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14U AA Bantam Major Skate with Triangle Special Hockey
by posted 11/21/2017


The 14U AA Bantam Major team took to the ice in the spirit of giving this holiday season. Players participated in a scrimmage with the Triangle Special Hockey Association (TSHA) Cat5Canes team. TSHA was founded 10 years ago by J.V. Cotterell to allow special needs players of all ages the opportunity to play hockey. The Bantam kids, referred to as mentors, scrimmaged with the Cat5Canes players. “Their participation provided a wonderful opportunity to share the passion of skating and playing hockey,” said Head Coach Sue Mitran. “The Junior Hurricanes demonstrated their ability to gently guide our players when they needed help and also encouraged them to be confident, energetic and play together as a team unit.” Cotterell added that when the Cat5Canes players see the mentors skate it really ups their skills and believes the mentors benefit just as much. “This program is not just for special needs players. It’s a chance to build character and awareness for the mentors too.” This is the 2nd year in a row that this group of bantam boys have worked with TSHA and they have also been working with the Miracle League of the Triangle. "It is not just about playing hockey at this age, it is about teaching these boys how to become responsible young men and giving back to the community", said Head Coach Thomas Morris.

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Carolina Hurricanes Tickets for Turkeys
by posted 11/09/2017

The Carolina Hurricanes are offering a great opportunity to see an upcoming Hurricanes game while helping to feed the community! Take advantage of these great discounts before November 24th. See order details below.



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Big Ten Goalie Third Star - Former Junior Hurricane Sean Romeo
by posted 11/08/2017

First Star
F – Fr. – Clarkston, Mich.
Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State
• Last Michigan State honoree: Ed Minney (Second Star) on Jan. 24, 2017
• Last Michigan State First Star: Jerad Rosburg on Nov. 29, 2016
• Claims his first career weekly award
• Assisted three of Michigan State’s six goals on Friday
• Tallied his first career game-winning goal on Friday to carry the Spartans over Western Michigan by a 6-4 margin
• Tied for the conference lead with four points in a home-and-home series split against Western Michigan
Second Star
F – So. – San Diego, Calif.
Jake Slaker, Michigan
• Last Michigan honoree: Zach Nagelvoort (First Star) on March 14, 2017
• Earns his second career weekly award and first of the season
• Netted the game-tying and game-winning goals in the Wolverines’ 3-2 come-from-behind victory on Saturday
• Assisted the game-winning goal in Friday’s 4-1 victory
• Registered three points, including a pair of goals, in Michigan’s weekend sweep of Vermont
Third Star
G – Jr. – Cary, N.C.
Sean Romeo, Ohio State
• Last Ohio State honoree: Mason Jobst (First Star) on Oct. 10, 2017
• Earns his first career weekly award
• Allowed a single goal on the weekend for a 0.50 goals against average
• Stopped 47 of 48 shots faced for a .979 save percentage on the weekend
• Backstopped Ohio State to a pair of victories at UMass, including his first collegiate shutout
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PW AAA Minor Wins CCM Chicago Tourney
by posted 11/06/2017

The Peewee AAA Minors stormed into the CCM tournament in Chicago and came away winning the championship by beating the New Jersey Avalanche 6-4.  Led by stellar goaltending from both Mikayla “Boom” Williams and Jack Foy, great team defense and timely goal scoring, this was a true team effort.  The first game against the local Chicago Bulldogs was a back and forth affair ending in a 4-4 tie as the Jr. Hurricanes were just getting their legs going.  They followed that up with an offensive explosion and great goaltending performance by “Boom” against another local team, the Chicago Bruins, winning 7-1. On Saturday, games started to tighten up quite a bit, but the Jr. Hurricanes were a determined team.  They pulled off a thrilling 5-3 victory against HC Dallas to start the day.  That win sent the team to the Sweet 16 against the Anaheim Jr. Ducks where the Jr. Canes set the tone early, scoring just 17 seconds in…they had to work hard for this one, killing off a lengthy 6 on 3 with 2 minutes left in the 3rd.  In the end, they came away with a 3-1 win.  In the Elite 8, the Highland Park Falcons scored 3 in the first but the Jr. Hurricanes answered with 2 of their own…and then 2 more in the 2nd sealing the 4-3 win. The semi-final against Fox Motors was a defensive battle but Jack Foy shut the door on everything thrown his way, earning the 1-0 shutout.  The finals against the North Jersey Avalanche was another back and forth game but timely goals from Josh Smith and Cam Stehle sealed the 6-4 championship win.  Aiden Barbee was solid offensively and defensively throughout this tournament, earning him MVP Honors! 


Congratulations once again to the Players, Coaches and Parents!

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14U Wins NHL Youth Cup in a 3-0 Shutout vs. Pittsburgh
by posted 10/10/2017


14U Wins NHL Youth Cup in a 3-0 Shutout vs. Pittsburgh

Congratulations to the 14U AAA Bantam Major team for winning the NHL Youth Cup in a dominating 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC Arena. The Canes won a rematch vs. the Penguins after dropping the previous game to them Sunday afternoon 7-3. The team won its first three games 8-0 over the Florida Panther, 2-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets and 4-1 over the NY Islanders. Their 3-1 record was enough to earn them a spot and rematch in the final vs. the Penguins.  

Carson Scott won the tournament MVP finishing with 7 goals and one assist.

Congratulations again to all of the players and coaches!


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Coach Bill Peters Drops Puck for NHL Youth Cup Championship Game
by posted 10/10/2017


Bill Peters, the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, was on hand at PNC Monday to participate in the ceremonial puck drop for the 2007 birth-year NHL Youth Cup Championship game featuring the Carolina Junior Hurricanes and NY Junior Islanders. The Hurricanes practiced right before the Youth Cup game so both youth teams were able to watch the Hurricanes practice under the NHL Youth Cup score board and banners. Coach Peters decided to stay and watch the game and had some very positive post game comments about how well the young players from both teams played.

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PW Lower A Win Palmetto State Fall Classic Championship
by posted 10/10/2017

Jr. Hurricanes Pee Wee Lower A team staged a thrilling overtime win in the championship game, to cap a perfect 4-0 weekend at the Palmetto State Fall Classic in Charleston, SC. Faced with an early 2-0 hole in the final, the Jr. Canes cut the deficit to 2-1 midway through the 2nd period. After pulling the goalie in the waning minutes, the Jr. Canes tied the score in dramatic fashion, to stun Atlanta Fire Squirt AA and force overtime.

It didn't take long to seize on their momentum. Just 30 seconds into overtime, the Jr. Canes struck again with the final tally, to complete the comeback and take home the gold in sudden death.

The tournament started with a convincing 10-2 victory over the Carolina Stars, followed by a closely contested 3-0 shutout of the Atlanta Fire. After a 4-1 win over Chilled Ponds (VA), the stage was set for a rematch with the Fire, and the Jr. Canes were equal to the task in their first tournament of the season.

Peewee Lower A now enjoys a bye week, before heading to Montgomery, MD for a three game set vs. the Blue Devils. After earning their first gold medal of the young season, the team's record now stands at 8-3-1.


Congratulations from the Junior Hurricanes organization for a great weekend!


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12U Wins NHL Youth Cup in a Shootout vs. Columbus
by posted 10/09/2017


Congratulations to the 12U AAA PeeWee Major team for winning the NHL Youth Cup in an exciting overtime shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 at PNC Arena. The Canes won a rematch vs. the Blue Jackets after dropping the opening game to them 2-0. They then went on to beat Nashville 7-1, won 6-1 over the Islanders and a 4-0 must win over the Penguins to secure a spot in the final.

The Blue Jackets jumped to an early lead and scored with just 10 seconds into the opening period. Coach Steve Rice said “going down by a goal that quickly into the game could have been devastating, but the boys kept their composure and battled back. They also killed several crucial penalties and overcame adversity throughout the game.”

Kaden Wolitski won the tournament MVP finishing with 7 goals and one assist.

Congratulations again to all of the players and coaches!

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Junior Hurricanes 18U AA Receive National Championship Rings
by posted 08/18/2017


Thursday was another exciting day for our 18U AA National Championship team from last season. The team was presented their National Championship rings and National Championship banner on August 17th at PNC Arena by none other than Ron Francis, the Carolina Hurricanes former Captain and current General Manager.  Ron spoke to the group about the significance of their accomplishment and what it takes to win a Championship. The entire team and coaching staff were on hand with family and friends for the presentation. Shane Willis of the Carolina Hurricanes was also there to congratulate the team along with Dan Hollis, Steve Henley, Andy Haldane and Mike Young of the Junior Hurricanes. Congratulations again to the team, the coaches and the parents of this special group!


The News & Observer covered the event and their video can be seen by CLICKING HERE.


National Championship Rings

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Oilers Draft Skyler Brind'Amour in 2017-18 NHL Draft
by posted 06/25/2017

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!


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