RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Hurricanes Owner/Chief Executive Officer Peter Karmanos Jr., as well as Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis, will be available to the media on Wednesday, July 1, in the PNC Arena fourth floor conference room. Media are welcome to arrive starting at noon (12 p.m.) to watch NHL Network’s airing of Sportsnet’s HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season. Sandwiches and light lunch fare will be served.
Francis will be available at 1:30 p.m., 90 minutes after the free agent signing period opens. Karmanos will be available prior to Francis. Karmanos was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday (news release), and is in Raleigh for previously-scheduled meetings.
There will be no telephone access to Wednesday’s media availabilities for media unable to attend. Fans can watch the availabilities live on CarolinaHurricanes.com, and audio files will be posted to CanesPR.com.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: Due to The Rolling Stones concert scheduled for Wednesday evening at Carter-Finley Stadium, media must access the PNC Arena parking lots via Edwards Mill Rd. Parking staff will direct media to the West VIP lot, nearest to the PNC Arena VIP Entrance. All vehicles must be clear of the West VIP lot by 2:30 p.m.
Please contact Mike Sundheim or Kyle Hanlin with any questions regarding Wednesday’s media availability.