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When thinking of throwing a party, think of Stormy!  This furry ball of fun is available to make your next event one of the most memorable days of the year.

Stormy is available to make appearances during games or at private events outside of PNC Arena. To book an appearance by Stormy, please choose the appropriate category below.

  • Stormy's Birthday Bash

    Celebrate your birthday with Stormy at a Hurricanes home game!  This package accommodates eight people and includes tickets, food and drink, birthday cake, a visit from Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and much more.

  • In-Game Appearances and Messages

    Request a shout out on the video board or have Stormy visit your seat for a special birthday or engagement surprise.  With Stormy's Favorite Fan Seat Visit, Stormy comes to your seats for pictures, autographs and even brings one of his bobble heads!  Requests for video board messages must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

  • Private Events

    Want to include Stormy at your upcoming private, corporate or charity event?  Click here to fill out a request form.
Have questions? Stormy can also be reached at (919) 861-5435 or by email at

The Storm Chaser

Whatever the event, Stormy will arrive in style in his brand new Storm Chaser, presented by Chevrolet.


About Stormy

NAME: Stormy
BIRTHDAY: Oct. 10, 1997
HEIGHT: As tall as your average ice hog in skates
WEIGHT: Tons of fun
SCHOOLING: Miss Piggy’s School of Grace, Hurricanes U, Hurricanes U Graduate
FAVORITE FOOD: Panther Parfait, Deviled Eggs, Banana Slugs, Thrasher Soup, Candied Canadiens (for dessert)
FAVORITE SONG: The Rising, Rock You Like a Hurricane
FAVORITE MOVIE: Spider Pig, Groundhog Day, Spider Pig II, Wild Hogs, Babe, Pigs in Space
FAVORITE BOOK: Charlotte’s Web, Three Little Pigs, Animal Farm
FAVORITE CELEBRITIES: Miss Piggy, Porky Pig, Wilbur, Pumba
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Playing hockey, shaking my bacon, sliding down banisters, hanging with the Storm Squad, hamming it up for fans of all ages, taking out the Thrash, bagging Leafs

Stormy’s Story

Stormy the Ice Hog was born early one rainy, windy morning in 1997 into a proud family of Ice Hogs.  His mother "Boss Hog" was a well known dancer, and his father "Paw Hog" was known throughout the land for his ability to do daring stunts.  Being a part of this family, he knew that he was destined for greatness, but he always wondered what he would do when he grew up.  He loved to dance like his mom, but also liked performing great stunts with his father. He dreamt of one day having a job that would combine both, but was always stumped on just how he would accomplish this.

Early one morning, while exploring in the Triangle Area, Stormy wandered into a huge arena where hockey practice for the Carolina Hurricanes was going on. Since the Hurricanes were practicing for a big game, they had music playing throughout the arena so that they could get the players and fans all pumped up! As Stormy quietly stood in the doorway watching the players skating, he noticed that something was happening to his foot... There was an uncontrollable tap...tap...tapping going on!  Before he knew it, not only was his foot tapping, but his hips were rocking and swaying to the beat of the music! Stormy didn't know what was happening to him!  It was as if the music had taken control of his mind!  Suddenly he jumped up, climbed to the rafters, slid down a rope and plopped down "SPLAT" on the ice!  He jumped up and started dancing right there in the middle of practice!

The players on the ice froze in their tracks and all looked on as Stormy danced for what seemed like an eternity!  Some of the players even started to clap and high five each other as Stormy danced and glided across the ice performing fancy moves and stunts.  The head coach, who had been watching from the sidelines, walked up to Stormy.  Still in his own world, Stormy continued dancing even after the music stopped playing!  Finally the coach yelled "STOP!", and Stormy froze.  The coach walked up and stood face to face with Stormy. He looked him right in his gigantic blue eyes.  Stormy looked back-frozen in his tracks, afraid to move. Finally the coach spoke, "Son, what's your name?" Since Stormy came from a family of Ice Hogs, all they called him (or anyone else, for that matter) was "Snort", so Stormy answered the coach, "SNORT."

Still not smiling the coach continued, "Son, I'm not sure if you know this, but I am running a hockey practice here... This team that stands before you is the newly formed
Carolina Hurricanes." Stunned and a little embarrassed, all Stormy was able to do was clap and shyly wave at all the players!  Coach continued, "Now I'm not sure if you knew this, but we have almost everything we need.  We have players, coaches, fans, and a wonderful place to play... now all we need is a mascot."  Stormy stood looking puzzled until he finally understood what the coach was asking. He pointed at himself as if to say, “Me? Why me?"  Coach explained, "Son, what you did today, you did without worrying about who was watching - you just wanted to have fun.  We all had fun watching you!  That is the spirit that our team needs to show.  So let me ask you this... Will you be our mascot?!"

Without hesitation
Stormy nodded his head, and shook the coaches' hand.  The team skated around on the ice, applauding and slapping Stormy on the back - they went nuts!  When things died down, the coach began to speak once more. "Now I can't have my mascot going around being called 'Snort', because where is the fun in that?  From now on you will be know as 'Stormy', because you posses the spirit of all the Hurricanes, and we will take the world by storm!  Now, since you have accepted this position," the coach paused and looked at his players, "and since you will represent this team, I need for you to be big and strong like all the players, so you are going to have to start eating like them!  From now on you will need to eat lots of Banana Slugs, Panther Parfait, Deviled Eggs, and Thrasher Soup.  Now the most important thing, with every meal you eat, you must drink lots of milk."  Coach stuck his hand out, looked Stormy in the eyes once more and said, "Let me ask you once more... Will you be our mascot?" With a firm grip and a happy smile, Stormy happily shook the coach’s hand in agreement!

Since that first chance encounter with the
Carolina Hurricanes, Stormy's reputation around the National Hockey League has grown. He is known as one of the greatest mascots in the league!  Stormy credits much of his success to living a life of fun and giving his body the proper things to stay healthy and fit, such as candied Canadiens and milk. And if you happen to wander into PNC Arena any day, you will still find Stormy dancing and performing stunts like Boss Hog and Paw Hog.  You will also find him following the coach's directions to eat healthy foods and drink lots of milk.  As a matter of fact, it has been reported that Stormy enjoyed an extra tall drink of milk from the Stanley Cup! Stormy is living proof that dreams do come true!




1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52


E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60