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Youth team, toddler, Lego figures re-enact Hurricanes Thor celebration

'Storm Surge' is catching on around Raleigh as homemade videos go viral

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

'Thor' celebration is taking over

OTT@CAR: Canes fans are embracing 'Thor' celebration

The Hurricanes' "Thor" Storm Surge celebration is taking over the Raleigh area, as junior hockey teams and children have turned to the action

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The pairing between the Carolina Hurricanes and "Stormbreaker" is just too perfect.

The team, which has started a tradition of celebrating home wins with fans in what has come to be known as the "Storm Surge" this season, struck a chord with fans by channelling a scene from "Avengers: Infinity War" back on Jan. 4.

During it, the team made a circle around Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn, who slammed his stick into the ground much like the way Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, does with his axe, Stormbreaker, during the final battle of the outrageously popular superhero movie.

Around Raleigh, it has really caught on.

During the broadcast on Friday, the Thor-style celly was showed being re-enacted by toddlers at home, by youth hockey teams and even by some Lego figures.

Captain Justin Williams shared the video of some young Hurricanes fans imitating the scene on Twitter:

Tweet from @JustinWilliams: Copycats😉 pic.twitter.com/EQaZR9D7l4

Even the announcers got in on the act. And why not? According to Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon the Thor celebration was the "best one yet."

Fans seem to agree.

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