Jr Canes PW A White Wins PW A Lower CHL Championship
Coming into the CHL Tournament weekend, the Jr Canes PW White team were in the
lead in the North division, with the Pineville Falcons coming in with a strong
undefeated season in the South. Both teams were primed and ready to compete for
Following great performances in the first 2 round robin games, both Pineville
and Jr Canes White came into their last qualifying game with 2-0 records. The
game was an intense and physical match with both teams going hard at the
opponent. In the end it was a 2-2 tie and a great preview of the championship
game. In the Semi-Finals, Pineville played Jr Canes Red for the slot in the
finals. This was a tough game pushing both teams to the limit. The match ended
in a shootout, with Pineville defeating the Red team and setting up a rematch in
With the stage set the teams hit the ice for a fast paced, high energy game.
The energy on the ice being matched by the crazy fans in the stands, and some
extra help from our fellow Jr Canes teams. With horns blaring and cow bells
ringing the Jr Canes jumped out to a 4-0 lead. But Pineville would not
surrender so easily. Reminiscent of their earlier match, Pineville rallied back
and tied the game in the 3rd. Refusing to see their tournament hopes spoiled,
Jr Canes White rallied for 3 more goals to put the game away. In the end the Jr
Canes prevailed 7-4, including a 5 goal game from big man Cam Todd.
The victory came as a great end to an even better season. Let's Go Canes!
My name is Christine Miller and I am a Sales Associate with the Carolina Hurricanes. I’m also running point on our inaugural Hockey & Heels event next Thursday, March 2nd from 6-8:30 PM.
Designed specifically for women of all levels of hockey knowledge, Hockey & Heels will give unique access and insights to the game from Canes personnel. The evening will include a locker room tour, on-ice photo, Hockey 101, guest speakers and light snacks and beverages. Dress is casual. 18+.
Tickets to the event will be $60 or $40, & includes a ticket to the March 3rd game vs the Coyotes. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Carolina Hurricanes Kids & Community Foundation. Individuals may purchase tickets at Hurricanes.com/HockeyandHeels using the promo code: heels. For groups, contact me directly at 919-861-7198 or
Pee Wee Black proved this weekend that the most appreciated journeys in life depend not on how you start, but how you finish. The 2nd seeded team started the CHL Upper A tourney with a pair of ties versus lower seeded teams; they were not playing poorly but seemed stuck in neutral. The third and final game of the round robin was versus the formidable Carolina Eagles Black team; our boys essentially needed a win to advance to the championship. The team had a 1-3 record versus Eagles Black during the season. After jumping out to an early lead, the Jr. Hurricanes fell behind 3-2 going into the 3rd period. Erik Naderer tied the game at 4:41 and Peter Mucciaccio potted the go-ahead goal short-handed with 0:50 left; he also netted an empty net goal at the buzzer to complete his second hat trick in a row. Anthony Trantas was big in the net with 17 saves. The “Miracle on Ice Part II” advanced the Canes to the championship.
The championship would feature a re-match with the same Eagles Black team later that day. It became quickly apparent that the game would be a goalie duel; which goalie would blink first? On a 2nd period power play, Daniel Lobastov blasted home a shot from the slot to give the Canes the 1-0 lead. The third period saw the Eagles putting 17 shots, many high quality, on Canes goalie Jackson Shapiro, who was faultless in turning away the relentless attack, earning his fifth shutout of the season.
Both teams should be commended for their fierce competiveness while maintaining top notch sportsmanship in both games. In winning the CHL championship the Hurricanes saved some of their best hockey of the season for the final two games, playing with team-wide defensive discipline and getting excellent offensive pressure from all three lines.
Coach Hoey says: “It was a great opportunity to face a skilled, gritty and well coached team for our last two games of the season. I could not be more proud of how our boys rose to the challenge. Our focus for the last two games was “No Passengers, No Shifts Off, No Regrets”. All 17 boys took this message to the ice. Truly a special weekend for our players, coaches and parents.”
Reservations Open for Jr. Canes 4th Annual Golf and Lobster Bake
Reservations are now open for the Jr. Canes 4th Annual Golf Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest. The afternoon will be loaded with golf and then followed by a Lobster Bake dinner, music and great company! This is not just for the golfers and you can bring the whole family! Dinner includes lobster, sides and beer/wine for the adults and ice tea/lemonade for the kids. Hot dogs are available as well for kids not eating lobster.
We are now signing up golf foursomes and are also looking for event and hole sponsors as well as event volunteers.
Noon-6:00 p.m. Golf Scramble
6:30 - 11:00 p.m. Lobster Bake and Entertainment
Please contact Keith Gleason at (207) 975-3547 or email@example.com to reserve your spot for golf and/or dinner or if you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer.
All proceeds will benefit the Junior Hurricanes Youth Hockey Program and the Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Awards.
The Carolina Mudcats would like to invite you out to the ballpark for "CATS & CANES NIGHT". Join them for an exciting night of minor league baseball on Saturday, May 13th at 5:00. The Carolina Hurricanes very own "Stormy and the Storm Squad" will be there.
Box Seat tickets are $7 each and the order deadline for this offer is Friday, May 5th.
Please contact Taylor Gustafson with the Carolina Mudcats for further information. Below is the link for the "Information Flyer & Order Form".
One of our Junior Hurricanes parent works with a nonprofit organization in Cary that serves people with aphasia. The organization is doing a hockey-oriented fundraiser. One of their board members, Shawn Fleck, has reached out to our local hockey organizations regarding this fundraiser. Shawn has aphasia, which resulted from a stroke following an adult-league hockey game where he was hooked in the neck, damaging an artery.
The Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited is a small non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who suffer from Aphasia, a communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to speak and write, but does not impact intelligence or memory. Many stroke victims are stricken with aphasia, including some members of our extended local hockey family.
The TAP Unlimited organization has asked for our support, through a great offer for Hurricanes tickets. You can cheer on the Canes as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers! A portion of each ticket sold through this offer will benefit TAP to help support their efforts in helping individuals with aphasia, their families, friends, and the community. Bring your families for two great hockey games and help people recovering from a stroke.
A flyer is attached with all the details, but you can buy tickets for approximately 20% off of the box office price! There are two options for upper level and lower level seats.
The games are:
Sunday, February 19 at 7:00pm vs. Toronto
Thursday, March 9 at 7:00pm vs. New York