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Fayetteville of SPHL plays football in Storm Surge-like celebration

Marksmen celebrated like Hurricanes on 'Bunch of Jerks Night'

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes' Storm Surge celebrations are inspiring other North Carolina hockey teams to get creative too.

The Fayetteville Marksmen of the Southern Professional Hockey League played football as part of a postgame celebration for their 4-3 win against Roanoke on Saturday.

Tweet from @Marksmen_Hockey: Just like the @Canes, we win therefore we Surge.TOUCHDOWN HAYES!#FearTheFox🦊 #LetsGoCanes #StormSurge pic.twitter.com/SvPtIBOaWV

The team gathered at center ice, just as the Hurricanes would after a win at PNC Arena, for the customary Skol clap. They quickly scattered into a football-type formation, and right wing Brian Bowen, using a glove as a ball, hit defenseman Malcom Hayes for a big pass play.

Hayes slid along the ice across the imaginary goal line as Carolina mascot Stormy the Pig cheered and his teammates mobbed him in jubilation. The remaining fans in the crowd went wild.

Fayetteville's celebration came on Bunch of Jerks night, a celebration of the Hurricanes where the Marksmen donned Carolina-like uniforms and also welcomed Stormy and the Storm Squad cheerleaders.

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