Congrats to the Hogs 14U Tournament Team for going undefeated in pool play and bringing home the silver medal at the Congressional Cup tournament in Washington, DC over MLK weekend! Way to go Hogs!
Hogs 14U Congressional Cup Silver Medalist
Hogs at PNC for Mity Mites
15U White vs. 15U Black 10/12/19
15U Black vs. 15U White Faceoff
Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Home Jersey
Hillsborough Hogs 2019-20 Away Jersey
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!
Stay tuned for more information and GO HOGS!
All clear. Schedule is normal.
Key Dates & Information
Practice Schedule (9/9/19 – 3/5/20)
Mites / 8U
Squirts / 10U
PeeWees / 12U
Bantams / 15U
Midgets / 18U
OPTIONAL / INCREMENTAL SELECT TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM
Financial Aid info and form can be found HERE. Applications for the 2019-20 season are due 9/9/19.
Please contact Kirsten Crapnell, Treasurer, with any questions.
Want to start a career officiating hockey games? Interested in earning money from refereeing hockey? Carolina Amateur Hockey Association is looking for players age 14 and up and adults that may have an interest in learning to become a referee. There are still seats available in Level 1 Officiating Seminars – the entry Level for new referees. For new referee information and seminar dates, please visit: https://southeastrefs.org
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