Carolina Hurricanes: 5 NC teams that should host a hockey night

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 01: Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy celebrates on the ice after a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 01: Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy celebrates on the ice after a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 18: Carolina Mudcats mascot skates between periods in a game between the Nashville Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena on March 18, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Carolina defeated Nashville 4 – 2. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 18: Carolina Mudcats mascot skates between periods in a game between the Nashville Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena on March 18, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Carolina defeated Nashville 4 – 2. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Carolina Mudcats

The Carolina Mudcats have been a staple of North Carolina baseball for years. They had success in their original incarnation before the move to Pensacola back in 2012. The current version of the team has had their share of success as well both the Mudcats and Kinston Indians.

The Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Mudcats have history.  They hosted a “Cats ‘n Canes” night before at Five County Stadium so it’s not out of the realm of possibility for it to happen again. It would be nice to see these two storied North Carolina franchises get together for a night of baseball and hockey once again.

Appearances by the Storm Squad, Stormy and Canes players would be an absolute delight to see. Plus, how cool would it be if they were to get head coach Rod Brind’Amour to throw out the first pitch?

How about soccer? That’s another growing sport in Carolina: