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HURRICANES COMPLETE FIRST ROUND OF CUTS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

TEAM WILL TAKE 40 PLAYERS TO FLORIDA PORTION OF TRAINING CAMP

Goalie Cam Ward, who was returned to his junior team today, practiced with the NHL club on Monday and Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced that the team has made its first round of cuts in preparation for the start of the 2002-2003 season.

Fifteen players have been assigned to the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. Five others were returned to their major junior hockey teams. After beginning training camp on September 15th with 60 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 40.

The players assigned to the Hurricanes’ top minor league affiliate in Lowell were goaltenders Rob Zepp and Daniel Boisclair; defensemen Ed Hill, Greg Kuznik, Sean Curry, Peter Reynolds, Shaun Fisher and Jared Newman; and forwards Anthony Battaglia, Jeff Daw, Marty Johnston, Brett Lysak, Brent McDonald, Laurent Meunier and David Evans. The Lock Monsters open their training camp on September 22.

Cam Ward (goaltender, Red Deer, Western Hockey League), Daniel Manzato (goaltender, Victoriaville, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), Carter Trevisani (defenseman, Ottawa, Ontario Hockey League), Jesse Lane (defenseman, Hull, QMJHL), and Adam Taylor (center, Kootenay, WHL) will return to their respective junior hockey teams.

Carolina left today for a week of training camp at TECO Arena in Estero, Fla., the home of the East Coast Hockey League’s Florida Everblades. The Hurricanes will play four games in Florida, starting with back-to-back games Friday at Sunrise and Saturday at TECO Arena against the Panthers.

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