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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60