Please Consider Helping this Amazing Junior Hurricane
Erin Madigan is 11 years old and plays hockey for our Junior Hurricanes U12 Girls Team as well as Team Carolina. In addition to school and hockey, she is a busy young woman that volunteers along with her brother and father at Triangle Special Hockey, helps with the Exceptional Baseball League and assists her father with her special needs brother Jace.
About a month ago Erin was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney; a very rare form of cancer. The need to start treatment for this form of cancer was urgent, so Erin started receiving chemotherapy on November 3rd at the Children's Hospital in Greenville, NC. Erin will be in the hospital for 5 or 6 days for each of her chemotherapy treatments, and then she will take two weeks off, and then back to the hospital for another 5 or 6 days for treatment. This cycle will continue for at least 6 months with radiation treatment beginning around Christmas.
Please check out the link below for her entire story! A $500 contribution was recently made on behalf of the Junior Hurricanes to help support Erin and her family. Anything you could do to help Erin's GoFundMe account would be greatly appreciated!
Jack Presenting His Donations to Amy Daniels of the Rex Angel Fund
After reading an article about a young goalie who raised money for the Special Olympics, Jack Shapiro decided to do a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness month taking “per-save” donations. Jack, a goalie on the Squirt AA Major Elite team, asked family and friends to make a donation for every save he made in the month of October. Last week, Jack handed over $300 to the Rex Angel Fund. The money will go to great use for those in need in the Raleigh area. The donation was given in Kristen Veilleux's name. Jack's teammate, Zack is Kristen's and Coach Anthony Veilleux’s son. Kristen was diagnosed with breast cancer as the season was beginning. She is fighting hard, doing great and is an inspiration to everyone around her.
Additional donations can be made to the Rex Angel Fund. You can mention Jack's Fundraiser and donate in Kristen's name.
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:
Exceeding in school
Engaged in community service or any community involvement
Giving consistent extra effort before or after games or practices
A good sportsman on or off the ice
Shows great leadership on or off the ice
Exemplifies the Jr. Hurricanes Motto of Purpose, Passion, Play
Shows great teamwork
Any current Jr. Hurricanes Team, Coach or Parent who:
Shows signs of exceptional team effort towards good sportsmanship (Team)
Exemplifies team effort towards good sportsmanship (Coach)
Who exemplifies a great attitude towards coaches or players on the team (Parent)
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.
Last basketball season, we saw a lot of success from Youth Sports taking advantage of this discount, and we wanted to make sure we got this offer to you again as soon as possible. Please see the attached flyer for Youth Sports participants and families to use for three exciting home match-ups at PNC Arena this year, including an opportunity for lower level seating during a Winter Break game!
The link is now active for all three basketball games, and tickets can be purchased directly through www.gopack.com/promousing the promotional code "YOUTH" right away! Keep in mind, there are also limited seats remaining for the Nov 21 Syracuse football game at Carter-Finley Stadium available through this link.
Girls Player Development Program Now Open for Registration
Girls Player Development Program
The Junior Hurricanes are proud to announce the 2015 Girls Player Development Program. This program is open to all girls regardless of association affiliation and are designed to focus on power skating, puck control, shooting, and small games over the course of the season. The sessions will be designed with all ages and abilities in mind so all girls regardless of age or skill will be challenged.
Girls who wish to try the goalie position are welcome to use these sessions as well for goalie training in goalie gear.
Open to Birth Years 1996-2007
When: Every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. from September 10, 2015 - February 25, 2016 (no session on Thanksgiving)
The Junior Hurricanes are committed to growing the goaltending position in the area and are once again offering a free goalie clinic for the 2015-2016 season. Goaltending is about more than just making saves. During this clinic we will work on the basics of skating, lateral movement, save selection, and rebound control. In addition to these fundamentals, we will be working on game situations (1v1, 2v1, 3v2), pass-outs, walk-outs, post coverage and breakaways. We'll talk about managing our zone, the importance of communication with our defensemen, and throw in some stick handling, passing and shooting as well. These sessions are perfect for the player who wants to try out the goalie position or for the House level player that would like to get an extra night on the ice.
Goalies Only Clinic - Birth Years 2002-2010
September 21 through February 22 at Raleigh Iceplex
September through December - Every other Monday 6:45 p.m. as per dates below
January through February - Every Monday 5:30 p.m. as per dates below
There will be No Charge for this Goalie Clinic and these sessions are open for goalies with and without experience.
Steve Stephenson Instructing
9/21/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
10/5/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
10/19/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
11/2/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
11/16/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
11/30/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
12/14/2015 6:45 PM 7:45 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
1/4/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
1/11/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
1/18/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
1/25/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
2/1/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
2/8/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
2/15/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
2/22/2016 5:30 PM 6:30 PM IcePlex Goalie Training
To register, please follow the steps below:
Highlight the "Registration" button on the horizontal menu on the main page of the website
Click on "RYHA Online Registration"
Scroll down to the " 2015-16 Goalie Clinic " registration
Click on the green "Register" button
The system will guide through the remainder of the registration process.
NOTE: If you are currently rostered on a Junior Hurricanes team, these sessions are geared more towards the house and learn to play level of goalie.