More than a few people have been asking when they can start buying single game tickets. The Hurricanes just sent out a press release announcing that they will be on sale in conjunction with the Caniac Carnival, on Sepember 21st. You may buy tickets for games in the first two months of the season which include the contest against Detroit as well as Erik Cole's homecoming game against Edmonton. Here's a bit more information from the presser-
Tickets for Carolina’s home games after November will go on sale the first business day of the previous month: Nov. 1 for December games, Dec. 1 for January games, Jan. 2 for February games. On Feb. 2, tickets for the remaining games in March and April will be available. Individual-game tickets for Hurricanes games can be purchased at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.
Tickets for the three home pre-season games will go on sale September 8th. Good luck!
Just when I called the New York Islanders the most creative franchise in the NHL, the Hurricanes sales staff had to go to the drawing board and come up with something original of their own. Today they announced a new "early bird" program for group ticket sales. It seems that for every ticket your group buys for a particular game, you get two free tickets for another designated game in the future. They are calling the idea, "Three games for the price of one". You need to purchase a minimum of 20 tickets for the first game in order to qualify.
They are throwing in an autographed stick and other benefits to boot.
For more info, check out this link.
I also want to let readers know about a cool new blog up on WRAL.com. Remember Matt Gellatly, the first Raleigh native to be drafted in the OHL? The 17 year-old is now in Saginaw attending try-outs and WRAL had the foresight to ask him to blog for them. We all know how tough it is for players to update a blog regularly because I doubt they realize how much time it takes, but we wish Matt the best of luck and will be watching for updates.