NHL Youth Cup underway in Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The NHL Youth Cup is taking place right here in the Triangle.

On Monday, the top two teams in each division will play for a championship on NHL ice at PNC Arena.

To have a tournament this big come to our area shows just how far hockey has come in the Tar Heel state.

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The seeds for the hockey excitement were planted in 2006 when the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup.

That moment touched many, including a group of kids who now form one of the best youth hockey teams in the nation.

The Junior Canes ’03 squad is having quite a year and they say the memory of the Stanley Cup run is fueling their desire.

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