2018-2019 Season Program Meeting Date


 

The Junior Hurricanes will hold our annual Program Meeting for the 2018-2019 season on Thursday evening, March 15th at PNC Arena from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. During the meeting we plan to discuss the current state of the Junior Hurricanes, the overall program for next season, teams that we plan to offer, our coaches, try-out schedules and our spring and summer camps and clinics. 

For those that cannot attend the meeting in person we will be posting a call in number and Web Link a couple of days prior to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th.

Please note, this is our annual membership meeting and is only open to players and parents that are currently registered in our program. Per the CAHA by-laws, we are not permitted to invite players or parents from other organizations to attend unless their season has already ended.

by: RYHA

JR CANES PEE WEE A'S CAPTURE THEIR THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP


“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” –Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

The Jr. Hurricanes rolled into our Nation’s Capital in high spirits after taking Gold at the Can-Am Challenge in Nashville and fresh off of two wins against a talented NOVA Ice Dogs team. Looking for their third Gold of the season, the Canes were going to have to put everything together to find success with a very challenging bracket.

 

The Canes started off the Congressional Cup with a rematch against Brick, NJ. Brick bested the Jr. Canes 3-1 back in November. Since that time, the Jr. Canes had learned how to play tight checking games against big, physical teams and they needed to use that experience to get a win against a very good club. After a scoreless first, Bryan Rappaport was able to get in close and bang in a goal for a 1-0 lead. The Canes continued to play a solid possession game and were rewarded a second time by Zach Kodesh who scored off a nice feed from Charles Allen. The game remained close and got even closer when Brick was able to score with under three minutes remaining to get the game to 2-1. Brick pulled their goalie late but were not able to find the back of the net and the Canes escaped with a 2-1 win.

 

Game 2 had the Canes up against the Philadelphia Blazers. The Blazers came into the tournament as the highest ranked seed and they brought a big dose of tough, grinding, physical hockey that you’d expect from Philly. The Blazers scored early in the first for a 1-0 lead and then used their size and speed to keep the Canes out of the middle of the ice. The final score never changed and the Canes were shut out for only the second time since October.

 

With the loss to the Blazers, Game 3 was a “must win” scenario for the Canes as they took on the Allegheny Badgers. Allegheny commanded the puck early on and owned the zone for large chunks of time but they were unable to take a lead. The game remained scoreless until more than halfway through the second period until William Bailey was able to find Charles Allen who bested the Badgers netminder and gave the Canes a 1-0 lead. Just over 2 minutes later the Badgers tied the game back up on a breakaway goal. The game remained tied most of the way through the third period until Patrick Beam dished the puck over to Charles Allen who struck for his second goal of the game. The Badgers pulled their goalie late and Zach Kodesh, with a feed from point-machine Charles Allen, scored what turned out to be a crucial empty net goal to give the Canes a 3-1 win.

 

The final game of the round-robin saw the Canes facing the Woodbridge (NJ) Wolfpack. Woodbridge got off to a fast start, jumping to a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game. The Pack had the Canes reeling for the rest of the first and almost half of the second until Charles Allen used his red-hot stick to tie the game up with his 5th point of the tourney. The Wolfpack did not wait long to push back and took a 2-1 lead with 5:41 to go in the second. The Canes stayed with their system and battled for the rest of the second and into the third but had nothing to show for it. Down, 2-1, the Canes needed a goal to advance to the championship and they got one when William Bailey found Cameron Sparks who tied things up 2-2 with 4:13 to go in the game.

 

With a 3-way tie for second place, the second spot in the finals came down to goal differential, which the Canes won by a single goal. The finals were set and a rematch against the big, bad, Blazers from Philly was on. Both teams started on time and it was evident that this was going to be a hard, fast, physical hockey game. The Blazers struck first about midway through the first but Sullivan Swiersz was able to answer a couple minutes later to even the slate. As in the first game, the Blazers were able to use their size and speed to hem in the Canes and took a 2-1 lead late in the second. The Blazers took a nearly 2-1 shot advantage and a lot of confidence into the final frame. The 3rd period belonged to the Canes though, who dared to be great, pressured the puck and slowly but surely tilted the ice. With 6:57 to go in the game, the Big Man, Jonathan Gaca made a gorgeous stretch pass off the boards, banking the puck to a streaking Zach Kodesh who glided in behind the Blazers D and made a nifty post to post move, sliding a backhander past the Blazers netminder. It only took another 30 seconds for the Canes to plunge in the dagger when Cameron Sparks intercepted an attempted breakout pass zipped the puck down to Charles Allen who slid it over to Faris Seconi who settled the puck for a brief second and then fired the game winning goal into the back of the net. The Blazers were not done though and threw everything they had at the Canes an goalie Jack Shapiro, who stopped 25 of 27 shots, in probably his best game of the year. Zach Kodesh added an empty net insurance marker and the Canes had a 4-2 comeback, championship win.

 

The Jr. Canes Pee Wee A team finish the season with a 32-9-7 record and three Championship Banners to raise. The gold medal in the Congressional was the culmination of a fantastic season that saw this team grow and find ways to win tough, close hockey games. Huge thanks are due to coaches Dave Wright, Jr., Dave Rappaport and Pete Kinney who spent countless hours teaching the boys how to play the sport they love the right way.  

by: RYHA

Jr Canes 16U Girls Freedom Cup Champs!!!


JR Canes U16 Girls win Philadelphia Freedom Cup

 

Hatfield, PA- The U16 Girls Canes (20-12-4) keep adding wins and banners to their season! After sweeping the East Coast Eagles last week for the state qualifying tournament, the U16 team packed their bags yet again and traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the U19 Philly Freedom Cup at the Hatfield, PA Arena. The team went undefeated in the tourney with 3 wins, and 2 ties to claim the top seed. The team was lead by their top scorers Assistant Captain Abby Reisinger and Team Captain Ashley Raynor, as Reisinger netted 6 goals and 2 assists while Rayner chipped in 2 goals and 3 assists in 5 games.

The team runs a super high octane attack, and with 4 players missing from the line up, they had to push through pain and fatigue to play 5 games with ONLY 12 skaters. The team also had goals from #43 Jessica Dawe, #21 Hannah Williams and #98 Lauren Tulloch. Outstanding goaltending from veteran Courtney Raynor and rookie Anna Friendshuh, teaming up to share the championship game shutout win! The team finishes the week ranked #25 out of 76 in Tier 2 teams in the nation.​ Districts next!

by: Stephen Henley

Five Hole Sports Weekend Sales


 

Five Hole Sports will be having their Weekend Sales.  The sale begins today at all locations.  The sale will run this weekend as well as next weekend finishing up at the end of the month.

Below are details of the sale.

by: jean rogers

Spring Sq/PW/Bant Pick-Up Registration


The Junior Hurricanes will once again be holding open Pick-Up sessions where players can sign-up and play age appropriate pick-up games. The players will be organized weekly into two teams. There will be supervision to ensure teams are balanced and all players are getting equal ice time. The goal is to have players experience playing with different players each week. There will be minimal rules in order to help create the "Pond Hockey" experience.

 

Squirt Pick-Up - Saturday Mornings - RCI 940-1040 am - Mar 31-May 17 (8 sessions)

Cost - $175

Registration

 

PeeWee Pick-Up - Saturday Mornings -RCI 1050-1150am - Mar 31-May 17 ( 8 sessions)

Cost - $175

Registration

 

Bantam Pick-Up - Wednesday Evenings - Garner - Mar 28-May 9 (8 sessions) - Time TBD

Cost $175

Registration

by: RYHA

Spring PW/Bant/Midget RYHA/Mulkdoon Skill Camp Registration


COLIN MULDOON’S 2018 JR CANES

SPRING PW/BANTAM/MIDGET  CAMP

 

 

PeeWee Skills Camp - 10 Sessions

Instructor - Colin Muldoon

Mar 26, 28, Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, May 7, 9, 14, 16

Mondays (Garner Icehouse - 645-745pm) and Wednesdays (Iceplex - 645-745pm)

Cost - $380 

 

Registration Link

 

 

Bantam Skills Camp - 10 Sessions

 

Instructors - Colin Muldoon, Jeff Daniels

Mar 26, 28, Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, May 7, 9, 14, 16

Mondays (Garner Icehouse - 800-900pm) and Wednesdays (Iceplex - 800-900pm)

Cost - $395

 

Registration Link

 

 

Midget Skills Camp - 10 Sessions

 

Instructors - Colin Muldoon, Jeff Daniels

Mar 27, 29, Apr 3, 5, 10, 12, May 8, 10, 15, 17

Tuesdays (Garner Icehouse - 715-845pm) and Thursdays (Iceplex - 645-815pm)

Cost - $470

 

Registration Link

 

 

Camp Features:

 

 

  1. Combination Puck and Skating Skills
  2. Checking/Body Contact
  3. Shooting
  4. Position Specific Skills
  5. Small Games
  6. High Level Assistant Coaches

 

Sk8colinmuldoon@gmail.com         

919-427-9664

Please call with any questions about the program.

by: RYHA

Spring RYHA/Muldoon Squirt/PW Skills Camp Registration


 

SPRING MITE/SQUIRT CAMP

COLIN MULDOON’S 2018 JR CANES

 

Mite (8U) Skills Camp - 5 Sessions

Instructors - Colin Muldoon, Jesse Boulerice

Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, May 8, 15

Tuesdays - Garner Icehouse - 545-700pm

Cost - $215

 

Registration Link

 

Squirt Skills Camp - 10 Sessions

Instructors - Colin Muldoon, Shane Willis

Mar 26, 28, Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, May 7, 9, 14, 16

Mondays (Garner Icehouse - 530-630pm) and Wednesdays (Iceplex - 530-630pm)

Cost - $380

 

Registration Link

 

Camp Features:

  1. Combination Puck and Skating Skills
  2. Shooting
  3. Position Specific Skills
  4. Small Games
  5. High Level Assistant Coaches

 

Sk8colinmuldoon@gmail.com

919-427-9664

Please call or email with any questions about the program.

 

by: RYHA

Spring Battle Camp Registration


 

May Battle Camp

May 4-6 - Wake Forest - Mike Young Instructor

Friday 6:15 - 7:30
Saturday 3:15 - 4:30
Saturday 6:15 - 7:30
Sunday 10:15 - 11:30

 

Registration

 

June Battle Camp - June 8-10 - Location/Times TBD - Mike Young Instructor

August Battle Camp - August 3-5 - Location/Times TBD - Mike Young Instructor

 

More Info (including registration) for the June and August Battle Camps will be provided as we get closer to the events.

 

 

by: RYHA

Jr Canes Girls 16U State Champs!!!!


RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes would like to congratulate the 16U Jr Hurricanes Girls on a successful weekend by qualifying for the District tournament.

 

The Jr Hurricanes Girls defaeted the Carolina Lady Eagles by scores or 5-2 and 2-0 to win the best of 3 tournament to qualify.

 

Their next stop, along with the 14U Girls will be the District tournament the weekend of March 16-18.

 

Go Junior Hurricanes Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by: RYHA

Jr Canes PW A Can/Am Champs!!


PEE WEE A’S GO 4-0-1 TO WIN THE CAN/AM CHALLENGE CUP IN NASHVILLE

 

 

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry Ford

 

 

It’s been a strong year for the Jr. Hurricanes Peewee A team. The boys came into the weekend with a strong 22-7-4 record and were looking to keep it rolling in Music City.  Success has been built around a 200 foot game with the team averaging 4.45 goals per game while giving up only 2.18. Those numbers were sure to be tested this past weekend with a tough schedule at the Can/Am Challenge Cup at the Ford Ice Center in Nashville, TN.

 

 

The boys got things rolling on Day 1 definitively proving that a Carolina Hurricane is much, much stronger than a Geneva Cyclone. Defense and timely goals ruled the day with the Canes getting goals from Luke Rodgers, Sully Sweirsz, Pat Beam (2) and Zach Kodesh. Charlie Allen was the dish-master for the game, handing out 3 helpers. The Canes also served notice of their stifling defensive game, giving up a single shot on goal in the first period and only 10 on the game as they cruised to a 5-0 win. Goalie Cam Kinney kept his focus, made some timely saves and was awarded with his second goose-egg of the season.

 

The 25-8-1 Hawks from Littleton, Colorado were on tap for Game 2 and the Canes knew this one was going to be a challenge. Defense was the name of the game for this Hawks team, who had only allowed the puck to clear the goal line 47 times on the season. In a gritty, grinding, fast skating hard working game, the Canes were the first to light the lamp. The game was scoreless after 1 until Patrick Beam squeaked one 5-Hole past the Hawks netminder. The game remained tight but the Canes were able to hold on until just about 2 minutes remaining when the Hawks were able to find a player open just below the faceoff dot and a one-timer tied the game up 1-1. The game ended 1-1 with the puck on a Hawks stick and an ensuing breakaway with under 5 seconds on the clock but goalie Jack Shapiro held his ground and the Hawks player did not get a shot off until just after the buzzer sounded.

 

Game 3 was a “must win” for the Canes as they needed to climb the standings and accumulate points. The Applecore AA team from Brewster, NY was waiting sitting in first place and a 2-0 record. Little did Brewster know, the Jr. Canes had a secret weapon on hand. Enter “Dos” the Lucky Unicorn. Patrick Beam’s stick remained red-hot, and he got things going to give the Canes a 1-0 lead in the first. Brewster answered right back and tied things up about 90 seconds later. The game remained 1-1 through the end of two until the Canes found the back of the net in the 3rd on a beautiful scoring play with Sully Sweirsz sliding the puck over to Zach Kodesh for a 2-1 lead. Brewster was not by any means finished and they tied things up 2-2 a few minutes later. The game remained tied and Erica Allen, Dos’ keeper, decided it was time to shake out a little extra luck and turn the Unicorn up on his head. The Canes needed every bit of Unicorn Magic they could find and were awarded a 3-2 lead off the stick of Bryan Rappaport with just 24 seconds to go in the final frame.

 

 

 

 

“We have a Gaca, and they don’t”—John Bell. There is no better line to sum up game 4 than those 7 words. The 20-3-1 New Mexico Warriors were a team that was accustomed to winning games, winning tournaments and scoring goals. The coaches decided to assign big Jonathan Gaca to a shut-down role and the Big Man happily took on the responsibility of keeping the Warriors top skater from doing any damage. The Warriors came out flying and threw a flurry of shots at goalie Jack Shapiro early but Jack was up to the task and stopped everything he saw. The Canes then found their legs and the rout was on. Farris Seconi, Zach Kodesh, Charles Allen (2), Patrick Beam, William Bailey and Cam Sparks all lit the lamp. With Gaca wallpapered on the Warriors top-gun, the rest of the boys followed suit, giving up only 12 shots for the game (2 shots allowed in the last 2 periods). High defensive marks also goes to Cam Sparks who had an all heart and hustle backchecking masterpiece to stop a break-away, pilfer the puck and draw a penalty in the same play. The 7-0 win guaranteed a trip to the finals and a rematch against Littleton.

 

The tourney stat lines between the Hawks and ‘Canes were nearly identical heading into Sunday’s final. Each team was 3-0-1, they had each given up only 3 goals and the Jr. Canes held a 16-15 advantage in goals scored. This one had all the markings for a nail-biter and it sure lived up to it’s potential. The Jr. Canes came out buzzing, matching the physicality and speed of the Hawks and dominating possession. Cam Sparks got it rolling 5:30 into the first and the game then tightened up significantly. The Hawks tied it up 27 seconds into the 2d period and then Bryan Rappaport answered the bell with a hard-working, twisting, diving tally 2 minutes later. The Hawks then turned things up to 11 and dominated the puck for remainder of the 2d and 3rd. Cam Kinney had a few beauty saves, the defense kept the Hawks out of prime scoring spots and the boys held on by a thread to preserve a 2-1 W and their second championship of the season.

 

 

The Jr. Canes (and Dos) have their final home stand against the NOVA Ice Dogs this weekend before heading up to D.C. to wrap up the season at the Congressional Cup where they hope to collect one more banner.

by: Stephen Henley

18U AA Senior Recognition


The Junior Hurricanes were pleased to recognize the graduating seniors on the 18U AA this past weekend (Feb 3/4) in their final home game of the season. The Junior Hurricanes are proud to recognize these players, many of whom started their hockey carreers with RYHA as minimites and mites.

 

Pictured above from left to right:

 

Brighton Boshart, Gavin Brackman, Caden Chipps, Graham Emmitt, Alex Fong (missing), Alex good, Jason Guntow, Colton Henley, Daniel Jones, Gage Rennox, Sean Richichi, Hudson Shaeffer, Ryan Tempke

 

We congratulate our seniors on this great milestone and we wish the team success with the remainder of the season!

 

by: Stephen Henley

Former Jr Hurricanes Coach Randi Griffin - Olympian!!


The Jr Hurricanes are pleased to announce that Randi Griffin, a former Jr Hurricanes Girl's coach and Player Development instructor, will be playing for the Korean Olympic Women's Hockey team in the Feb Olympic's. 

 

Randi, intially started her carreer with RYHA in Mites and Squirts, and later played Divison I women's hockey for Harvard University. Here is her bio from Senior Year:

Senior 2009-2010

Finalist for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award ... Played in all 32 games and boasted a +6 rating ... Led the Crimson with seven power-play goals and had five in ECAC Hockey contests ... Ranked tied for 10th in the country in power-play tallies ... Stood fourth on Harvard with 21 points ... Amassed a career-high in points, goals (11) and assists (10) ... Assisted on goal in win at Colgate (Oct. 30) ... Handed out an assist against No. 2 Clarkson (Nov. 6) ... Had a goal and an assist in win over Quinnipiac (Nov. 15) ... Dished out an assist in victory at Brown (Nov. 21) ... Added an assist in win over Colgate (Jan. 16) ... Assisted on two goals, including the game winner, at Dartmouth (Jan. 29) ... Netted the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining against Providence (Jan. 30) ... Had an assist in Beanpot semifinal victory over Boston College (Feb. 2). ... Scored on the power play in win against Brown (Feb. 5) ... Netted a power-play goal in second straight game against Yale (Feb. 6) ... Assisted on game-winning goal in Beanpot final against Northeastern (Feb. 9) ... Scored the game-winning goal on the power play at Union (Feb. 13) ... Netted a penalty-shot goal for the game-winning tally in victory at St. Lawrence (Feb. 19) ... Recorded her first career hat trick, scoring three straight goals in 3-3 tie at Clarkson (Feb. 20) ... Tabbed ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Feb. 22 ... Netted game-winning goal against Princeton in Game 1 of ECAC Hockey quarterfinals (Feb. 26) ... Assisted on game-winner in Game 2 of ECAC Hockey quarterfinals (Feb. 27) ... Scored on the power play in NCAA quarterfinals against Cornell (March 12).

 

For more on Randi's road to the Olympic's, please click on the links below:

 

Harvard Women's Hockey


Read more here: http://www.macon.com/sports/olympics/article195778409.html#storylink=cpy

NC player ready to skate for historic Korean hockey team at Winter Olympics

 

The Jr Hurricanes wish Randi much success in her Olympic Women's Hockey medal quest!

 


 

by: RYHA

Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete and Coach Buzz Culotta Awards


 

The Junior Hurricanes are proud to announce the continuation of the Scholar-Athlete Awards and the Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award. For 2018 three scholarships in total will be awarded as outlined below. The scholarships are available for any eligible rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating seniors. Complete and qualifying applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Review Committee for the Scholar Athlete Awards and a winner will be chosen by the Committee.

The Committee will also select three finalist for the Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award and the applications of the finalists will be submitted to the sponsors of the award (the family and friends of Buzz Culotta) for their selection of the winner. 

All applications and supporting material need to be received no later than February 28th, 2018. Please direct any questions to Dan Hollis at dan.hollis@juniorhurricanes.org.

  

Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Awards

 

FOR 2018 RYHA WILL OFFER TWO SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS, ONE FOR A FEMALE ATHLETE AND ONE FOR A MALE ATHLETE

Award Amount:  $2,500 each

RYHA Players Eligible for Award: Rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating 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 RYHA 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 applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, and schoolbooks).

Application/Selection Process:  Parents or coaches of players, or players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within RYHA that will select the final the winner.  

Applications and supporting documentation are due to RYHA no later than February 28, 2018. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o RYHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2018.

 

Scholar-Athlete Award Application

 

Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award

 

Buzz Culotta, who died much too early at the age of 49 in 2014, coached in RYHA 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

RYHA Players Eligible for Award:  Rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating 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 RYHA 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 applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, schoolbooks) and/or his or her hockey development (e.g., hockey camp fees, personal hockey instruction, RYHA fees).

Application/Selection Process:  Players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within RYHA, which selects three finalists.  The applications of the finalists are submitted to the sponsors of the award (the family and friends of Buzz Culotta) for their selection of the winner.  

 

Scholar-Athlete Award Application

by: Dan Hollis

Updated - Junior Hurricanes Important Spring Dates


Junior Hurricanes Families:

 

We are pleased to announce the key dates for Championships and Tryouts for this Spring:

 

CAHA Tier II State Championships - March 1-4

SE District Tier I AAA Boys Championships - March 15-18

SE District Girls Tier II Championships - March 15-18

2018-19 Season Program Meeting - March 15  

8U/Squirt PNC Clinic and Information Meeting - March 28

USA Hockey Nationals - April 6-8

Junior Hurricanes Tier I AAA Tryouts - April 12-15

Annual RYHA Golf Tournament/Lobster Bake - April 21

CAHA Boys Development Camp - April 20-22

SE District Girls Develeopment Camp - April 20-22 - Guide Book

SE District Camp - May 11-13

Junior Hurricanes Tier II AA/A/Girls Tryouts - May 17-21

 

by: RYHA

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


 

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!

 

by: Dan Hollis

12U Wins NHL Youth Cup in a Shootout vs. Columbus


 

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!

by: Dan Hollis

Junior Hurricanes 18U AA Receive National Championship Rings


 

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

by: Dan Hollis

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!

 

by: Stephen Henley