- The Hurricanes are in the market for a top-six forward amid scoring woes. [TSN (video)]
- Looking for something to do next weekend? The Team USA Sled Hockey team will visit and practice with the Hurricanes sled hockey team on December 15th. The practice will take place from 9:30-10:30 at the Ice Plex in Raleigh.
- The Charlotte Checkers will host their first ever Polar Plunge.
The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they will be hosting Charlotte’s first ever Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 19, to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.
All those who register to take the plunge into a frigid outdoor pool outside of Bojangles’ Coliseum or make a qualifying donation to SONC will receive a free ticket to that night’s Checkers home game against the Toronto Marlies. Additional incentives, including Checkers hats, unique pregame experiences and in-game recognition, are available to top individual fundraisers.
The day’s festivities begin with on-site registrations and check ins at 11:30 a.m. and the Parade of Plungers at 12:30 p.m. before plunging begins at 1. Doors to Bojangles’ Coliseum open at 4:30 p.m. leading up to the 6 p.m. Checkers game.
The cost to register for the Polar Plunge is $75 and comes with a commemorative t-shirt in addition to a game ticket. Those “Too Chicken to Plunge” can receive VIP access to the plunge spectator viewing deck and a game ticket for $35.
- A local hockey team is making waves in international tournaments. [The Greenville News]
- A look back at how the NHL expanded from 6 teams to 32. [Newsday]
- The Vancouver Canucks see Seattle as a future rival and friend. [USA Today]
- A wild game between the Leafs and Red Wings in William Nylander’s return. [Detroit Free Press]
- The first ever Golden Knight, Reid Duke, has had his NHL debut delayed. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
- The NHL is thriving financially. [CBC]
- An exclusive look at the NHL’s situation room. [Fox Sports]