The Elbow staff
RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the NHL's newest initiative – Hurricanes Awareness Month – was a great success, both on and off the ice.
The team closed out the month of November with a 7-5-2 record, one of the best months in recent memory for the franchise.
"We have proven to the rest of the league that we still exist," a jubilant Ron Francis said this afternoon. "There's been a great buzz around the city this last month, with tens of fans coming in from out of state to help us celebrate."
"In addition, my media guys say that our highlights were featured on Sportscenter at least once."
And he has reason to be excited. Carolina fans turned up to games in November in droves, with an average attendance of just under 10,000. That's about one thousand more than normal.
It is believed that the NHL is planning on running with the awareness month next season as well.
Thanks to support from readers of The Elbow, a total of four of the official ribbons of Hurricanes Awareness Month were sold. All proceeds will be donated to the franchise.
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