In the midst of the fast and furious opening week, I posted a short site preview that briefly introduced the writing team and a few new coverage initiatives for the 2016-17 season. If you missed that introduction in the middle of everything swirling around during opening week, you can find it HERE.

On a quieter day when this article will not immediately be posted over 2-3 times with season previews, DCoJ, game recaps, etc., I wanted to take a minute to recognize the people behind Canes and Coffee for the incredible work that they do to provide local, independent Hurricanes coverage.


Oak City Tech – Canes and Coffee web site

Canes and Coffee would not exist without the generous work of Oak City Tech. Rob Sherwood and Drago Bratic have gone above and beyond in terms of development and support of the Canes and Coffee web site. Hopefully everyone noticed their quality work with the site refresh in time for the 2016-17 season. Canes and Coffee is incredibly fortunate to work with a professional web development team that shares a Hurricanes hockey passion. If you are in the market for web development services or know someone who is, please check out Oak City Tech’s web site. If you own or manage a small business web site, Oak City’s Twitter feed is a regular source of SEO, digital marketing, web site and other tips that can help grow your business.


Jamie Kellner – Photography

Another key element of the Canes and Coffee web site is the professional photography that fills the site and adds visual appeal. Since the launch of Canes and Coffee last summer, Jamie Kellner has provided the player and other Hurricanes hockey photography for Canes and Coffee. Except for a handful of photos from elsewhere, the photos that you see on Canes and Coffee are Jamie’s work. I encourage everyone to visit Jamie’s Hurricanes photo library on Smugmug and also to follow Jamie Kellner on Twitter for photo and other Hurricanes updates. You can also find Jamie at Canes Country where she is the Community Manager and Senior Editor.


2016-17 Canes and Coffee writers

Jordan Futrell – Charlotte Checkers coverage

Canes and Coffee is thrilled to have Jordan Futrell back for his second year covering the Charlotte Checkers beat. The insight and in-depth coverage that Jordan provides on future Hurricanes players was a tremendous and appreciated addition to Canes and Coffee in its inaugural 2015-16 season covering Hurricanes hockey. Jordan grew up playing hockey in the Raleigh area and is now local to the Checkers team that he covers which makes him a perfect fit for Canes and Coffee’s local coverage. He is an emerging sports journalist and sophomore at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. For regular Checkers coverage and insight, please follow Jordan Futrell on Twitter.

Andrew Schnittker – Weekly recap and other features

Andrew Schnittker joins the Canes and Coffee writing team for the 2016-17 season. Andrew is writing a ‘Week in Review’ recap to keep Canes fans up to date and will also write an occasional feature article. Andrew grew up locally as a Hurricanes fan and is currently a sophomore at North Carolina State University studying Communications with a concentration in Media. He is a budding sports journalist who also covers the Hurricanes at the Technician. For Hurricanes insight and a heads up on Andrew’s coverage of the Hurricanes and NC State sports at the Technician, please follow Andrew Schnittker on Twitter.

Cory Fogg – Feature articles

Having spent many years writing about many less-than-interesting topics as a professional editor/writer, Cory Fogg comes to Canes and Coffee with a passion for all things Carolina Hurricanes hockey. His enthusiasm will be channeled into providing entertaining and in-depth features on the team and players, as well as occasionally examining the humorous side of Canes Nation. He grew up in Maine with a passion for Black Bear hockey, but moved to NC in 2002, and has been a proud, vocal member of Hurricanes and Wolfpack Nations ever since. To follow his Hurricanes writings and the occasional strange insight into his thoughts, follow Cory Fogg on Twitter.


Please take a minute to reach out on Twitter or via the comment section here to thank the talented group of people who provide Hurricanes hockey coverage at Canes and Coffee.


Go Canes!

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