RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes will host Raleigh’s Hockey is for Everyone team, the Capital City Crew, for a special event at PNC Arena, sponsored by Lenovo, on Monday, Jan. 12.
The event will include a life skills program of STEM career exploration with Capital City Crew students and Lenovo employee volunteers, followed by an on-ice clinic run by Hurricanes Assistant Coach Rod Brind’Amour and forward Nathan Gerbe. The event is open to the media. Student sessions will start at 5 p.m. and the hockey skills session with Brind’Amour and Gerbe begins at 6 p.m.
The Capital City Crew is in its sixth full season as part of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone program. The roster is made up of 45 kids, ages 8-14, from local Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs. The season consisted of 15 on-ice sessions which includes practices and scrimmages and 15 sessions of the life skills program.
Hockey is for Everyone (HIFE) is the NHL’s official youth development program. HIFE provides support and unique programing to non-profit youth hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering children of all backgrounds opportunities to play hockey. The HIFE initiative leverages the sport of hockey as a catalyst to help children learn essential life skills, education and the core values of hockey: commitment, perseverance, and teamwork. Locally, the program receives support from the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, Wake County Boys & Girls Club, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.