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NHL ACTION DEBUTS IN CAROLINA WITH DUELING EXHIBITION GAMES
Published September 15, 1997
The NHL Hurricanes drew 6,046 fans at the 21,000-seat Greensboro Coliseum Saturday for an exhibition game versus the Islanders, according to Steve Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, who wrote that despite the fact that the Coliseum was "less than a third full," it "didn't look embarrassingly empty" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 9/14). In Greensboro, John Nagy called it "a respectable crowd" (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 9/15). Greensboro Coliseum Events Coordinator Carl Ellison Jr., on the NHL in Greensboro: "We still have some redneck in us, but I think the awareness is growing quite a bit. More people know about hockey than used to" (John Valenti, NEWSDAY, 9/14). HOCKEY NIGHT IN CHARLOTTE: In Charlotte, 7,474 fans attended Saturday's Panthers-Bruins exhibition at Independence Arena (David Neal, MIAMI HERALD, 9/14).