Hockey Stuff: Hitting the links with Wes & Stiller

The Carolina Hurricanes formally open training camp at the end of this week, so in celebration of hockey season I’ll be giving an overview over the next few days of what the team will look like, position by position, as the team seeks to rebound from a disappointing 2006-2007 season. You can find those blog entries here, under my “Hockey Stuff” page and ultimately all wrapped up in my first “Behind the Glass” column of the year coming next week.

I spent part of Tuesday at the team’s annual media day golf outing. In addition to Jim Connors of Time-Warner’s News 14 station in Raleigh, my group included alternate captains Glen Wesley and Cory Stillman. As it happened, we played great golf at Brier Creek Country Club and won the tournament, shooting 45 in the modified scramble event (we each hit a drive, then moved to the best shot and played our own ball to the hole from there.) I helped out with eagles on two of the par-5s off great drives by Wes – hitting  a 160-yard 7-iron to about six feet on one hole and a 195-yard 5-iron from the rough to within about three or four feet on another, making both putts for net 2s on the holes.

You can read about the media day event in Mike Sundheim’s excellent blog here:

http://hurricanes.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&id=2412

Sundheim, the team’s media relations director, coordinated the event. If you’re interested in some of what goes on behind the scenes with the team, his blog is a great place to start.

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