Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team will hold its annual prospect conditioning camp from Aug. 14-19 in Raleigh. Hurricanes Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach Peter Friesen will run the camp for the 12 prospects, teaching the players proper conditioning techniques to help them prepare for careers in professional hockey.
In addition to physical training techniques and testing, the players at the camp will have seminars covering other areas including motivational techniques, media training and proper eating habits, which includes a trip to the grocery store with a nutritionist. On-ice sessions will take place at the RecZone at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Thursday, Aug. 16 and at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Carolina Hurricanes open their preseason schedule on Sunday, Sept. 16 against the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m. The game is free to all fans as part of the annual Caniac Carnival. The Hurricanes begin their 10th Anniversary regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the RBC Center against the Montreal Canadiens. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.