Sunrise, FL (September 20, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, announced during the team’s pre-season game against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night that the team has made its first round of cuts in preparation for the start of the 2000-01 season. A total of 11 players have been assigned to junior hockey and to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League. After beginning training camp on September 7th with 43 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 34.
Forwards Tomas Kurka and Brett Lysak will return to their respective junior hockey teams, the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
The remaining nine players were assigned to the Hurricanes’ top minor league affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League. These players included goaltender Marc Magliarditi; defensemen Jeremiah McCarthy, Harlan Pratt, Jon Rohloff, and Nikos Tselios; and forwards Reggie Berg, Brian Felsner, Jeff Heerema, and Brent McDonald. The Cyclones open their training camp on September 27.