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Announcing TYHNC's New Mascot, Logo, and Colors!

Hogs 2019-20 Home Jersey

Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Home Jersey

Hogs 2019-20 Away Jersey

Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Away Jersey

Go Hogs!

TYHNC and the Carolina Hurricanes are proud to announce an exciting, fun change that demonstrates the strength of a great, and growing, partnership between the two organizations.  Effective today, the “Hillsborough Sharks” will become the “Hillsborough Hogs!”   The new mascot and logo will come with a color scheme and uniform change that should look very familiar to Canes fans.      

Why the change?  The Hurricanes,  who have always been significant contributors to TYHNC through annual grants and other donations of funds and resources,  approached TYHNC last spring and inquired if we would be interested in “wearing their colors” to further solidify the relationship between the two hockey clubs, as well as “match” the new color scheme of our home rink (i.e., the Sportsplex, which is now decked out in black, red, and white).  The TYHNC board members were honored and grateful for this offer from an NHL franchise.  Both the Canes and TYHNC agreed it was important for us to maintain a unique brand and logo that would set us apart from other youth hockey organizations in the area.  With the decision to look at options, the Canes design department went to work, and the Hogs name and logo was chosen as a tie-in to both the Canes (Stormy, Caroline, Hamilton) as well as a nod to the proud history of the hog within and around the Hillsborough area (local farming, the Hog Days Festival, James Hogg, etc.).  The decision was finalized with the results from a small focus group:  Kids love pigs! 

What’s not changing?  Other than the usual ongoing continuous improvement “tweaks” to make the program better for all members, nothing else about TYHNC is changing.  We are still an independent, USA Hockey sanctioned, non-profit youth hockey organization managed and coached by volunteers, serving the needs of the local youth hockey community. 

The TYHNC Board recognizes change can be difficult.  There was a well-earned, proud history associated with the Sharks brand, and giving that up is tough.  However, when weighing all of the pros and cons of changing, the Board voted unanimously to make the change.   For those with reservations about the change, we ask that you give it some time.  As a side benefit, we’ll now be able to wear our jerseys & apparel to a Canes game without looking like a Philly or San Jose fan! 

What’s next:

  • No action is required at this point from any parent or player. 
  • New jerseys and socks will be included in the 2019-20 registration fees (and yes, all players will get a home (black) and away (white) jersey this season, and all players will get a new pair of socks!). 
  • We’re in the process of updating the website and executing other brand related tasks. 
  • Look for new Hogs apparel, gear, etc. options for players and fans coming soon. 
  • Otherwise, it’s business as usual:  The 2019-20 season overview information for each division, including practice schedules, pricing, etc. will be published shortly.  Registration for the fall season should be up on the website in August.   

Stay tuned for more information and GO HOGS!

THANK You Carolina Hurricanes!

Big thanks to the Carolina Hurricanes for their ongoing support of the TYHNC Sharks!  On Sunday, February 3rd, the Canes presented their annual grant to the Sharks.  Pictured below is Hurricane's Forward Sebastian Aho and TYHNC President Garry Howlett.

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2019 - 2020 Season Information and Registration

Details on the 2019-20 season will be published in late June (Teams offered, practice schedule, pricing, etc.).

Registration will be available in late August or early September.

Practice starts the week of 9/9/19 for all teams except Mites (who will start the week of 9/23).  

Financial Aid

Financial Aid info and form can be found HERE.  

Please contact Kirsten Crapnell, Treasurer, with any questions. 

kirstencrapnell@gmail.com

Carolina Hurricanes summer camps

We love our partnership with the Hurricanes organization. So, we are excited to announce The Carolina Hurricanes Summer Camp programming! There are several options below and, whichever program you choose, we're confident your child will have a great experience. 

July 22-26, Carolina Hurricanes Summer Camp for Players and Goalies

The Hurricanes are proud to provide a fun and safe week of hockey camp at Raleigh Center Ice once again. This week includes both a player camp and goaltender camp. My staff will provide a great learning experience for all levels of hockey players. This camp provides all day teaching Monday-Thursday finishing with our Super Friday game experience. Bill Horn is back to lead an outstanding Goaltending camp for all levels of goalies. Take a look at the link below to learn more and register.

Hurricanes.com/summercamp

July 29-Aug 2, Carolina Hurricanes Summer Camp at Raleigh Center Ice

The Hurricanes are proud to provide a fun and safe week of hockey camp at our very own Sportsplex in Hillsborough. This week is a player only week. My staff will provide a great learning experience for all levels of hockey players. This camp provides all day teaching Monday-Thursday finishing with our Super Friday game experience. Take a look at the link below to learn more and register.

Hurricanes.com/summercamp

Aug 12-16, Carolina Hurricanes Summer Camp at Hillsborough Sportsplex

The Hurricanes are proud to provide a fun and safe week of hockey camp at our very own Sportsplex in Hillsborough. This week is a player only week. My staff will provide a great learning experience for all levels of hockey players. This camp provides all day teaching Monday-Thursday finishing with our Super Friday game experience. Take a look at the link below to learn more and register.

Hurricanes.com/summercamp

Summer Programs Now Open for Registration

Hillsborough Summer Camp Registration is now live. Sign up today! https://www.canesyouthhockey.com/page/show/4065129-summer-hockey-camp

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First Goal (a.k.a. "Learn to Play") registration opens Wednesday morning (5/1/19) at 9:00 am! Here's where you can go to find out more and register: https://learntoplay.nhl.com/hurricanes

TYHNC/SPORTSENGINE APP

Be sure to download the Ngin App that keeps you informed with your team's schedule and updates. Link is provided below.

http://help.sportsengine.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1581021-finding-and-following-teams?b_id=16263

 

Questions or comments?  Need more information?  Send an email to TYHNC