FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Sept. 26, 2006
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that 11 players from the team’s training camp have been sent to the Albany River Rats’ training camp. The Albany River Rats are the American Hockey League affiliate and the top farm club for the Hurricanes.
Goaltender Justin Peters, forwards Keith Aucoin, Jesse Boulerice, Patrick Dwyer, Dave Gove, Brad Isbister, Scott Kelman and Shane Willis, and defensemen Tim Conboy, J.D. Forrest and Derrick Walser, will join Albany’s training camp later this week. Twenty-five players remain in Carolina’s training camp, including Frantisek Kaberle and Cory Stillman who are each from off-season surgeries.
The Hurricanes will complete their 2006 exhibition schedule this weekend with a home game against Columbus on Friday night at 7 p.m., and a 1 p.m. Sunday matinee at Washington.
The Carolina Hurricanes will open the 2006-07 season at the RBC Center on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. against the Buffalo Sabres. Individual-game tickets for “Opening Night 2” on Oct. 6 against New Jersey, and all Hurricanes home games in October and November are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.