RALEIGH, NC— Paul Strand, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the schedule of events to take place at the RBC Center during the weekend of February 13-15 as the Hurricanes team up with USA Hockey to celebrate the second annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok.
Hockey Weekend Across America is a three-day nationwide celebration of the sport of hockey. Each of the three days associated with Hockey Weekend Across America has a theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey on Friday, Bring a Friend to the Rink on Saturday and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes on Sunday. This year, the Hurricanes will take part in the celebration by hosting a series of games for area hockey players at the RBC Center throughout the weekend.
On Friday Feb. 13, themed “Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey,” the Carolina Hurricanes and Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey are encouraging students and teachers in local schools to show their hockey spirit by wearing their favorite youth or professional hockey jersey to school. Friday night, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the RBC Center and the Carolina Hurricanes will host an amateur hockey tripleheader that includes a Cat5 Canes special hockey team scrimmage, a local under-10 girls’ exhibition game and a game from the Women’s Winter Warm-Up Tournament featuring the North Carolina Trailblazers. Friday night’s games are free and open to the public. Fans may park in the East parking lot and enter through the East entrance of the RBC Center.
Hockey Weekend Across America continues on Saturday, Feb. 14, as the NHL sponsors “Bring a Friend to the Rink Day.” On Saturday morning, the RBC Center and the Carolina Hurricanes will host two more amateur hockey games prior to the Hurricanes’ match-up with the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m. The first game, presented by Canes Youth and Amateur Hockey (CYAH), will be a youth exhibition between the Raleigh Storm Squirt A and the Squirt AA Jr. Hurricanes at the RBC Center, with face-off set for 8:00 a.m. In the second game, scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., the Squirt AA Junior Hurricanes will take on Team Maryland. Saturday’s amateur games are not open to the general public, but fans are encouraged to bring a friend to the rink for Saturday evening’s Hurricanes game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Throughout the weekend, fans will have a chance to win one of 45 Reebok EDGE authentic National Hockey League jerseys during Hockey Weekend Across America's Great Jersey Giveaway at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.