Monday, August 13, 2007

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!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Next Game August 11th at 7pm

Hey Everyone,

Don't forget about the Carolina Fury Powerhockey Exhibition Game on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Charles B. Aycock High School. The game starts at 7:00 and the doors will open at 6:00. Admission is $5.00 and concessions will be available. Also, we will have our cake silent auction and I do have a limited number of the black Carolina Fury t-shirts available for sale. As always, other merchandise is available on our website.

If you have never been to one of our exhibition games, we play against volunteers who can walk and we put them in manual chairs. These games are great practice for us, but it also gives our opponents a taste of the challenges we face every day. The games are truly a rewarding experience for everyone.

We will be playing against members from the front office staff of the Carolina Hurricanes. This is a huge game for us because it will probably be the toughest challenge that we have faced. These people know hockey, so we won't be able to capitalize off their mistakes.

We will definitely need your support, so we can play our best. The attendance record for our games is 200 spectators (January 2006) and I would like to break that on the 11th. We play better in front of large crowds and it would be even better if you can arrive early, so the team can go ahead and get excited about having a big crowd. We're always nervous about whether or not people will show up. I have always bragged about our fans to the Canes, so we really need a big crowd at this game. You guys have to make us look good!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

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.

Monday, January 22, 2007

First Exhibition Game - January 13, 2007

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.

Elon University Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

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.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Upcoming Game!!

As a reminder, the Carolina Fury will be kicking their exhibition season off January 13, 2007 at 7pm at the gym of Charles B. Aycock High School.

The team will be showing off their medals from the 2006 PowerHockey Cup.

Come out and support your Carolina Fury!!!

For more information.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Knowing A Hero!

"It’s funny how you will find heroes in the unlikeliest of places. I never thought that working an office job I’d use the word “hero” to describe anyone, but I work with a man who’s only in his mid-20’s, and is one of the most heroic men I’ve ever met. He’d never describe himself that way, but most people who have met him would."

You can find the rest of this article written by Christine Smith here. Mrs. Smith is an Extension Agent in the department of Family & Consumer Sciences with NC Cooperative Extension, NCSU and has known and worked with Jonathan for many years and wrote this article to be presented in the Goldsboro News Argus.

Keep an eye out for it.

Wednesday, October 04, 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

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