Month: February 2018

Game Report: Canucks vs Canes (Feb 9)

 You will find below the CNNC sports correspondent’s report and pictures of the Canucks recent visit to PNC Arena.
The Canes 3-goal fast start in the first period was all that was needed for an important Canes 4-1 home win. Low scorers Brett Pence (only 14 seconds into the first period) scored his second goal of the season. Phil Di Giuseppe got his first goal in over a year. Sebastian Aho scored his 20th of the season with Justin Williams (10th) rounded out the home teams scoring in the third. The four goals were all at even strength — a rarity for the Canes in the past month. Darling was in the nets and played a solid game.

”There was a little bit of desperation for sure,” Pesce said. ”We’ve had some trouble scoring these past few games. But you have to score to win, and we know where the standings are. Every win is sort of a must.”

”I think everyone found a way to contribute,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. ”All in all, it was a good night.”

Michael Del Zotto scored the only Vancouver goal and Jacob Markstrom stopped 29 shots.

”It’s not Markstrom’s fault tonight,” Vancouver coach Travis Green said. ”We weren’t good enough to win this hockey game, that’s for sure.”

The Canucks came back after the first period with a stronger effort in the second with the goal from Del Zotto and stopping the Canes on a pair of power plays.  Due to injury, Brock Boeser, was a late scratch for Friday’s game eliminating the Canucks’ leading scorer. Boeser is a front runner for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League.” It is named after Frank Calder, the first president of the NHL.

CNNC social media update

The Canadian Network of North Carolina now has its own social media outlets and all CanSouth and CBA-NC accounts will be closed.

We have a new Facebook page, a public profile where we post CNNC news and upcoming events as well as other Canadian content. Canadians and other who like Canada are invited to follow us. If you haven’t transferred over, look for Canadian Network of NC on Facebook.

In the recent member survey, 70% of respondents expressed the desire for a private discussion board. The Canadian Network of NC has thus created a closed moderated Facebook group as an extension of the public Facebook page. It is a place to talk with fellow Canadians living in NC and ask questions about immigration, taxes, US banking, healthcare and personal experiences. This page is restricted to Canadians living in NC and there will be three questions to answer to join. You will be accepted within 24 hours.

We also have a new LinkedIn group, under the name Canadian Network of North Carolina (CNNC). Select the option that says ‘group’ because a business page was inadvertently created and is still available even though it was deleted. Our LinkedIn page is for Canadians living and/or working in North Carolina.

If not on social media, Canadians living in NC can sign up for our mailing list—which is our de facto member list—to keep up with news and networking events. Join the CNNC and our mailing list by sending us an email via the Contact Us page of our website.

You can also receive email notifications each time we post to our blog. Anybody can follow us; simply click the Follow button on and enter your email address.

We’re very grateful that you’ve stuck with us during the merger process. We invite you to join our new outlets if you haven’t already done so and we hope to see you soon at a networking event!

Game Report: Habs vs Canes (Feb 1)

The CNNC sport correspondent attend the other game against a Canadian team last week and forwarded this report.

The Carolina Hurricanes beat Montreal 2-0 behind a strong 27 shot shutout performance from Cam Ward, his 27th shutout of his 13-year career. Ward was chosen the first star of the game. During his long career Ward has beaten the Canadiens on many occasions however never in a shutout until now. His lifetime record of 36 games against the Habs now stands at 20-12-4. It gave the Hurricanes a sweep of the season series.

”It’s crunch time. All you’ve got to do is look at the standings, and we’ve kind of preached that this is our playoffs,” Ward said. ”We’ve got a lot of games here at home, you want to kind of build some momentum, get some fans into the building and reward them with some wins.’’

The Hurricanes goals came off the sticks of Brett Pesce and Brock McGinn. Pesce was the best player on the ice with all the offence the Hurricanes needed with a goal at 2:43 of the second, blasting a slap shot from the point that got past Price. Cary Price made 28 saves for the Canadiens, who have lost three in a row and fell to 2-5-2 in their last nine games.

”You don’t like losing, and it is frustrating, but I think there was an effort there tonight,” coach Claude Julien said. ”But I’d like to see desperation add to that effort, because that’s what we need to turn things around.’’

Some of the Habs worked hard, notably Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Jonathan Drouin and Jakub Jarabek. The game was somewhat physical with Canadiens outhitting the Canes 54-21. Both the Habs and Canes entered the game as two of the league’s leaders in team shots: The Hurricanes rank fourth in the NHL with an average of 34.3 shots, while the Canadiens are two spots behind at 33.8 shots per game.



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Canucks in town on Feb 9

The Vancouver Canucks will facing the Carolina Hurricanes on the ice at PNC Arena on February 9 at 7:30pm. If you haven’t purchased your CNNC discounted tickets, you can do so using Google Chrome:
Promo code: CNNC

(Additional instructions regarding ticket purchase HERE.)

Charlotte Network: Meetup on Feb 10

Canadians Living in Charlotte, NC, are meeting at Amelie’s for coffee on February 10 at 2pm.
Check out their Facebook page and their Meetup group.

(Please contact the organizers of the Canadians Living in Charlotte, NC, with any query related to this event or the group.)


Call for Applications: Canada’s Honorary Consul in Raleigh, NC (deadline extended)

The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta is seeking applications from interested parties in serving Canada as Canada’s Honorary Consul in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The deadline has been extended to February 17, 2018.

View the Call for Applications for details on the position, the role of the Honorary Consul, requirements, skills and assets, selection procedure and application method.  (En français: Appel à candidatures.)


Game Report: Sens vs Canes (Jan 30)

The CNNC sport correspondent and event photographer tag-teamed for the report on Tuesday’s game.

The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1, winning the first game of their eight-game home stand. Hopes to make the playoffs rest heavily on this homestead performance. The big news was the return of Sebastian Aho to the lineup after missing two weeks with a concussion and a knee injury. He didn’t disappoint with a huge goal in the third period to even up the score. 
”I was very excited. I’ve been waiting for this since I got hurt,” Aho said. ”It felt really good to get that goal.’’

Aho’s goal brought the crowd alive, the Hurricanes played stronger and Rask fired a power-play wrist shot from the left faceoff circle past Anderson on the goaltender’s stick side with 11:32 remaining which turned out to be the game winner.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau opened the scoring in the second period and Craig Anderson made 37 saves. Ottawa had other scoring chances hitting three posts (two in the first period). The Sens have now lost six games in a row.
 ”I really think we deserved to get out of this with at least one point,” coach Guy Boucher said. ”I really thought after two periods we had a chance to win this one.”
Tom Dundon, the Canes new majority team owner (66%) was concerned about the low ticket pre-sale status for this game and opened up the lower bowl and club level for fans with tickets in the upper level. Many took advantage of the offer and upgrade. A total of 11,448 attended the game, the higher concentration of fans closer to the ice was a boost for the Canes.