‘CANES ANNOUNCE PHASE 3 SCHEDULE AND ROSTER
RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the schedule and roster for the team’s participation in Phase 3 of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Return to Play Plan. The team will begin on-ice workouts at PNC Arena on Monday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. All sessions will be closed to the public.
Phase 3 will feature two weeks of on-ice workouts at PNC Arena prior to the team’s departure to the Eastern Conference hub in Toronto on July 26. Phase 3 will conclude with five days of training in Toronto, including one exhibition game. Carolina will open its best-of-five qualifying series against the New York Rangers on Saturday, August 1. Game times and broadcast information will be released at a later date.
The Hurricanes’ Phase 3 roster is attached to this release. Subject to change, practices are scheduled to take place every day between July 13-25, at 10:30 a.m. at PNC Arena.
All media who wish to attend any Phase 3 workouts at PNC Arena must submit their names to Mike Sundheim by Sunday, July 12, at 5 p.m. Per the NHL’s health procedures, if a name is not on the check-in list, that person will not be permitted to enter PNC Arena.
In accordance with the NHL’s Phase 3 media policies, media present at PNC Arena must wear face coverings all times, participate in daily temperature checks prior to entry, remain at least six-feet apart from other media members and Hurricanes staff at all times, and sign a waiver daily attesting to be free of COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, there will be no direct in-person interaction between media members and any Hurricanes players, coaches or support staff. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom. If you would like to receive text and email updates about the timing of post-practice player and coach Zoom calls, please email Mike Sundheim. As a reminder, the team has also been making photography and video available daily on its media resource site, CanesPR.com.
Media seating will be located at the Ledge Lounge on the second floor of PNC Arena. Media members will not be permitted elsewhere inside PNC Arena and will not have access to elevators. Media members must enter through the VIP Entrance, where they will sign-in and undergo a temperature check.
If a media member has a COVID-19 symptom, has had exposure to someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have a temperature, they will not be admitted entry to PNC Arena. Media members who meet any of these criteria will need to follow up with their own physician for care and will require a letter from their physician providing written medical clearance before they will be admitted entry to PNC Arena.