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Elite Skills Clinics
12/09/2017
Power Skating & Hockey Skills Combined - Birth Years 2003-2008...
Jr Canes PW B Win Hemby Cup Championship
12/05/2017
Another weekend turned to gold for Jr. Hurricanes Peewee B,...
Jr Canes PW A Win Wishbone Classic
11/29/2017
“[I]t ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how...
14U AA Bantam Major Skate with Triangle Special Hockey
11/21/2017
  The 14U AA Bantam Major team took to the ice in the spirit...
PW AAA Minor Wins CCM Chicago Tourney
11/06/2017
The Peewee AAA Minors stormed into the CCM tournament in Chicago...
Junior Hurricanes 18U AA Receive National Championship Rings
08/18/2017
  Thursday was another exciting day for our 18U AA National...
Oilers Draft Skyler Brind'Amour in 2017-18 NHL Draft
06/25/2017
The Junior Hurricanes are thrilled to congratulate, and announce...
 
Elite Skills Clinics

Power Skating & Hockey Skills Combined - Birth Years 2003-2008 - Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam

 

Instructors - Tammie Wilson & Dean Melanson

Dec-Jan Sessions - Dec 14, 21, Jan 4, 11, 18

Power Skating and Hockey Skills Combined
Tammie Wilson - Power Skating
Hockey Skills - Dean Melanson
5 Sessions - Polar Icehouse Wake Forest - 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: $100 for 5 sessions - Registration Link - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:155941
Drop-in rate: $25 per session - (bring check made out to RYHA)

 

Jan-Feb Sessions - Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

Power Skating and Hockey Skills Combined
Tammie Wilson - Power Skating
Hockey Skills - Dean Melanson
5 Sessions - Polar Icehouse Wake Forest - 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: $100 for 5 sessions - Registrations Link -http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:155942
Drop-ins rate: $25 per session - (Bring check made out to RYHA)

 


by posted 12/09/2017
Jr Canes PW B Win Hemby Cup Championship

Another weekend turned to gold for Jr. Hurricanes Peewee B, as they went undefeated to win the six-team Hemby Cup Winter Classic in Charlotte, notching their second tournament championship of the season.

The Killer B’s shot out of the gate Friday, with a convincing 5-1 victory over Atlanta Fire. The nightcap was a tense back and forth affair versus Charlotte Rush 1, eventually resulting in a 2-2 tie. The team lit up the scoreboard to close pool play, with a 12-1 drubbing of Charlotte Rush 2, setting up a semifinal rematch with Rush 1. The Jr. Canes wore down their opponents the second  time around, resulting in a dominant 7-1 win.

The final versus the Carolina Eagles was billed as ‘The Battle of Raleigh’, and the Jr. Canes did not disappoint. The club raced out to a 4-0 lead, and eventually skated away with a 5-2 victory and their second gold medal. For the weekend, the Jr. Canes scored 31 goals, while giving up only 7, behind stellar goalie play from the tandem of Anthony Trantas and Nathan Phinney. Overall points were paced by offensive leaders - Gian Khani, Brady Piscitelli and Donovan Edwards.

The Killer B’s invade Virginia next weekend, for a double header versus the Potomac Patriots, hoping to improve on an impressive 17-7-5 record.


by posted 12/05/2017
Jr Canes PW A Win Wishbone Classic

“[I]t ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” –Rocky Balboa. If there was a lesson learned over Thanksgiving Weekend for the Jr. Canes Peewee A’s, this was it. The boys were certainly pushed hard but they met the challenges they faced and came through with some well-earned gold.

Game 1 against the Carolina Rage AA was a test right from the start. The Rage are a fast skating team through their entire line up and they came ready to fight. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period thanks to a power play tally coming from a hard shot from the point by defenseman Mitchell Anderson. The Jr. Canes picked up the pace and took over in the second with goals from Zach Kodesh, Bryan Rappaport and Cameron Sparks who intercepted a clearing attempt form the Rage goalie and fired a shot into a mostly open net. The Canes held on in the third and earned a 4-2 win.

Game 2 saw the Peewee A’s pitted against the Jr. Canes Peewee “Killer B’s” team. The B’s were coming off a tough loss and looking to right their ship and move up in the standings. The A’s came out strong, jumping to a 2-0 lead after one period. It could have been more but B’s goalie Anthony Trantas put on a show leaving a few of the A boys looking up at the lights wondering what else they had to do to score. The B’s struck once and twice late in the second and then third in the third gave them a lead. Luke Rogers tied it up for the A’s but a late power play goal on a seeing eye shot from Kaiden Kelly sealed the game for the B’s.

The Peewee A’s dug in for game three, which was a “win and you’re in” match against the Polar Artic Bears. It took a little time for the team to find their stride and get in the game but when they did, the goals came in a hurry. Two in the first, four in the second including a “natural hattie” for Sully Swiersz and the Jr. Canes cruised to a 6-2 W.

he Gold Medal Game was a rematch against the Rage AA’s and before the first puck was dropped, you could tell this was going to be a battle. The Jr. Canes came out early waiting for the Rage banging their sticks on the sidewalls. The Rage came out in their camo-covered third jerseys and it was Game On. The Rage were flying all over the ice as soon as the game started. Shots came from every direction and the Rage were rewarded with a 2-0 lead after 1 period. Zach Kodesh brought it to 2-1 in the second but the Rage responded with a potentially devastating breakaway goal and a 3-1 lead about half way through the game. The Jr. Canes decided to take that shot, get up off the floor and fight back. 22 seconds after taking the two-goal lead, Zach Kodesh put one past the Rage goalie to get the game to 3-2 and send a message that there was plenty of time left in this game. The third period started at 3-2 but it only took the Jr. Canes three minutes to capitalize on the momentum they built in the second. Bryan Rappaport tickled the twine for his second goal of the tourney and just 15 seconds later, Patrick Beam fired a sizzling wrister glove side high for a 4-3 lead. The Rage pushed hard to tie it up but the Jr. Canes got into passing lanes, took away opportunities and sealed the come from behind win. Sully Sweirsz was awarded MVP for his complete play throughout the tournament.

 

In all, lessons were learned, medals were won and it was a great weekend for the players, families and friends.


by posted 11/29/2017
14U AA Bantam Major Skate with Triangle Special Hockey

 

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.


by posted 11/21/2017
PW AAA Minor Wins CCM Chicago Tourney

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!


by posted 11/06/2017
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 posted 08/18/2017
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 posted 06/25/2017

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