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Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey (CYAH)

In an effort to strengthen our involvement in the local youth and amateur hockey community, the Carolina Hurricanes created Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey (CYAH) during the 2006-07 season. CYAH continues to provide sponsorship and presence to the local community in order to grow youth hockey at all skill levels.

CYAH has and will continue to invest physically and monetarily in the local youth hockey community in order to strengthen outreach initiatives. A major emphasis point for the program is to utilize hockey to build personal characteristics such as responsibility, teamwork and leadership while emphasizing the importance of an active lifestyle.  CYAH uses the Hurricanes' communication tools to drive awareness, interest and registration in youth and amateur programs.


Latest News

Hurricanes Partner with Polar Ice House
The Carolina Hurricanes have partnered with Polar Ice House to sponsor youth hockey initiatives. The sponsorship focuses on three types of programming offered by Polar Ice House, including the House Hockey League, First Goal and Learn to Play programs. To find out more about this partnership, click here.

Justin Faulk Partners on Grassroots Program
The Hurricanes defenseman will support developmental programs at Polar Ice House. Faulk and the Hurricanes will be involved in two programs to help introduce kids to hockey – Learn to Play and First Goal.


Youth Hockey Partnerships

CYAH has brought unity and stimulated growth in the local hockey community through a strong partnership with the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association (RYHA).

In continuing to grow our partnerships, CYAH has added the
Triangle Special Hockey Association, a hockey league created to educate, motivate and encourage individuals who have developmental or physical disabilities to participate in the sport of ice hockey. For more information on the CAT 5 Canes, watch this video which was featured on the WRAL news.

With the help of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Kids and Community Foundation, CYAH has added a partnership with the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County, forming the Capital City Crew. The Capital City Crew is a new hockey team comprised of 33 kids from different Boys and Girls Club locations from around Wake County who receive the opportunity to learn the game of hockey while gaining valuable life skills.


CYAH Initiatives

Since arriving in North Carolina in 1997, the Carolina Hurricanes have been very active in growing youth and amateur hockey throughout the Carolinas.  Each year, the Hurricanes organization makes over 85 appearances through various initiatives.

Hurricanes In-School Program

For the 2014-2015 NHL season, the Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey (CYAH) team returns to local schools to teach the rapidly growing game of hockey. The CYAH team seeks to provide elementary and middle school students with the opportunity play floor hockey during the school’s normal gym class time at no cost. Floor hockey is played on foot in a school’s gym and is easily adapted for students of any skill level or athletic ability. The Carolina Hurricanes' Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator is former Canes player, Shane Willis. Shane, along with his assistant Thomas Whitmeyer-Weathers, brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and professional experience to the classroom as a previous NHL player. Combining a proven program with Shane’s professional experience on the ice is sure to provide an exciting and engaging experience for students who are avid hockey enthusiasts or new to the sport. Email shanew@carolinahurricanes.com or thomasw@carolinahurricanes.com today to sign your school up for a clinic!


Inline Hockey

The Raleigh area continues to have a great market for all young hockey players even if you don't ice skate! Jellybeans (Cary and Wake Forest), Dream Sports (Apex) and Interskate (Clayton) all have some excellent hockey programs and camps for all ages.

Want to play for your school? ECHO Hockey Series is offering an Elementary School League and some great Learn to Play programs at both Jellybeans locations! Check out, Jellybeans' website or EchoHockey.com for more information.

Dreamsports is the premier indoor sports facility in the Triangle offering sports leagues in soccer, lacrosse and hockey, track-out and summer multi-sports camps, child development programs, instructional programs, birthday parties and much more. Check out their website for more information.


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Where to Play

Looking for a way to get in on the action?  Click here for a list of places to play ice, in-line or street hockey throughout the Carolinas. For more information on any program or event, please call Shane Willis at (919) 861-5425
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 44 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 49 10 19 -15 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 49 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 42 12 7 -14 19
J. Skinner 44 10 9 -9 19
N. Gerbe 45 5 13 -7 18
V. Rask 49 6 9 -13 15
A. Sekera 47 1 14 -7 15
J. McClement 49 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41
C. Ward 11 18 4 .913 2.42