The National Hockey League, as part of its multi-faceted sustainability initiative NHL Green, will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes, the City of Raleigh, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Rock & Wrap It Up! and N.C. State University to help ensure this weekend's festivities will be conducted in an environmentally friendly manner.
Players from the Capital City Crew and the Raleigh Youth Hockey
Association will get to learn from two ice hockey icons Saturday when
Willie O'Ree and Tony McKegney visit for a Hockey Is For Everyone
clinic coordinated by the National Hockey League and the Carolina
The clinic takes place 4-6 p.m. at the Cary Ice House,
which is located at 1410 Buck Jones Road. Only invited players will be
on the ice, but spectators are welcome. Admission will be free.
O'Ree and McKegney
serve as ambassadors for the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone Initiative.
In 1958, O'Ree became the first black player in the NHL, and in 1988,
McKegney became the first black player to score 40 goals in a season.
The Carolina Hurricanes played hard and for the most part played well Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Canes banged and hounded the puck. Ray Whitney scored twice and Cam
Ward twice made spectacular saves to deny the Penguins a goal. Carolina
gamely rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score and force overtime.
But the Hurricanes couldn't finish it off against the Stanley Cup
champions. The Penguins took a 3-2 shootout victory at the RBC Center
on Chris Kunitz' goal.
The Canes fall to the Nashville Predators 4-2 in preseason opener at the RBC Center on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.
First Look: See staff photojournalist Chris Seward's raw edit of 94 images from the preseason hockey game between the Hurricanes and the Nashville ... more
See photos from the 2009 Friesen's 5K Run With the Canes. Photos by staff photojournalist John Rottet.
Canes prospects get a chance to shine as the conditioning camp at the RecZone in Raleigh begins on Tuesday, July, 15, 2009.
See photos of Katherine Fritsch, 10, behind the scenes and on the ice at a Canes game. Photos by staff photojournalist Chris Seward.
Evgeni Malkin's hat trick leads the Penguins to a 7-4 win over the Canes in Game 2 in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 21, 2009.
See a video podcast from Pittsburgh by Canes beat writer Chip Alexander. Video by staff photojournalist Chris Seward.