Fury News

August 11, 2007 - Carolina Fury beats the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5!
Community Relations Manager/Executive Director of Kids 'N Community Foundation, Doug Warf, has been a friend of the Carolina Fury since Jonathan Greeson interned with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2003-2004. The Carolina Fury was brand new and Mr. Warf was willing to help. For example, when the Fury needed boards to play games, Mr. Warf was there to help. He's been seen at many of the exhibition games the last 3 years.

On Saturday night, members of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes front office came to CBA High School for a night not soon to be forgotten. The Hurricanes came prepared with eleven players from different offices. Those who participated were: Group Sales Representative, Dustin Kilpatrick; Box Office Specialist, Johnny Holland; Client Relations Representative, Matt Horton; Senior Premium Services Coordinator, Katrina Ryan; Community Relations Intern, Gwen Coleman; Community Relations Coordinator, Mike King; Executive Assistant to the President and General Manager, Kelly Kirwin; Manager of Promotions and Fan Development, Jon Chase; Director of Media Relations, Mike Sundheim; Director of Team Operations, Brian Tatum. What this team had that other teams in the past haven't had...Hockey sense.

A little nervous, the Fury started slow and allowed 3 goals before finally scoring in the second period. Between the second and third periods, Mr. Warf presented Carolina Fury's Jonathan Greeson with a signed framed photo of Carolina Hurricanes Captain Rod Brind'Amour on behalf of the entire Carolina Hurricanes Organization. The gift was in appreciation of Greeson's efforts to start the North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association. Mr. Warf said that like Brind'Amour, Jonathan has proven what real leadership can bring to a team and a community. "I don't think I could ever feel more honored", says Greeson.

After an inspired break, the Fury took the lead early in the third period at 5-4. But the Hurricanes stormed back and tied the game at 5-5 with 2:23 to go in the period. Coach Vance Greeson called time-out to talk to his team and plan their strategy. The Fury won the ensuing face-off and positioned themselves to score. With just over a minute to play the Fury took the lead 6-5. The Hurricanes won the face-off and got a couple of shots off before Greeson ran the clock out fighting for the ball against the boards. In the end, Shawn Hessee scored four goals and Kenny Carnes scored twice.

The crowd was great and the Fury and the Hurricanes appreciated the enthusiasm from the crowd. The Fury's next game is September 22. Check out the PHOTOS!!!!

Finally, the NCEWHA and the Carolina Fury would like to thank the Carolina Hurricanes, Doug Warf, and staff for all their support. It means more than you know!!

April 15, 2007 - Cranfill Uses Internship To Raise Awareness About Muscular Dystrophy
Elon senior Josh Cranfill hasn’t let muscular dystrophy stop him from combining his love of sports with a successful internship that has paved the way for a job after he graduates next month. Full Story

April 14, 2007 - Exhibition Game
Thank you Boy Scout Troop 258. The Carolina Fury won their third and final exhibition game of the spring tonight at the Charles B. Aycock gym against Troop 258. The game remained scoreless for most of the first period until Shawn Hessee scored his first of 2 goals. Troop 258 got on the board in the 2nd period but couldn't withstand the onslaught of goals from Fury player Jennifer Howell. Howell scored 4 goals. Final score - Carolina Fury 8 Troop 258 4.

Next game August 11, 2007.


January 13, 2007 - First Exhibition Game
Carolina Fury forward Jennifer Howell's friends and family have been doing a lot of talking about beating the Fury in a Hockey game. So, for the Fury's first exhibition game, those friends and family met the Fury at Aycock Gym just to see what would happen.

What happened was one the most exciting exhibition games ever. The away team was first to score and held a one point lead at 4-3 until the last minute of the game. Your Carolina Fury never gave up and scored the tying goal in the last minute of regulation. On to overtime!

The away team never had a chance. With the shift in momentum, the Carolina Fury scored a goal and the win two minutes into overtime. The fans didn't storm the court, but I'm sure they wanted to.

As for Jennifer's friends and family. They're not talking as much for some reason!! Go Fury!! Next game is February 24.


November 6, 2006 - Elon University Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Elon University and Josh Cranfill hosted a wheelchair basketball tournament, where the players were able bodied and they used manual chairs. Most of the teams were made of people from Elon Fraternities and Sororities, and even a group of Professors had a team. Each team had to pay $15 and they got t-shirts and a dinner. The event was called Skillz on Wheelz and Josh and his group organized everything. Josh was the main recruiter and went out and got sponsors from the community. In total the event raised $7,000. Jonathan and Josh went to the class before the event and talked about the NCEWHA and the Carolina Fury to let them really see what their money was going to. Jonathan gave a little speech to all the fans and the teams on the night of the event. A special thanks to Josh and his hard work on this project.


October 4, 2006 - 2007 Exhibition Season Tickets on Sale Now!
We are going to do the exhibition games again this year to go ahead and start raising the money needed to go to the 2008 Powerhockey Cup.

Our first game is in January and all games will be held at Charles B. Aycock High School in Pikeville again. I had thought about moving the games to different locations, but we are going to wait on that until 2008 because I want to sell season tickets this year and Aycock is the only place I can lock in dates that far in advance.

Each ticket book will include tickets to 6 games and will cost $25.00.

That means you are getting one game free. I realize that many of you want to support our organization, but you cannot attend the games. You can still purchase season tickets and have your tickets donated to local kids who may want to experience our game. Also, you can purchase tickets in honor or in memory of a loved one. A lot of charities do that.

For example, my aunt made a donation to the MDA in my name this year and they sent me a card. We will create a card, but it will be placed on the bleachers of each game. At the end of the season, the card will be mailed to you or your loved one. Just check the appropriate box on the Season Ticket Form located on our website (www.powerhockey.com/northcarolina). The 2007 season is:

January 13, 2007 (Powerhockey Cup Medals and pictures will be on display)

February 24, 2007

April 14, 2007

August 11, 2007

September 22, 2007

October 20, 2007



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