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Francis among Canes' new investors

The Carolina Hurricanes have added more investor partners, and the group includes Ron Francis, a man whose jersey number was retired by the franchise and whose plaque is in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Francis played for the Hurricanes, and has served as assistant general manager and associate head coach. He's now vice president of hockey operations.

Three of the new partners announced Wednesday by Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. were Playmakers Management, LLC (Francis); Greengarden DRC, LLC (Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry); and Ron de Lange. The other two investment partners chose to keep their partnerships private.

NHL icons O'Ree and McKegney will help conduct Raleigh youth hockey clinic

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.

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