Carolina Hurricanes fans were treated to an array of different storm surges in the 2018-19 season. Here’s what could be in store next season.
The storm surges were epic. They brought the entire fanbase together, made the Carolina Hurricanes relevant again and I’m sure gave the players a boost. As the storm surge looks set to return next season, now’s our chance to explore some creative avenues.
Star Wars Night
I have to admit, come Star Wars night this season, I hadn’t seen a single instalment of the film franchise, ever. That has since changed and I’m fully on board with the possibility of a Star Wars related storm surge. This one could be a dandy.
As we all know by now, the Carolina Hurricanes must win in order for there to be a storm surge. Winning on Star Wars night isn’t a must, because it’s a fairly transferable surge, but it would be pretty cool. So let’s start with the win. The Carolina Hurricanes have just beaten the Edmonton Oilers. Time to surge.
After the victory, the players leave the ice leaving Stormy on the ice to lead the skol clap. Upon its completion, the lights go out, leaving PNC Arena in total darkness and the fans in the stands itching to know what’s about to happen.
It starts with the infamous long breaths of Darth Vader. The sound of a readied lightsaber beams across the PA system, while a shaft of red light appears at the bench. Another light, this time green, appears in the opposing bench. This is what I’m going for (SPOILER ALERT!)
Jordan Martinook, complete with Darth Vader mask and Warren Foegele, imitating Yoda square off at centre ice in an epic lightsaber battle. Then, rushing out of the tunnel comes Justin Williams, dressed as Chewbacca to put an end to the fight.
I’m almost a little bit surprised that a Star Wars themed storm surge hasn’t happened yet. I certainly think this would get the crowd going. The only thing that would make it better would be the addition of Harrison Ford as Han Solo!