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Brain Injury Walk - April 30th
02/11/2016
  Please join the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina...
2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Information
02/05/2016
  2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts The 2016 Boys Prospect...
Squirt Major Providence Tournament
02/05/2016
  Over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the RYHA Squirt...
Jr Hurricane Spring Program Announcements
02/03/2016
The Jr Hurricanes are pleased to announce the upcoming spring events:   Junior...
Former Hurricane Goalie, Halladay, Commits to Merrimack
02/03/2016
RYHA would like to congratulate former Junior Hurricane Logan Halladay...
Tryout Dates Announcement
02/03/2016
The Jr Hurricanes would like to announce 2016-17 tryouts as follows: Tier...
Jr Hurricanes and Culotta Scholarships Now Open for Applications
01/31/2016
  The annual Junior Hurricanes scholar-athlete award and...
NC State Basketball Youth Nights
12/28/2015
  Basketball season is underway and many local Youth Sports teams...
Jr. Canes Looking to Recognize Teams, Players, Coaches & Parents
11/25/2015
The Junior Canes are looking to highlight exceptional teams, athletes,...
YOUTH HOCKEY NIGHTS WITH THE HURRICANES
11/18/2015
  The Carolina Hurricanes are excited to extend a special...
 
Brain Injury Walk - April 30th

 

Please join the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina at our 12th annual Walk & Roll-athon at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on April 30th! Your $25 registration fee covers admission to the event, an event t-shirt, and lunch. Music by the Headless Chickens and DJ Kalonji, lunch by Dickey's BBQ, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. This event is a great way to help shine a light on brain injury, promote a sense of community among participants and supporters, and help support BIANC in their mission: to offer help, hope, and a voice for people with brain injury and their families. This event is dog friendly :)

Please contact BIANC's Business Manager, Jonna Roy at 919-651-3714 or for more information.


by posted 02/11/2016
2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Information

 

2016 CAHA Boys Prospects Tryouts



The 2016 Boys Prospect Tryouts are scheduled for April 15-17, 2016 at the Extreme Ice Center located in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Tryouts are open to all male U.S. citizens born in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. All players must be legal residents of North or South Carolina to participate.

1999, 2000 and 2001 players selected during the Affiliate tryouts will advance to the Southeastern District National Camp Tryout. The Southeastern District National Camp Tryout selects players to attend the USA Hockey National Camps and Festivals held during the summer. Twenty (20) 2002 birth year players, 2 Goalies, 12 Forwards and 6 Defensemen, will be selected from the Affiliate tryout to advance to the Southeastern District 14 Camp held annually during the summer.

2002 Birth Year

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2016. The cost for 2002 birth year boys will be $120.00. Early bird registration will close on March 22, 2016. On March 23, 2016 registration will reopen at cost of $145.00. Registration officially closes April 8, 2016. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

2002 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

1999, 2000, 2001 Birth Years

Early bird registration opens February 1st, 2016. The cost for 1999, 2000, 2001 birth year boys will be $80.00. Early bird registration will close on March 22, 2016. On March 23, 2016 registration will reopen at cost of $105.00. Registration officially closes April 8, 2016. There will be NO WALK UPS!!

1998, 1999, 2000 Early Bird Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Steve McKirdy
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association
Youth Committee Chair
Director of Player Development
704-320-5496


by posted 02/05/2016
Squirt Major Providence Tournament

 

Over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the RYHA Squirt Major team travelled to Providence, RI to play in the Kennedy Memorial Hockey Tournament.  This tournament brings together some great competition from throughout the New England region.  The team was selected to play in the elite or upper division of the tournament, compromising of 12 teams all ranked within the top 105 in the myhockeyrankings.com 2005 division.

 

The tournament started out bright and early on the first day against the Houston Wild, a team that travelled the farthest to attend.  They had a pep in their step and surprised the team and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 6 minutes.  I guess that was the wake up call the team needed, as they scored three unanswered goals in the next 4 minutes and took a 3-2 lead into the second period.  A back and forth second took them to the third at the same score.  After trading goals in the first 6 mins, the Canes put the game away with 3 unanswered goals and nice 7-3 win to start the tournament.

 

Complete Article


by posted 02/05/2016
Jr Hurricane Spring Program Announcements

The Jr Hurricanes are pleased to announce the upcoming spring events:

 

Junior Hurricanes Free PNC Squirt Clinic for Rising 2007 and 2006 Birth Years

The Junior Hurricanes are offering a free Squirt skills clinic for all rising 2007 birth year players 2006 birth year that are interested in playing travel hockey next season and learning more about the Junior Hurricanes Squirt Program offering. The clinic will be held at PNC Arena on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. The session will be run by current Junior Hurricanes coaches that have and will continue to coach at the Squirt level including Andrew Barron, Dave Jones, Colin Muldoon, Steve Stephenson, Rich Shulmistra and David Wright as well as former NHL players and Junior Hurricanes coaches Shane Willis, Jesse Boulerice and Steve Rice. The clinic will provide an example of the coaching philosophy for the squirt age group for skaters and goalies and give parents a chance to see their players on-ice with some of our coaches. The Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy will make an appearance as well.

During the on-ice session Dan Hollis, Shane Willis, Steve Henley and other members of the Junior Hurricanes Board of Directors will be available for a brief presentation on the Junior Hurricanes Program in section 114 overlooking the arena. The clinic is limited to only 2007  and 2006 birth years for both skaters and goalies. Registration is now open and will close on Monday, March 21st. Please register for this free clinic using the link below. Once registrations are complete we will send out more specific information for the event via email. We look forward to seeing you and your players on March 23rd!

To register: Click Here

 

Jr Hurricane Pre-Tryout Squirt Clinics  for Birth Years 2006 and 2007

The Jr Hurricanes will be holding ongoing clinics through March and April to help squirt age players prepare for the upcoming tryouts May 9-15. The clinics will focus on skills development, competition, and team concepts. They are split into two clinics, one in March, the other in April. You may sign up for one or both separately. For convenience, if you sign up for one month, you may attend any 6 sessions over the March and April  time frame.

March Squirt Skills Clinic - Cary (6 sessions)

Tues - March 15, 22, 29 -  7:30-8:30 pm - Cary Icehouse
Thurs -  March 17, 24, 31 -  6:15-7:15 pm - Cary Icehouse

Cost $125

To register: Click Here

 

March Defense Clinic

Mon - March 14, 21, 28 -  7:30-8:30pm - Garner Icehouse
Thurs -  March 16, 23, 30 -  5:30-6:30pm - Garner Icehouse

6 Sessions - Total Cost $125

Player Birth Years 2002 - 2007

Instructor -  Mike Young 

A skills based camp designed specifically for defensemen to prepare for upcoming 2016-17 season tryouts.

 

Battle Camp – March 18-20

Rink-Wake Forest and Times-See Agenda Below

Cost - $140

Friday: arrive early as equipment must be worn for dryland/off ice
6:15-7:00pm Dryland/Off Ice
7:15-8:30pm Ice
 
Saturday: (need street sticks, street ball this day only)
11:15am-12:30pm Ice
12:45-1:30pm lunch/snacks  (students bring own food)
1:45-3:00pm classroom/Video
3:00-4:30pm dryland/Off Ice/Bring street stick and ball
5:00-6:15pm ice
 
Sunday:
11:15-12:30 Ice

 

Instructor -  Mike Young 

A skills based camp designed to teach kids how to use good proper checking technique, and to compete in small areas using body position using both on ice and off ice techniques.

 

To register: Click Here

 

April Squirt Skills Clinic- Cary (6 sessions)

Tues -  April 5, 12, 19 - 7:30-8:30 pm - Cary Icehouse
Thurs - April 7, 14, 21 -  6:15-7:15 pm - Cary Icehouse

Cost - $125

To register: Click Here

 

April Defense Clinic

Mon - April 4, 11, 18 -  7:30-8:30pm - Garner Icehouse
Thurs -  April 6, 13, 20 -  5:30-6:30pm - Garner Icehouse

6 Sessions - Total Cost $125

Player Birth Years 2002 – 2007

Instructor -  Mike Young 

A skills based camp designed specifically for defensemen to prepare for upcoming 2016-17 season tryouts.

 

Battle Camp – April 29-May 1

Rink-Wake Forest and Times-See Agenda Below 

Cost - $140

Friday: arrive early as equipment must be worn for dryland/off ice
6:15-7:00pm Dryland/Off Ice
7:15-8:30pm Ice
 
Saturday: (need street sticks, street ball this day only)
11:15am-12:30pm Ice
12:45-1:30pm lunch/snacks  (students bring own food)
1:45-3:00pm classroom/Video
3:00-4:30pm dryland/Off Ice/Bring street stick and ball
5:00-6:15pm ice
 
Sunday:
11:15-12:30 Ice

 

Instructor -  Mike Young 

A skills based camp designed to teach kids how to use good proper checking technique, and to compete in small areas using body position using both on ice and off ice techniques.

 

To register: Click Here

 



If you have any questions, please contact Jean Rogers at or Steve Henley at executivedirector@juniorhurricanes.org


by posted 02/03/2016
Former Hurricane Goalie, Halladay, Commits to Merrimack

RYHA would like to congratulate former Junior Hurricane Logan Halladay on his commitment to play college hockey at Merrimack College.  Halladay is currently playing for Bloomington in the USHL.  He recorded his first shutout in the league recently and has been in fine form.

 

 

Congratulations!  Halladay has been known for a strong work ethic and commitment to his game and everyone at the RYHA would like to wish him continued success in his USHL career!

 

RYHA Goalie Program

Richard Shulmistra

Steve Stephenson


by posted 02/03/2016
Tryout Dates Announcement

The Jr Hurricanes would like to announce 2016-17 tryouts as follows:

Tier I AAA - PW through U18 - April 8-10

Tier II A and AA - Squirt through U18 - May 9-15

Girls Tier II and Rec - U10 through U19 - May 9-15

 

A registration notice and announcement will be communicated once the current season ends and all 2016-17 details have been finalized.

 

Thank You.


by posted 02/03/2016
Jr Hurricanes and Culotta Scholarships Now Open for Applications

 

The annual Junior Hurricanes scholar-athlete award and the Coach Buzz Culotta scholar-athlete award are now open for applications. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for the awards and our student-athletes can apply for one or both scholarships. Applications and supporting material must be submitted by February 29th and the winners will be recognized at a Carolina Hurricanes game in late March. The criteria for each award is outlined below along with a link to the application.

 

Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award

Award Amount:  $2,500

RYHA Players Eligible for Award:  High school juniors and seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient shall be the player who over the course of the year has most strongly demonstrated:  a superior record in his or her academics; the core values of RYHA in his or her hockey play—namely, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, and respect; and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, schoolbooks).

Application/Selection Process:  Parents or coaches of players, or players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within RYHA that will select the final the winner.  

Applications and supporting documentation are due to RYHA no later than February 29, 2016. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o RYHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661.

Award recipient will be announced in March 2016.

Scholar-Athlete Award Application

 

 

Coach Buzz Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award

 

Buzz Culotta, who died much too early at the age of 49 in 2014, coached in RYHA for eight years. He had an unsurpassed passion for the game and devotion to his players. But, he also had a passion for education and always encouraged his players to pursue academic excellence just as they had pursued excellence on the ice. This award is given by Buzz's family and friends in his honor.

Award Amount:  Minimum of $1,500

RYHA Players Eligible for Award:  High school juniors and seniors.

Award Criteria:  This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient shall be the player who over the course of the year has most strongly demonstrated:  a superior record in his or her academics; the core values of RYHA in his or her hockey play—namely, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, and respect; and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments. 

Use of Award Funds:  Each applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, schoolbooks) and/or his or her hockey development (e.g., hockey camp fees, personal hockey instruction, RYHA fees).

Application/Selection Process:  Players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered.  Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within RYHA, which selects three finalists.  The applications of the finalists are submitted to the sponsors of the award (the family and friends of Buzz Culotta) for their selection of the winner.  

Applications and supporting documentation are due to RYHA no later than February 29, 2016. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Culotta Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o RYHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661.

Award recipient will be announced in March 2016.

Scholar-Athlete Award Application

 


by posted 01/31/2016
NC State Basketball Youth Nights

 

Basketball season is underway and many local Youth Sports teams have already taken advantage of this discount, so I wanted to make sure we got this offer to you again as soon as possible. I have attached the new flyer for Youth Sports participants and families to use for three additional ACC home match-ups at PNC Arena this year!

 

Saturday, January 30 vs #15 MIAMI - upper level starting at $26/seat

Saturday, February 13 vs WAKE FOREST - upper level starting at $26/seat

Saturday, February 20 vs CLEMSON - upper level starting at $26/seat

 

The link is now active for all three basketball games, and tickets can be purchased directly through www.gopack.com/promo using the promotional code "YOUTH" right away! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again for all your help and cooperation, as we truly value the participation from all area Youth Sports groups.

 

GO PACK!!

Promotional Flyer

 


by posted 12/28/2015
Jr. Canes Looking to Recognize Teams, Players, Coaches & Parents

The Junior Canes are looking to highlight exceptional teams, athletes, coaches and parents this season. If you have a team, player, coach or parent that shows exceptional effort or behavior we want to hear about it. Below are guidelines we are looking to highlight.

 

Any current Jr. Hurricanes athlete who is:

  1. Exceeding in school
  2. Engaged in community service or any community involvement
  3. Giving consistent extra effort before or after games or practices
  4. A good sportsman on or off the ice 
  5. Shows great leadership on or off the ice
  6. Exemplifies the Jr. Hurricanes Motto of Purpose, Passion, Play
  7. Shows great teamwork

 

Any current Jr. Hurricanes Team, Coach or Parent who:

  1. Shows signs of exceptional team effort towards good sportsmanship (Team)
  2. Exemplifies team effort towards good sportsmanship (Coach)
  3. Who exemplifies a great attitude towards coaches or players on the team (Parent)
  4. Exemplifies the Jr. Hurricanes Motto of Purpose, Passion, Play (Team or Coach)

 

  • When submitting your athlete, team, parent or coach please be as specific as possible in 250 words or less.
  • Each of these items are not mutually exclusive to each other for award to be given.

 

Please send your nominations to . Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Jr. Hurricanes Marketing Committee and will be posted on the Jr. Hurricanes website throughout the remainder of the season.


by posted 11/25/2015
YOUTH HOCKEY NIGHTS WITH THE HURRICANES

 

The Carolina Hurricanes are excited to extend a special ticket offer to youth hockey teams. Bring your team to one of the games below and take advantage of huge savings!

 

Youth Hockey Nights


Wednesday, November 25th
Monday, December 21st
Friday, January 22nd
Sunday, February 21st
Saturday, March 26th
Thursday, April 7th

 

 

Purchase your tickets online today at www.carolinahurricanes.com/youthhockey and use Promo Code: hockey

 

For more information, contact Christina Monterosso at (919) 861-5434 or


by posted 11/18/2015

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