The Carolina Hurricanes have finished off their West Coast trip with games in Seattle against the Kraken and Colorado against an Avalanche and a quick trip to Tampa Bay to play the Lighting. We are going to be talking about weather for the next couple of articles but first let’s talk about the games!
In Seattle the Kraken surprised the Canes 6-4. Seth “Nap Time” Jarvis had two big time goals, while Jesper “Quickie” Fast, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi both had goals
The Canes lost another tough game against the Colorado Avalanche 7-4. Michael Bunting, Brent “Kit-Kat” Burns. Martin Necas and Jaccob Slavin scored goals. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, continued his scoring streak too. That is up to two games!
Just last the point streaks all game to an end as the Hurricanes were shut-out by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Two of the teams the Hurricanes have played in the last week have something to do with the weather? Do you know which ones?
That’s right, the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lighting!
Plus….aren’t Hurricanes part of the weather?? I think so too!
So let’s talk about avalanches and see what we can learn
Do you know what an Avalanche might involve?
The team is in Colorado so, think about something that happens in Colorado a lot.
If you said snow, you would be right!
It snows a lot in Colorado and there are great, big, tall mountains there. And they are rocky. Not very much like the mountains we have here in North Carolina.
The mountains in Colorado are so rocky, they are called…..THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
When it snows on the Rocky Mountains it can snow a lot. Eventually the snow at the top of the mountain gets so heavy, it starts to slide down. Once it starts sliding, it cannot stop.
In fact, it gets faster. So fast that it doesn’t stop until the bottom of the mountain.
Here is a cool little video to help you better understand an avalanche.
From what you learned in that video, do you think there are a lot of avalanches in North Carolina? Or where you live?
The answer is likely no. Only the western part of North Carolina gets very much snow, and the mountains there are not very steep. You need both to have an avalanche.
I bet you are super duper safe from avalanches..at least the snowy kind!
LAST WEELK’S REVIEW
We learned some new words in different languages. Remember the Canes played LOS ANGELES, ANAHEIM, SAN JOSE, and SEATTLE on their West Coast trip. Los Angeles is Spanish for “The Angels” and San Jose translates to “Saint Joseph.” Anaheim has Spanish (the Santa Ana River is there) and German (Heim means Home) so it means “Ana’s home.” Seattle was named for an Indian Chef who lived near where the city is today.
To read last week’s article click HERE
THIS WEEK’S REVIEW
Avalanches are most common in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is in the Rocky Mountains. An avalanche is caused by heavy snow. Once an avalanche starts is is going so fast that it cannot stop.
NEXT WEEK’S PREVIEW.
We have a SPECIAL GUEST joining us for an interview!