RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes today announced that their fourth-annual Alumni Fantasy Game will take place on Sunday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and seating is general admission on the East side of the arena. Parking and admission are free to the public and fans will have the option of making a contribution at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. Fans donating at least $10 will receive commemorative Alumni Game koozies.
Eleven Hurricanes alumni will participate in the 2015 Alumni Fantasy Game: Rod Brind’Amour, Glen Wesley, Niclas Wallin, Sergei Samsonov, Stu Grimson, Bates Battaglia, Jesse Boulerice, Aaron Ward, Shane Willis, Robert Kron and Steve Rice. Hurricanes assistant coach Steve Smith, a three-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Edmonton Oilers, will also play in the contest. The alumni are joined by individuals who made donations to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation to be a part of the game.
Hurricanes Play-by-Play Announcer John Forslund and Television Analyst Tripp Tracy will call the game on the video board, and Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad will also be a part of the game experience. Hurricanes coaches David Marcoux and Chris Huffine will work the benches for the game, which will be no-hitting, with three running-clock periods and 15-minute intermissions. The off-ice activities will be similar to a Carolina Hurricanes home game with a true, game-day experience from CanesVision and the promotions team. There will be normal intermissions and two TV timeouts per period, all filled with promotions, contests and interviews with Hurricanes alumni. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation will be offering a silent auction during the game.
A Fan Guide for the 2015 Carolina Hurricanes Alumni Game is available at CarolinaHurricanes.com/AlumniGame. Full rosters will be posted there on Saturday.
The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. During the 2013-14 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $582,000 in grant monies to 32 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.