Oilers Draft Skyler Brind'Amour in 2017-18 NHL Draft
The Junior Hurricanes are thrilled to congratulate, and announce that home grown talent, Skyler Brind"Amour was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in this year's 2017-18 NHL Draft.
Skyler played most of his youth career with the Junior Hurricanes from Mite through his 2015-16 15U AAA season.
This past season, Skyler player for the Selects Academy at South Kent School in Connecticut. As well, Skyler also played 6 games for the US National Under 17 team, and 2 games for the US National Under 18 team.
The Oilers selected Skyler Brind'Amour 177th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
His father, Rod, had more than 1,100 career points in 1,484 games as a player with the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes. Rod captained the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2006 - against the Oilers.
The younger Brind'Amour is committed to Michigan State and will play for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the BCHL next season. He is NHL Central Scouting's 157th-ranked North American skater.
The Junior Hurricanes congratulate Skyler on this great acheivement and we wish him much success with his future hockey career!
The Carolina Hurricanes will once again host a variety of youth and amateur hockey camps this year, including their annual summer camps and Elite Camp. Please click HERE for the Summer Camp Program flyer or click HERE for the online registration.
For more information on camps and clinics, contact Shane Willis, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator, at
We have posted our 2017-18 Financial Aid Procedures and Application online. The documents link is posted below and can be found under the Home Tab/Documents and Forms/Financial Aid. The key dates are listed below.
AAA deadline May 6, 2017 (applications after 5.6.17 will be considered if funds remain after 6.30.17)
The Carolina Junior Hurricanes with the help of the Carolina Hurricanes will be hosting the 2017 NHL Youth Cup Tournament from October 7-9, welcoming more than 400 players (and 24 teams) from across the United States. The fifth annual NHL Youth Cup will be played at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest.
The NHL Youth Cup gives NHL-sponsored AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament for all birth years from squirt minor through bantam major. Youth teams representing the Islanders, Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and others will take part. The Junior Hurricanes will host the 2003, 2005 and 2007 birth-year age groups in the 2017-2018 season and then the 2004, 2006, and 2008 birth-year age groups in the 2018-2019 season. The even birth-year age groups will be hosted by the New York Islanders for the upcoming season.
This is a big win for our association and youth hockey in NC and this will be the largest Tier I AAA tournament ever hosted in the affiliate. There could not be a better way to start our 30th anniversary season! Please stay tuned for more details and volunteer opportunities as we prepare to host the tournament in October.
For more information on the NHL Youth Cup, visit their website HERE.