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ECU clinical assistant professor Kevin Youngs and student F.J. Goodwin evaluates players competing for a spot with the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

ECU physical therapy assesses Carolina Hurricanes hockey players during training camp

RALEIGH   (Sept. 26, 2011)   —   As competition intensifies for coveted spots on the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, East Carolina University physical therapy faculty and students helped assess players’ readiness the first day of training camp Sept. 16.

ECU clinical assistant professor Kevin Youngs and eight students evaluated 56 players from at least six countries invited to camp. There were a range of tests to measure strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. The Hurricanes will take about 28 players. Others will go to the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, or other minor league assignments.