Bob Gorman is in his 37th year with the franchise as an equipment manager. Gorman first joined the organization’s equipment staff in 1976 and worked with the team until the 1981-82 season, when he left the team to pursue other career interests.
In his time away from the team, Gorman spent one year with Enterprise Radio and 11 years as a sales representative for the Spear-Newman Company. He returned to the club in 1993 and has served in his current capacity since then. During his tenure with the Hurricanes, Gorman has been part of six division championship teams (1999, 2002, 2006, 2021, 2022, 2023), two conference championship teams (2002, 2006) and one Stanley Cup Championship team (2006). He worked his 2,000th regular season game in professional hockey on Dec. 7, 2016. Gorman has also been selected to work two NHL All-Star Games: 2004 in Minnesota and 2011 in Raleigh. He is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers.
In 2002, Gorman, who has been responsible for several successful charitable events in the area benefiting families in need, was recognized by the City of Raleigh’s City Council and Mayor Charles Meeker for Outstanding Community Service. Gorman attended Central Connecticut State University and completed his B.S. in Business from Charter Oak State College, and earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy.
Jorge Alves is in his 12th season as a full-time equipment manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, after serving as assistant equipment manager for seven years.
The Stoughton, Mass., native attended North Carolina State University from 2002-04 after serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1997-01. While at NCSU, Alves was the starting goaltender for the Wolfpack’s club hockey team.
After graduation, he served professional stints in the ECHL with South Carolina, Greenville, Charlotte and Pensacola, and in the SPHL with Asheville. Alves filled in as a practice goalie for the Hurricanes throughout his time as assistant equipment manager, and he made his NHL debut serving as the Hurricanes’ emergency goaltender against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 31, 2016, playing the final 7.6 seconds of the third period.
Nick Roy is in his third season with the Hurricanes as equipment manager.
Roy previously worked for the Charlotte Checkers from 2015-20, serving as the visiting locker room attendant and the equipment assistant before being named assistant equipment manager ahead of the 2019-20 season. He also gained experience as a clubhouse assistant for the Charlotte Knights in 2014. While in those roles, Roy also served as director of baseball operations for Wingate University from 2010-17.
He graduated from Wingate with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a master’s in sport administration.