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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Second-annual awards show to be taped Dec. 6 at Davidson College


RALEIGH, NC—The 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes have been nominated for five awards at the second-annual Southern Sports Awards, presented by Edge Marketing and Lincoln Financial Sports. The awards show will be taped on Dec. 6 at Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall in Davidson, NC, near Charlotte.

The Hurricanes were nominated in the following categories:

  • Best Ticket – Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals
  • Performance of the Year – Team
  • Team of the Year – Professional
  • Coach of the Year – Peter Laviolette
  • Performance of the Year – Cam Ward in the NHL Playoffs

Fans are encouraged to vote for the awards online from Oct. 28 to Dec. 4 at

The second annual Southern Sports Awards will premier on Dec. 9 on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and other affiliates across the south. Last year’s inaugural awards show was seen by more than a half million viewers and included award winners and celebrities including Richard Petty, Dean Smith, Bobby Bowden, Burt Reynolds, Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, James Carville, Steve Spurrier, Frank Beemer, Paula Dean and many more.

For more information about the second-annual Southern Sports Awards, please contact Nancy Neil Adcock via email at

The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Saturday, Oct. 28, to take on Tampa Bay in the second game of the teams’ home-and-home set. Individual-game tickets for Saturday’s game, and all Hurricanes home games in October and November are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit

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