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Skip Cunningham

Skip CunninghamAn original member of the 1972 New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA), Skip Cunningham is in his 43rd year with the organization and is the most tenured employee with the team.

From 1972-1990, Cunningham put together an impressive streak, working 1,412 consecutive games before being sidelined following surgery in January 1990. In 1989, the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance presented him with the Good Guy Award for his unselfish dedication to Connecticut sports.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Cunningham was the assistant trainer for Team USA at the World Ice Hockey Championships in 1985 and 1989. He has been selected to work at four All-Star Games: the 1974 and 1976 WHA All-Star Games as well as the 1986 and 2011 NHL All-Star Games. He also directed his own hockey school during the offseason for 22 years in South Windsor.

Skip lives in Raleigh. He has two daughters, Sandy and Sherri, and a son, Scott, as well as four grandchildren: Jayden, Brayden, Savannah and Ryan.



Bob Gorman

Bob GormanBob Gorman is in his 29th year with the franchise as an equipment manager. Gorman first joined the organization’s equipment staff in 1976 and worked with the team until the 1981-82 season, when he left the team to pursue other career interests. In his time away from the team, Gorman spent one year with Enterprise Radio and 11 years as a sales representative for the Spear-Newman Company. He returned to the club in 1993 and has served in his current capacity since then. During his tenure with the Hurricanes, Gorman has been part of three division championship teams (1999, 2002, 2006), two conference championship teams (2002, 2006) and one Stanley Cup Championship team (2006). He worked his 1,500th regular season game in professional hockey on March 4, 2010. Gorman has also been selected to work two NHL All-Star Games: 2004 in Minnesota and 2011 in Raleigh. He is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers.

In 2002, Gorman, who has been responsible for several successful charitable events in the area benefiting families in need, was recognized by the City of Raleigh’s City Council and Mayor Charles Meeker for Outstanding Community Service. Gorman attended Central Connecticut State University and completed his B.S. in Business from Charter Oak State College, and earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy.

Bob and his wife, Carla, reside in Raleigh.



Jorge Alves

Jorge Alves is in his fourth season as a full-time equipment manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, after serving as assistant equipment manager for seven years. The Stoughton, MA, native attended North Carolina State University from 2002-04 after serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1997-2001. While at NCSU, Alves was the starting goaltender for the Wolfpack’s club hockey team. After graduation, he served professional stints in the ECHL with South Carolina, Greenville, Charlotte and Pensacola, and in the SPHL with Asheville. Alves filled in as a practice goalie for the Hurricanes throughout his time as assistant equipment manager.

Jorge resides in Wendell with his wife, Amanda, and their two children: Madison and Jaxon.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81