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Caniac Carnival 2014

Caniac CarnivalJoin the Carolina Hurricanes for the 15th annual Caniac Carnival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina at PNC Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The event offers free admission and parking, in addition to discounted food and beverage items. 

The Caniac Carnival, which will take over the outside and inside of PNC Arena, will feature activities for fans of all ages, including a free Carolina Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage, an autograph session with Canes players, inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid’s zone, sports area, live music from DJ George, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and more! See below for a detailed activity schedule.

Outside of the arena, the Caniac Carnival will take over multiple parking lots. There will be over 50 inflatables, interactive displays and corporate partner booths, plus a beer garden and food trucks.

The Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage is general admission; all seats are open to the public (between sections 115-130). A ticket is not required and patrons can enter via the East and South entrances. The scrimmage will consist of two 15-minute periods, with a stopped clock. There will be one intermission and two stoppages during each period for promotions, contests and fan cams. Following the scrimmage there will be a three man shootout. The shootout score will be a continuation of the score from the Red-White scrimmage. Team rosters will be available as the event nears. The Red-White scrimmage is a great opportunity for long-time and first-time fans alike to see members of the 2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes in action!

An autograph session will be held leading up to the game, with all members of the Hurricanes scheduled to appear. This free event will be limited to the first 600 fans, and more details on the wristband process can be found in the FAQ below. 

Before the team takes the ice, John Forslund, the Canes TV play-by-play analyst, will host a State of the Hurricanes discussion at 6:15 p.m. with head coach Bill Peters.

Inside PNC Arena, there will be free cotton candy and popcorn; hot dogs will be discounted at $1 each, and sodas will be available for $2 each. On the South Plaza, NC BBQ Company will be serving BBQ sandwiches and BBQ nachos at standard pricing. There will also be a beer garden where guests can purchase beer. The beer garden will feature Foothills, Carolina Blonde, Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Goose Island, Carolina Brewing Company, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light and Yuengling.  Food trucks at the event will be Tar Heel Creamery, Philly’s Cheesesteak, Stuft, and Sarge’s Chef on Wheels. 

MEDIA FROM 2013 EVENT: Video | Photos

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3:45 P.M.
WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION BEGINS (NEXT TO PNC ARENA'S BOX OFFICE)
4:00 P.M.
CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT BEGIN
4:45 P.M.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:30 P.M.
PNC ARENA DOORS (STH EAST ENTRANCE) OPEN FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS (FULL, 26- AND 12-GAME) FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
5:45 P.M.
PNC ARENA DOORS (SOUTH AND EAST ENTRANCES) OPEN FOR GENERAL PUBLIC FOR RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
6:15 P.M.
STATE OF THE HURRICANES, HOSTED BY JOHN FORSLUND WITH BILL PETERS
7:00 P.M.
HURRICANES RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE
9:00 P.M.
CANIAC CARNIVAL RIDES AND ENTERTAINMENT END

Caniac Carnival Blood Drive

The Hurricanes are hosting a blood drive benefiting Rex Blood Services at the Caniac Carnival. The Rex Blood Services Bloodmobile will be parked in the East VIP parking lot from 4:00-8:00 p.m. collecting donations. All donations will go to save local lives—one donation can save up to three lives! Appointments are encouraged and can be made here. Walk-ups are also accepted.
 
Magnet Pick-Up

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation will be holding a Magnet Pick-Up fundraiser in the East Priority Lounge during the Caniac Carnival. For $30, customers can purchase a magnet that corresponds to a mystery item. Items include authentic jerseys, team-signed sticks, pucks and other autographed items. Be sure to visit the kiosk before and during the Red-White scrimmage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the Caniac Carnival take place?

The Carnival takes place inside and outside (south side) PNC Arena. The south side is located in front of the box office, directly behind the scoreboard of Carter-Finley Stadium. Carnival events will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. See above for specific schedule details.

Do I need a ticket for the Carolina Hurricanes Red-White scrimmage?

No, it is free. Seating is general admission and availability is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can enter via the South and East entrances of PNC Arena.

When do the doors open for Red-White scrimmage?

Doors will open to Season Ticket Holders (bring IDs) at 5:30 p.m., and doors will open to the general public at 5:45 p.m. Seating is general admission.

How do I attend the autograph session?

Fans must have a wristband, which will be distributed on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 26 beginning at 3:45 p.m. next to PNC Arena's box office. Wristbands, which are free, are limited to one per person to the first 600 fans.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61