Inside the Eye: Coach Muller Debuts vs. Panthers

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the division leading Florida Panthers under new coach Kirk Muller at the RBC Center Nov 29.  While they lost 3-1, really 2-1 (a late empty-netter), the team did skate better and hit more, probably to impress the new coach.  Read more

Panthers Beat: NOT the “1” in “1 and 15”

Cary-lina, NC – Saturday, I hope you weren’t rooting for any college teams that I was. They ALL lost. Sunday was better. Read more

Inside the Eye: Shoot Out Loss to Habs

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Montreal Canadiens the night before Thanksgiving and really needed this game in more ways than one.  At the end, they lost 4-3 in a shootout, which is a horrible way a professional sport should determine the outcome of a team game.  Read more

Inside the Eye: Jets Ground Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC –  The Carolina Hurricanes had the Winnipeg Jets in town the day after Thanksgiving for a Southeast Division matchup.  The Canes have 4 of the next 5 games at home and need to win all as they’re against Eastern Conference teams.

The Canes have also played more games than any NHL team this season so a flat-out win is a must.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as they lost 3-1 in a disappointing performance. Read more

Pictorial: State Soccer Final

Photos by Tom Mousseau.

Cary, NC – Earlier this week, we reported that Green Hope won the state soccer championship in a gripping match against Myers Park on Saturday night. Now we have the pictures to prove it.

Great job by Tom Mousseau capturing the drama and passion of the final game.  Read more

Panther’s Beat: Football Weekend in “Carolina”, Panthers Get Ambushed in Second Half

Story by Matt Young.

Cary-lina, NC – My son-in-law is a long-suffering Clemson fan (what fan isn’t “long-suffering”?). It’s birthday time for him and the Tigers were playing the Wolfpack. So we packed up a van with a grill, various pork products, salty snacks, cold beverages from Milwaukee and a handful of grown boys. We headed to the outskirts of Cary (is that really Raleigh?) at a ridiculously early hour for a game starting at 3:30 pm to “tailgate”. Read more

Inside the Eye: Leafs Fall to Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs for a Sunday afternoon game on Nov. 20, 2011 for a must-win game for the Canes after going scoreless in the last 135 minutes.

With so many Carolina-Toronto player connections, it was somewhat of a “hey, watchya been doing lately” meeting. Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Blanked Again

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes had a lot on the line Friday Nov. 18th after the horrible performance in the 0-4 loss to Montreal.

The Buffalo Sabres beefed up over the summer on the blue line.  Brian Boucher had a surprise start in goal and played great.  There’s not much love between the Canes and Sabres in every aspect.

Buffalo fans are…let’s say…a special breed.  Confession: my college roommate, great guy – and very smart, except he’s a Sabres fan. I try to not hold it against him. Read more

Green Hope Captures State Soccer Title

Story from staff reports. File photo from by Tom Mousseau.

Cary, NC – Green Hope varsity soccer captured the state Division 4A title yesterday in a close match against Charlotte Myers Park at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Grounded Again

Story by Bob Fennel for CaryCitizen. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday in a rematch of their 5-1 shellacking in Philly back on Oct. 29, 2011. Once again, the Flyers prevailed, this time by a score of 5-3. Read more