Brind’Amour tapped for induction into NC Sports Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame today announced that Rod Brind’Amour, a former Carolina Hurricanes player and currently an assistant coach with the team, has been selected for induction into the hall as a part of the 2016 class.  He will be just the second hockey player inducted into the NCSHOF,…

Hurricanes broadcaster Chuck Kaiton named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year

RALEIGH, NC – The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association(NSSA) announced today that Chuck Kaiton, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, was named the 2015 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.  Kaiton will be honored at the organization’s ceremony, which will take place during the NSSA’s Awards Weekend from June…

Justin Faulk named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League announced today that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was named the Third Star of the Week for the week ending December 13th.  Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, and Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers were named the league’s first and second stars respectively. The 23-year old Faulk scored…

Checkers McGinn receives AHL Player of the Week Honors

Coming off a 5 point performance in two of the Charlotte Checkers road victories last week, forward Brock McGinn was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week as announced by the league earlier today. The honor is the first for McGinn, who has 12 points in 12 games this season with Charlotte.  He still ranks…

Checkers sign Bowman to Professional Tryout Contract

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that they have signed forward Drayson Bowman to a professional tryout contract. From 2010-13, Bowman, 26, appeared in 130 games with Charlotte, where he scored 39 goals and earning 39 assists(78 points), to go along with 119 penalty minutes.  Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round, 72nd overall,…

Hurricanes to recall Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte. He has already joined the team in Denver in advance of tomorrow night’s game against…

Early start by Predators dooms Hurricanes in season opener

The Carolina Hurricanes wanted to get their season off to a good start, but the Nashville Predators had some other plans, as their early start in the first period would be the difference maker, as the Predators would defeat the Hurricanes 2-1 last night in the season opener for both teams at Bridgestone Arena in…