RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will begin voluntary small-group training at PNC Arena on Tuesday, June 30. All sessions will be closed to the public and media.
In compliance with Phase 2 of National Hockey League's (NHL) Return to Play Plan, all players and staff permitted inside PNC Arena will be tested for COVID-19 prior to participation. Hurricanes personnel will follow the health and safety guidelines of Phase 2, in addition to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) guidelines. The Hurricanes are expecting 16 players to participate during Tuesday's voluntary training session. In accordance with Phase 2 guidelines, the team will be divided into two groups.
PNC Arena has undergone extensive cleaning during the NHL's pause, and will proceed with enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts as the Hurricanes progress through the NHL's Return to Play Plan.
The health and safety of the Hurricanes' fans, players and staff remains the team's top priority. The Hurricanes encourage everyone to continue thoroughly washing their hands, follow social distancing protocols, and wear a face covering when in public places.