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Canes Announce Third Annual Alumni Game

Francis, Hedican, Wesley among alumni confirmed for game at PNC Arena

Monday, 12.30.2013 / 11:00 AM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Announce Third Annual Alumni Game
Francis, Hedican and Wesley are among the alumni confirmed for the game at PNC Arena.
RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes today announced plans to host their third-annual Alumni Fantasy Game on Sunday, April 6 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, 10 Hurricanes alumni are scheduled to participate in the 2014 Alumni Fantasy Game: Ron Francis, Bret Hedican, Glen Wesley, Bates Battaglia, Jesse Boulerice, Aaron Ward, Shane Willis, Robert Kron, Steve Rice and Tripp Tracy. Additional participants will be announced as they are confirmed. Fans playing in the game 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
  • Invitation to the “Team Announcement Party” on Friday, April 4
  • Practice on the ice at PNC Arena on Saturday, April 5, 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 New Jersey Devils on April 5
  • 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 Monday, Jan. 6, and are first-come, first-served, with registration forms available on CarolinaHurricanes.com/AlumniGame. Any remaining spots go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Jan. 8. 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 Shane Willis at shanew@carolinahurricanes.com.

Click here to register today!

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 2012-13 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $436,600 to 26 different children’s charitable organizations in North Carolina. 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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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
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V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
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N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
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