The Hurricanes' First Goal program is a joint initiative funded by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association in conjunction with the league-wide Learn to Play program. The initiative provides first-time participants* (boys and girls) aged 5-9 with hockey equipment as well as the opportunity to enjoy instructional hockey sessions.
Participants are introduced to the game of hockey by Hurricanes alumni and receive brand-new, Hurricanes-branded equipment, including:
Plus, each participant receives two tickets to a Hurricanes home game (date TBD), a Hurricanes Hockey Kids Club membership and a graduation ceremony and certificate.
The Learn to Play: First Goal program was created to accomplish several things:
*Please Note: The Learn to Play initiative is geared towards kids who have not already played in a house league or higher, or previously been registered to a USA Hockey or Hockey Canada sanctioned minor hockey program. This is an introduction to the great game of hockey for first-time players and a transition program to those leagues.