by: Dan Hollis

2017 Carolina Hurricanes Summer Camps


 

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 shanew@carolinahurricanes.com.

by: Dan Hollis

2017-18 Financial Aid Information


 

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)

  • AA/A deadline Jun 30, 2017

  • Girls deadline Jun 30, 2017

 

2017-18 Financial Aid Procedures

2017-18 Financial Aid Application

 

 

by: Jean Rogers

Junior Hurricanes 18U AA Wins National Championship!!!


 

 

Parents and Players:

It is our honor and privilege to announce that our 18U AA team won Nationals this morning by beating the Delaware Ducks 3-1 in the Championship game.

 

While we have had many teams advance to Nationals, and had several compete in the final game, they represent the first team in our history to win the National Championship.

 

We are proud of their accomplishment, and we thank them for their commitment and success.

 

To follow the Carolina Hurricanes announcement via Twitter, click HERE.

 

To watch the game highlights and see the box score, click HERE.

 

To watch the ABC News Story from April  11th, click HERE.

 

To read the News & Observer article from April 12th , click HERE.

 

18U AA

Thurs - 5:15pm vs Northern Ky Norse - Won 6-3

Fri - 11:00am vs Delaware Ducks - Lost 4-3 in shootout

Sat - 9:15am vs OKC Oil Kings - Won 5-2 Sun - 1:00pm vs Snow King Jr Thunderbirds - Won 5-2 (Semi Finals)

Mon - 9:00am vs Delaware Ducks (CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)!!! - Won 3-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Junior Hurricanes 18U AA USA Hockey NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!

 

Go Canes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by: Steve Henley

Spring/Summer Battle Camps


Please find the details for our Junior Hurricanes Spring/Summer Battle Camps below. Registrations are still open on our Registration page.

Ages 9 - 15

Cost - $150

 

May 5 - 7 Wake Forest Polar Icehouse

Friday, May 5

 

 

5:30-6:00 pm Dryland/Off Ice (arrive early to be dressed in equipment , except skates)

6:15-7:30 pm On Ice

 

Sat May 6  - need street sticks and street ball for Sat only

 

1:00-2:15 pm On Ice

2:30-4:00 pm Dryland Off Ice

4:15-5:30 pm Classroom/Video (bring snacks/lunch)

6:00-7:15 pm On Ice

Sun May 7

11:45 am-1:00 pm On Ice
 

 

August 4 - 6

Sessions will be at the WF Polar Ice house

Times TBD but will similar to April times and format

by: Steve Henley

Junior Hurricanes to Host NHL Youth Cup!!!


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.

by: Dan Hollis

Buzz Culotta and Jr. Hurricanes Scholar Athlete Award Winners


 

On Monday, March 27th the Coach Buzz Culotta and Junior Hurricanes Scholar Athlete Awards were presented to the winners at the Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings game. The award summaries and winners are detailed below. Congradulations to Daniel Jones, Hayden Dumaw and Hannah Williams!!!
 

Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award

Buzz Culotta, who died much too early at the age of 49 in 2014, coached in the Junior Hurricanes program for eight years. He had an unsurpassed passion for the game and devotion to his players. But, he also had a passion for education and always encouraged his players to pursue academic excellence just as they had pursued excellence on the ice. This award is given by Buzz's family and friends in his honor. 

Award Amount:  $3,000

Junior Hurricanes Players Eligible for Award:  High school juniors and seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient shall be the player who over the course of the year has most strongly demonstrated:  a superior record in his or her academics; the core values of the Junior Hurricanes in his or her hockey play—namely, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, and respect; and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each winner will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees or books) and/or his or her hockey development (e.g., hockey camp fees, personal hockey instruction, RYHA fees).

  • This year’s winner is Daniel Jones. Daniel plays for the Junior Hurricanes 18U AA team and is junior at Ravenscroft Upper School in Raleigh, NC. Daniel is carrying a weighted 4.2 GPA and he is enrolled in several Honors and AP Courses and is an active volunteer with several community programs. Congratulations to Daniel Jones. Presenting the award is Laura Culotta, James Gates and Dan Hollis, President of the Junior Hurricanes.

 

Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award – Male and Female Award

Award Amount:  $2,500

Junior Hurricanes Players Eligible for Award:  High school juniors and seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient shall be the player who over the course of the year has most strongly demonstrated:  a superior record in his or her academics; the core values of Junior Hurricanes in his or her hockey play—namely, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, and respect; and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each winner will use the award funds use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees or books).

  • This year’s winners are Hayden Dumaw and Hannah Williams
  • Hayden plays for the Junior Hurricanes 16U AA team and is a junior at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC. Hayden is carrying a weighted 4.95 GPA, he is also enrolled in several Honors and AP Courses and is an active volunteer with numerous organizations.
  • Hannah plays for the Junior Hurricanes 16U Girls team and is a sophomore at James Hunt High School in Wilson, NC. Hannah is carrying a weighed 4.3 GPA and she is also enrolled in several Honors and AP Courses and is an active volunteer with the Special Olympics.
  • Congratulations to Hayden Dumaw and Hannah Williams. Presenting the awards is Dan Hollis, President of the Junior Hurricanes and Steve Henley, Executive Director of the Junior Hurricanes.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!!!

 

Pictured from left to right Dan Hollis, Laura Culotta, Daniel Jones and James Gates

 

Pictured from left to right Dan Hollis, Hayden Dumaw and Steve Henley

 

Pictured from left to right Dan Hollis, Hannah Williams and Steve Henley

by: Dan Hollis

Lady Canes Spring/Summer Clinics With Alyssa Gagliardi


Girls Skills Clinic Weekends 

 

Head Instructor -   Alyssa Gagliardi

Cost $100

 

May 6-7 – 3 sessions on ice, off ice conditioning 

This clinic will be designed to help 12U-19U aged girls with advanced hockey experience

May 6 - 3:15pm Polar Icehouse WF (on -ice)

May 6 - 7:30pm Polar Icehouse WF (on ice)

May 7 - 10:30am Polar Icehouse WF (onIce)

 

Jun 3-4 – 3 sessions on ice, off ice conditioning

This clinic will be designed to help 11U and under aged girls with little hockey experience

June 3 - 3:15pm Polar Icehouse WF (on -ice)

June 3 - 7:30pm Polar Icehouse WF (on ice)

June 4 - 10:30am Polar Icehouse WF (onIce)

 

 

Aug 19-20 – 3 sessions on ice, off ice conditioning

This clinic will be designed to help 12U-19U aged girls with advanced hockey experience

Times and Location TBD

 

To register for any of these programs please CLICK HERE and then select the specific program.

 

 

 

by: Steve Henley