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Carolina Hurricanes Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
These specially designed cases are ideal for storing, protecting and displaying your hockey souvenirs. Our Carolina Hurricanes Display Cases are all quality products constructed out of acrylic and are designed to hold mini hockey helmets, that special hockey puck and team hockey jerseys. Each item includes a free engraved Carolina Hurricanes logo.
History Of The Carolina Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes were originally the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA) joining that league in 1971. The team became the Hartford Whalers when they became part of the NHL when the two leagues merged in 1979. While in the WHA, the Whalers made a number of moves in the Boston area and by the time the league merger took place, it was one of the more stable teams in the WHA.
Having a professional hockey team in the smallest American market made it a challenge to draw fans to Hartford. With teams nearby in New York City and Boston, the team struggled to fill the smallest NHL arena, the 15,000 seat Hartford Civic Center. Despite attempts to keep the team in the Hartford area, it was moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997 and was named the Carolina Hurricanes by the team owner Peter Karmanos. More problems plagued the team after the move with issues ranging from difficulty reaching the arena for many fans to many home games not being televised and hockey play-by-play being bumped in favor of college basketball. The team did turn out to produce results and became the league’s biggest surprise following the 2004-2005 NHL lockout setting a franchise record of 112 points which was greater than their previous record set in 1986-1987 when the team was still in Hartford.
The team colors are red, black and white and they are part of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.
A number of great players have skated for the team including Cam Ward (2005-present), Dave Babych (1985-1991), Glen Wesley (1994-2003, 2003-2008), Ron Francis (1981-1991, 1998-2004), Rod Brind’Amour (1999-present) and Eric Staal (2003-present).
When in Hartford, the Whalers won one Avco World Trophy (1972-1973), 2 Conference Championships and 4 Division Championships. The Carolina Hurricanes have won one Stanley Cup (2005-2006), 2 Conference Championships and 3 Division Championships.