RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed its equipment manager Jorge Alves (GEORGE AHLVS) to a professional tryout contract. Alves will serve as Carolina's backup goaltender tonight at Tampa Bay due to goaltender Eddie Lack not feeling well this afternoon. The team also announced that defenseman Justin Faulk has been placed on injured reserve.
Alves, 37, has been one of Carolina's full-time equipment managers since the 2012-13 season, and practices with the team on a regular basis. The Stoughton, MA, native played with North Carolina State University's club hockey team for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, followed by several short stints in the ECHL and Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Alves moved to Raleigh in 2001 following four years of service in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, and has worked with Carolina's equipment staff since the 2003-04 season. He lives in Knightdale, NC, with his wife Amanda and their two children, Madison and Jaxon.