FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 11, 2005
RALEIGH, NC – Michael Hurley, Director of Broadcast and Corporate Sales for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that FSN South, the team’s cable television partner, will carry nine additional regular-season games during the Hurricanes’ 2005-06 campaign. FSN South was originally slated to carry 55 of the team’s 82 games this season. As always, Hurricanes television play-by-play voice John Forslund, and analyst Tripp Tracy will call the action during the FSN South telecasts.
“The Hurricanes and FSN South wanted to provide an added value for our fans this season,” said Hurley. “We enjoy a very good relationship with FSN South, and having these nine games added is an indication of our strong partnership.”
Of the nine games added to FSN South’s schedule, five take place after the NHL’s Olympic Break in February, typically one of the most exciting times of the NHL season with teams vying for postseason berths and playoff positioning. One road game is among the nine added games, bringing the total number of road games being broadcast by FSN South this season to 39, the most since the Hurricanes relocated to North Carolina prior to the 1997-98 season. The first of the nine additional games to FSN South’s schedule will take place on Nov. 17, when the New York Rangers visit the RBC Center for the front end of a home-and-home set between the teams.
A complete listing of the games added to FSN South’s schedule is below. For an updated listing of the Hurricanes’ 2005-06 television schedule, click click here.
The Carolina Hurricanes finish a two-game road trip tonight at Florida (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) before returning to the RBC Center to face the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday. Individual tickets for all Hurricanes games at the RBC Center in November, December and January can be purchased at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster outlets, by calling 919-834-4000 or via CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes season-ticket packages and mini-season ticket plans, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES.
Additional 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes games on FSN South
Nov. 17vs. NY Rangers * 7 p.m.
Dec. 15vs. Columbus * 7 p.m.
Jan. 4vs. Atlanta * 7 p.m.
Jan. 28 vs. Atlanta * 7 p.m.
March 3vs. Florida * 7 p.m.
March 14 vs. NY Rangers * 7 p.m.
March 21 at Toronto * 7:30 p.m.
March 31 vs. Florida * 7 p.m.
April 3vs. Washington * 7 p.m.