Hurricanes' Ward, Brind'Amour ride for charity
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour found themselves away from the ice and on stationary bicycles to participate in the fifth annual Raleigh Orthopaedic 24-Hour Bike Challenge this past weekend.
Ward served as a guest rider while Brind'Amour competed for the Cyclin' Canes in the event, which was comprised of various teams taking shifts for a 24-hour period. Collectively, the teams traveled 3,258.21 miles and raised over $10,000 for Kids 'N Community Foundation, which provides support to local non-profit organizations focusing on health and education of underserved youth in Raleigh, N.C.
"With something like this, there's not much of a strategy - you're just trying to get through it," the 44-year-old Brind'Amour told the team's website. "I've got my daughter (Briley) helping me now, and it's about getting involved."
The Hurricanes hope the extra work on the bikes can help with their cycling in the offensive end on the ice. Carolina (30-41-11) finished last season with just 183 goals, which was fourth-worst in the league.