Harry Potter Night
Boy, I hope this happens. Growing up with Harry Potter was incredible. It became a massive part of millions of people lives across the world. The theatrics, illusion and mystery that’s so synonymous with Harry Potter lends itself nicely to a dramatic Carolina Hurricanes theme night.
For starters, could you imagine just how cool a Gryffindor inspired warmup jersey would look? Hopefully, there’s a Caniac out there reading this that knows their way around Adobe Illustrator that can create a mock design, I bet it would be sick.
The great thing about Harry Potter is that it wasn’t just the children that grew up with it, the parents were fully involved too, doubling the reach and spanning generations. Now, kids in their twenties (like me) and the families that attend PNC Arena, will be able to relate and immerse themselves in night.
The music of Harry Potter is another thing that works. Could you imagine that infamous soundtrack being cast over the PA system? It would certainly go some way to creating that magical atmosphere that we’re after. It would be perfect entrance music for the players as they exit the tunnel and start warming up.
Similar to the common tradition of bobble head night, the Carolina Hurricanes could create miniature sticks that have been ‘Potterfied’. By the way, I don’t think that’s a real thing, I’ve just made it up but I’m going to stick with it for now. These sticks could be given out to the first 1000 fans to attend the game. Of course, you know I’m going for a wand vibe with this one.
It would also be great to see Tripp Tracy and John Forslund fully embrace the night and dress in their finest robes for the special occasion. I have an image of the broadcast being sent to Tripp by the ice, where you’ll get first glimpse of the Potteresque scar on his forehead.
Finally, it would only be right to end the evening with a related storm surge. Joined by everyones favourite Potter character, Neville Longbottom. He’ll join the guys on the ice to perform some sort of magical spell that makes the puck float.