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Canes wives team up to share wins, losses

Posted May 26, 2009

— The wives of the Carolina Hurricanes have formed a team of their own. While their husbands battle it out on the ice, these ladies worry and cheer with each other.

“Somebody says ‘I'm in. It's my house,’ and then we all just go there," Brijet Whitney, wife of forward Ray, said.

The wives bring the kids and perch in front of the TV.

Angela Corvo, wife of defenseman Joe, said the life of a hockey wife has much less travel than many fans imagine.

“People have this idea that we're on the team plane flying to every city and we never have a problem in the world,” she said.

In fact, the wives do very little traveling with their husbands. Many have children and responsibilities they can't leave. So they spend time with each other.

“Having no husband, kind of being a single mom and leaving all your friends back home, it's nice to have friends,” Becky Bayda, wife of left wing Ryan, said.

Like the players, this team has special rituals.

If they're winning, you wear the same jeans, the same shoes, the same shirt,” Cody Ward, wife of goalie Cam, said.

Katie Eaves, wife of forward Patrick, wears a lucky hat. “I keep wearing it every game. And I hate it,” she laughed.

In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, her good luck charm worked. Patrick Eaves scored one of the Canes 4 goals.

The sisterhood of wives meant a lot for Emily Cole when they watched her husband Erik get hurt in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh series.

“We all have had somebody hurt, or at least seen another person hurt, and so it's just comforting to have people go through what you do and just be there for you,” she said.

The wives also appreciate the support they feel from the community for the Canes.

“You'll never hear another building that cheers as loud as our building does,” Emily Cole bragged.

“I love this time of year,” Brijet Whitney said. “When you're driving down the street or going to the grocery store and everyone's got their flags waving and sometimes they'll honk and wave.”

When the team plays at home, the women tailgate and cheer the team to victory at the RBC Center. In their spare time, they organize the Casino Night which raises money for the Canes' Kids N Community Foundation.

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  • Metalgirl May 27, 12:17 a.m.

    We so appreciate what you and your families do to entertain us Hurricane fans!! We love you all & your support for our character players, coaches, and staff and look forward to next year. Enjoy the summer and everyone please get healthy!!!

    STH in Cary

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NYK 97
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NOP 99
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MIL 108
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CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
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STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
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QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
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SFLA 69
SHU 89
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RICH 65
SALA 54
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CAN 60
USB 59
 
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DEL 62
TEMPL 82
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WCU 56
WRST 69
 
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VERM 56
YALE 57
 
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SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
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RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
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LATU 79
NICST 54
 
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CHAR 75
APP 65
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MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
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BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
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PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
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JST 66
SMISS 46
 
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SD 55
MNTST 53
 
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UAB 70
LSU 79
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EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
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CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
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ORST 90
DEP 59
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PAC 69
NEV 65
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USF 77
PORST 40
 
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WALLA 39
 
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