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HURRICANES TO OPEN 2002 TRAINING CAMP ON SEPT. 12 IN RALEIGH

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

VETERANS TO START OFFICIAL PRACTICES SEPT. 15

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 23, 2002) – The Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2002 Training Camp with rookies and prospects beginning practice on Sept. 12 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. The first official practice for all returning Hurricanes players will take place on Sept. 15 in Raleigh.

Training Camp will shift to TECO Arena in Estero, FL on Sept. 19, and the Hurricanes will open their preseason schedule with a game against the Florida Panthers at National Car Rental Center on Sept. 20. Carolina will host the Panthers at TECO on Sept. 20 and play back-to-back games against the Tampa Bay Lightning before returning to Raleigh for practice at the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Sept. 26.

The Hurricanes will play three preseason games at the Entertainment & Sports Arena: Sept. 27 against Philadelphia, Sept. 28 against Washington and Oct. 2 against Atlanta. All preseason games at the Entertainment & Sports Arena begin at 7 p.m.

Carolina will play nine preseason games, completing its exhibition schedule on Oct. 5 at Atlanta. The Hurricanes open the 2002 NHL regular season against the New York Rangers on Oct. 9 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena.

All fans and media are invited to attend the training camp workouts at the ESA. Fans should enter through the East Entrance and sit in the East Priority Lounge. The practices and scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 14 will be CLOSED due to the N.C. State football game.

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION SITE
Sept. 11 1 - 5 p.m. Physicals and Photos Cary Rex Healthcare
Sept. 12 9 - 10 a.m. Group 1 practice Raleigh ESA
10 - 11 a.m. Group 2 practice Raleigh ESA
3 - 5:30 p.m. Team Scrimmage Raleigh ESA
Sept. 13 9 - 10 a.m. Group 1 practice Raleigh ESA
10 - 11 a.m. Group 2 practice Raleigh ESA
3 - 5:30 p.m. Team Scrimmage Raleigh ESA
Sept. 14 9 - 10 a.m. Group 1 practice Raleigh ESA
10 - 11 a.m. Group 2 practice Raleigh ESA
3 - 5:30 p.m. Team Scrimmage Raleigh ESA
Sept. 15 3 - 5 p.m. Group 3 practice Raleigh ESA
6 p.m. Team Dinner Raleigh ESA
Sept. 16 10 a.m. Group 3 practice Raleigh ESA
1 p.m. Groups 1 and 2 practice Raleigh ESA
Sept. 17 10 a.m. Group 3 practice Raleigh ESA
2:30 p.m. Groups 1 and 2 practice Raleigh ESA
Sept. 18 TBA Team practice Raleigh ESA
Sept. 19 10 a.m. Game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
1 p.m. Non-game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
Sept. 20 10 a.m. Game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
11:30 a.m. Non-game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
7:30 p.m. Game at Florida Sunrise, FL National Car
Rental Center
Sept. 21 11 a.m. Game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
12:30 p.m. Non-game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
7:30 p.m. Game vs. Florida Estero, FL TECO Arena
Sept. 22 11 a.m. Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
1 p.m. Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
Sept. 23 11 a.m. Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
1 p.m. Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
Sept. 24 10 a.m. Game group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
11:30 a.m. Non-game Group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
7:30 p.m. Game vs. Tampa Bay Estero, FL TECO Arena
Sept. 25 10 a.m. Game group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
11:30 a.m. Non-game group practice Estero, FL TECO Arena
7:30 p.m. Game at Tampa Bay Tampa, FL Ice Palace
Sept. 26 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Team pratice Raleigh ESA
Sept. 27 10 a.m. Game group practice Raleigh ESA
11:30 a.m. Non-game Group practice Raleigh ESA
7 p.m. Game vs. Philadelphia Raleigh ESA
Sept. 28 10 a.m. Game group practice Raleigh ESA
11:30 a.m. Non-game Group practice Raleigh ESA
7 p.m. Game vs. Washington Raleigh ESA
Sept. 29 12 - 5 p.m. Caniac Carnival Raleigh ESA
1 - 2 p.m. Team practice Raleigh ESA
Sept. 30 11 a.m. Charity Golf Tournament Raleigh Raleigh C.C.
Oct. 1 10 a.m. - noon Team practice Raleigh ESA
12:30 p.m. We Love the Hurricanes Luncheon Raleigh ESA
Oct. 2 10 - 11 a.m. Team practice Raleigh ESA
7 p.m. Game vs. Atlanta Raleigh ESA
Oct. 3 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Team practice Raleigh ESA
Oct. 4 10 - 11 a.m. Team practice Raleigh ESA
7 p.m. Game at Washington Washington MCI Center
1:15 p.m. Non-game Group practice Raleigh RecZone
5 p.m. Game at Atlanta Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
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