The Jr Hurricanes would like to congratulate former Jr Hurricane goaltender Cameron Leonard on being selected to the inaugural U.S. Women's National Team Goaltending Development Camp. Cameron has been selected as one of 18 women to participate in the camp – the ages will range from 16-29 and she will be the youngest goalie in attendance. The program is being created to mirror the Warren Strelow Camp, which is a USA Hockey goalie camp for the top male goalies in the country. Former Jr Hurricane Logan Halladay participated in the Warren Strelow Camp before he went on to represent his country in a tournament in Austria. It is a great opportunity to showcase your talent for future USA Hockey teams. She will be participating with current Team USA goalies Jessie Vetter and Alex Rigsby, along with several D1 college goalies.
The 4 day camp will be held in Blaine, Minnesota later this week. More can be read on the camp here:
Junior Hurricanes Selected to USA Hockey National Camp
The Southeastern District National Camp Tryout was held at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC from May 8 through May 10, 2015. Congratulations to the following Junior Hurricanes on their selection to the 2015 USA Hockey National Camp:
We have opened our 2015 Summer Defense Camp instructed by Mike Young. The registration is now open for Squirt through Bantam players, birth years 2001-2006.
The Defense Camp will run from July 7th through August 6th. The camp will include 10 sessions and be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Garner (Tuesday) & Cary (Thursday) Ice House. This camp is limited to 35 players so do not delay with registering your player.
Tuesdays Garner 7:30 - 8:30 PM - July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4 Thursday Cary 7:45 - 8:45 PM - July - 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6
Congratulations to the many Junior Hurricanes selected in April to at the CAHA Boys Prospect Tryouts. The 2015 Boys Prospect Tryouts were held April 10-12, 2015 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
The 1998, 1999 and 2000 players selected during the affiliate tryouts advanced to the Southeastern District Festival held May 10th. The Southeastern District Festival selects players to attend the USA Hockey National Camps and Festivals held during the summer. Twenty (20) 2001 birth year players, 2 Goalies, 12 Forwards and 6 Defensemen, selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer.
Southeastern District National Camp Tryout Selections
Five Current and Former Junior Hurricanes Selected in USHL Draft
The United States Hockey League (USHL) Tier I Junior hockey league conducted its 2015 draft May 4-5. The Junior Hurricanes are proud to announce that 5 former and current Junior Hurricanes players were selected in the draft:
The Carolina Hurricanes will host two weeks of youth hockey camps in July, with all sessions being held at Raleigh Center Ice, the official practice facility of the Canes. See below for complete camp details!
Please click the below link for further information, details and registration.
Lewis Evans Selected for 2015 Scholar-Athlete Awards
Pictured (left to right): Olivia Culotta, Lewis Evans, Pictured (left to right): Steve Henley, David Wright, Lewis Bonnie Evans, Kim Evans Evans,Bonnie Evans, Kim Evans
This year RYHA and the friends and family of Buzz Culotta introduced two merit-based scholarship opportunities for Junior Hurricanes players.
The Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award honors the memory of former RYHA coach Buzz Culotta who died at the age of 49. Buzz not only had a passion for the great sport of hockey, but also for education. He encouraged his players to pursue academic excellence just as they had pursued excellence on the ice. Award funds may be used for formal education or hockey development.
The Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award is offered to recognize and support players who embody the core values of the Junior Hurricanes including hard work, commitment, passion, teamwork, integrity and respect. The award recognizes excellence both on and off the ice. Award funds are for formal education.
The RYHA Board of Directors and friends and family of Coach Culotta have selected Junior Hurricanes player Lewis Evans as the 2015 Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete and Culotta Scholar-Athlete award winner. Evans will receive $5,000 to continue his pursuit of academic and hockey excellence.
Lewis is a member of our Junior Hurricanes 16U AAA team and junior at Wakefield High School. In addition to his commitment to a rigorous hockey schedule, Lewis works hard to maintain a 4.25 GPA in a challenging schedule of AP and Honors courses at Wakefield. He is also active in school and community service through the school's National Honors Society and Beta Club.
Lewis plans to continue his education and hockey career next year at the Brooks College Preparatory School in Massachusetts.