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.

Sens and Habs in town this week

A treat for Canadians in The Triangle: both the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens will be at PNC Arena this week–on January 30 and February 1, respectively. (Games both start at 7pm.)  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.)

Canada-US Breakfast Roundtable

This morning, members of the Canadian Network of North Carolina Leadership Team met with the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Minister of Science as well as  Consul General of Canada in Atlanta Nadia Theodore and Canadian business leaders at the Canada-US Breakfast Roundtable.

Game Report: Flames vs Canes (Jan 14)

The CNNC sports correspondent reports on Sunday’s game, where the Flames were on a roll!

The Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-1. Right now the Flames are going so well, they are rolling to easy victories even without their top scorer Sean Monahan, who was out with the flu. Dougie Hamilton scored twice and Mike Smith made 38 saves extending the Flames winning streak to seven straight games. Matt Stajan and Matthew Tkachuk had a goal each and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists. Calgary controlled the entire game. Scott Darling made 26 saves for Carolina, which has lost four of five. Lee Stempniak scored with 4:31 remaining to avoid a shutout.

”We’re feeling good right now, obviously,” Hamilton said. ”We’re doing the little things consistent and we haven’t really had a terrible stretch of hockey yet.”

”I didn’t think we were engaged in the game, period,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. ”I didn’t think we skated, I didn’t think we had much emotional engagement to the game. I thought we looked lethargic. We were slow.”

Flames captain Mark Giordano received a match penalty early in the third period for an illegal check to the face of Sebastian Aho and was ejected. Peters said he didn’t have an update on Aho’s status after the game.