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Hurricanes Summerfest Set for July 16-20 at PNC Arena
Prospects Development Camp and Elite Players Camp highlight mid-summer celebration
Tuesday, 05.21.2013 / 2:45 PM / News
By Ken Preston

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will hold Hurricanes Summerfest – a mid-summer celebration of Hurricanes hockey – from July 16-20 at PNC Arena. Hurricanes Summerfest will focus around the team’s Prospects Development Camp and the inaugural Canes Elite Players Camp where participants will receive instruction directly from Head Coach Kirk Muller and his staff of Rod Brind’Amour, Dave Lewis, John MacLean and Greg Stefan.

 

“Hurricanes Summerfest is a chance for the team and fans to enjoy a bit of hockey during the summer and look ahead to the coming season,” said Francis. “It combines the team’s existing summer events with our newly-designed Prospects Development Camp to create a fun-filled celebration of hockey.

 

“As part of Summerfest, we are excited to be able to offer for the first time both an Elite Players Camp and a Power Skating Clinic for exceptional young players, as well as a Coaches’ Clinic for coaches at any level. Kirk Muller and his staff will provide instruction at the Elite Camp and run the Coaches’ Clinic, and their experience and background will make these camps and clinics some of the best in the Southeast.”

 

The team’s Prospects Development Camp will see most or all of the Hurricanes’ 2013 draft class, other previously-drafted players and select invitees descend on Raleigh for a week of training. The camp’s on-ice sessions will be open to the public, and the week will wrap up with a game and skills competition on Saturday at noon as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest celebration. A complete roster and a detailed schedule for the Prospects Development Camp will be released in early July.

 

The inaugural Canes Elite Players Camp will take place in conjunction with the Prospects Development Camp and is open to U-18, U-16 and U-14 AAA and AA players. Participants will use the NHL ice and facilities at PNC Arena, and will receive nearly-identical training and instruction from Hurricanes coaches and staff as do the players at the Prospects Development Camp.

 

Players in the U-12 AAA and AA, U-10 AA and U-8 advanced levels can register for the Canes Power Skating Clinic, to be held from July 17-20 at PNC Arena. For one hour per day, participants will receive power skating instruction from elite skating coach Kim Muir. Muir has an extensive background that includes mentoring players from the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

 

From July 19-20, hockey coaches from all levels can learn directly from Muller and his staff at the inaugural Canes Coaches’ Clinic. Muller will discuss the proper way to devise a practice plan, teach team systems and offer tips on implementing systems, while the team’s assistant coaches will focus on special teams. 

 

Details and registration information for the Canes Elite Players Camp, Canes Power Skating Clinic and the Canes Coaches’ Clinic can be found here.

 

Encompassed in Hurricanes Summerfest will be the team’s annual Select-A-Seat nights, when season-ticket holders choose their seats for the upcoming season. Hurricanes Summerfest will wrap up on Saturday, July 20, with a Summerfest celebration complete with more than 20 inflatables, games and other experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers and autograph opportunities with Prospects Development Camp players.

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Hurricanes Summerfest Celebration

The Summerfest Celebration is set for Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. at PNC Arena. The event will feature the final practice and skills session of Prospects Development Camp, an autograph session with the camp's participants and a State of the Hurricanes discussion hosted by Canes TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund. The Summerfest Celebration will also include over twenty interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours for The Eye team store.

Parking and admission are free to the general public, and the majority of the event will be held inside PNC Arena, as activities will expand across the first level of the building and more!
 
The Summerfest Celebration will be the general public's first chance to view available seat locations for the 2013-14 season, which will kick off in October. Fans will have the opportunity to roam the seating bowls and pick out seats for full season ticket packages and 26-game plans.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 a.m.
PNC ARENA OPENS FOR PATRONS TO RECEIVE A WRIST BAND FOR PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
10:00 a.m.
SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION BEGINS
10:00-11:00 a.m.
PROSPECTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
11:15 a.m.
STATE OF THE HURRICANES: GUESTS AND SPEAKERS TBD, Q&A WITH AUDIENCE (TIME PERMITTING)
12:00-1:00 p.m.
PROSPECTS DEVELOPMENT CAMP SCRIMMAGES/SKILLS COMPETITION
3:00 p.m.
SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION CONCLUDES


 

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really dumb question.  because these guy will not be recognizable by the majority of the fans will they be wearing jersies and a roster will be distributed?

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