by: Dan Hollis

D1 Off Ice Player Development Program


We have had a wonderful first half of the hockey off ice strength and conditioning program and want to send a reminder that it is not too late to enroll to get back in gear for the upcoming hockey season. 

The goal of this program is to work with these hockey players to reinforce the most effective and efficient movement patterns through weight training and speed, agility, and quickness drills in an environment where the distraction and competition can be controlled to best improve coordination, develop strength, and prevent avoidable injuries. 

The program is composed of 3 training days per week and built upon a progressive curriculum that will continually challenge each athlete individually, regardless of their training experience, to improve athleticism while learning about overall nutrition, wellness, and proper mechanics. 

As a coach I have had the privilege of instructing thousands of training hours with youth athletes. I have developed a true respect and appreciation for hockey players as they have proven to be some of the most committed, driven, and resilient athletes I have worked with. My experience coaching these athletes has allowed me to utilize a training structure that directly targets weakness while building upon their strengths.

As a complement to on-ice training over the summer this program will be an excellent means to develop these athletes in an effort to unlock their full potential. The work they put in over these coming months will in large part determine the success they experience deep into the season.

The remainder of the summer will run on a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night schedule from 7:30-8:45pm through the week of August 12th-15th. Every session will meet at D1 Raleigh, 6330 Mount Herman Road, Raleigh NC 27617. 

We will take care of all enrollment costs and any further setup steps during the first session you attend. The attached flyer for the program highlights all the details, costs, times, dates, and contact information for the program.

Please call or text me at 704-771-3076 or email me at with any questions or concerns that you may have. Also, please pass this along to any other players/teammates that may be interested in further training through the summer.

Graham Tuttle CSCS, NASM-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Specialist l D1 Raleigh


by: Jean Rogers

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

Capital City Crew College Scholarship Award Winner

The Capital Crew is proud to announce that Patrick Rosa was recently awarded a Thurgood Marshall College Scholarship through the NHL.

Supported by the Junior Hurricanes for almost a decade, the Capital City Crew has worked with the Boys and Girls Club to help expose kids to the game of hockey.

"I've been with the program for six years now, and I wanna say that was probably like the best decision I've ever made," said Rosa.

For the past three years, Rosa has served as a junior coach, helping kids who were once in his shoes.


Here is a link to the ABC News story that aired in recognition of Patrick's accomplishment:


The Junior Hurricanes congratulate Patrick on his Scholarship!


by: Stephen Henley

Spring/Summer Battle Camps


by: Steve Henley

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

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

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