. The company, which was established in 1991, moved its headquarters to the Triangle in 1999, and today has more than 250 employees worldwide. Originally from Toronto, Rein and his wife, Tara, live in Raleigh with their three children.

Chuck Hammel is President and owner of PITT OHIO, a successful regional transportation company. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO operates in 10 states, with 21 terminals and more than 2,600 employees, and provides its customers with the most reliable service the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry has to offer. Hammel is also highly involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Riverlife, as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Senator John Heinz History Center. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Business Advisory Council, Mayor’s Economic Development Panel, Allegheny County Transportation Vision Team and Duquense Club. Chuck and his wife, Kristen, have four boys and live in Sewickley, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62