Yes, Section 328 is a place. But it’s much more than just a section printed on our tickets. We’re a group of Carolina Hurricanes fans who love talking hockey, cracking cold beers, and enjoying great company.
Mike Flanagan and Derek Roessler launched the website in 2011 as an outlet for our hockey thoughts – beyond the loud noises from the upper corners of the PNC Arena. Since 2013, we’ve put many of our thoughts into the Cheaters Never Win™ podcast. (It is available almost anywhere you find podcasts.) You’ll also find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
The leather lunged veteran of the group, MIke likes nothing more than to rally the troops and spread the love around Caniac Nation. An original season ticket holder in 328, Mike can regale you with stories of Kevyn Adams or Noah Hanifin. Mike enjoys harrassing opposing goalies, charring meat at a tailgate, and a stout around the fire. You can follow Mike at @mflanagan00 on Twitter.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Carolina style double cheeseburger, corn dog, hush puppies, and a real PB shake (extra PB)
Derek has been a proud season ticket holder since 2001. Well, most of those years have been proud. He'll be more than OK if there's never another Eric/Erik on the Canes. You can follow him on Twitter @droessl where he'll often ramble about Ohio State and beer among other things
Preferred Cookout Tray: Going across the street to Bojangles.
You may know him better as @MrWorkrate, or as the guy in the Jayne Hat at Canes games. Armed with a copy of the NHL CBA in a three ring binder, Tom's the one to turn to when you've got a question about rosters, contracts, or how much an NHL player's meal per diem is. He tries to keep it under 2000 words, but usually fails (unless it's a song parody). It's a dirty rumor that he's the one behind @CanesMemes.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Cajun chicken sandwich, double bacon wraps, Hi-C shake
Consider him the Ghostface Killah of Section 328 in that since his face has been revealed, the game has gotten very real. Mr. Alytics joined in 2015 and brings us insights to hockey analytics without any of that pesky condescension that may scare people away. He's also goofy af. Enjoy his graphs and more on the Twitter machine @Cane_alytics.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Carolina style burger, chili, chicken quesadilla, CHEERWINE FLOAT
The 'Prospects Guy' & the guy who has #PlayedTheGame because beer league counts. He can be blamed for the playoff drought since he hadn't been a STH since '08-09. You can follow his personal twitter @PatClarke27 and follow his daily prospect coverage at @CanesProspects.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Big Double Burger, Corn Dog + Fries, Orange Push-Up Pop Milkshake
His Twitter feed may suggest otherwise, but JC is the resident optimist. A graduate of Wake Forest, he knows how to find the positives in teams that underperform from time to time. When he's not watching the Canes, Deacs, or Orioles, he is probably watching pro wrestling. You can find him on Twitter, @jcbobbitt, where he is retweeting something about wrestling in England or Japan.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Big Double Burger - Cheddar Style; Double Nuggets with Honey Mustard; Huge Tea.....and two chili-cheese hot dogs on the side
Dan is a lover of board games and escape rooms, an intermittent Section 328 season ticket holder, and that person who will talk your ear off about beer. Want to hear about why Simcoe hops are the best (even over Citra, Derek) hop? Dan's your friend. Don't want to hear about it? They'll probably tell you anyway. They're the voice in 328 always encouraging shivving.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Burger with A1, Cajun fries, chicken nuggets, peanut butter Oreo shake
Meg is a trained writer. She is not a licensed therapist, but she will attempt to help you with your existential Caniac crisis online. She is one of THOSE fans who jumped on the Canes bandwagon in 2006, became a STH in 2015, and joined Section 328 in 2017.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Bacon Cheeseburger, Corndog + Chicken Quesadilla, Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Maybe the youngest at 328, but not the newest to Caniac Nation, Hannah has been following the Canes since 2002. A graduate of UNC, she remembers how great winning feels and wants her favorite hockey team (and its fans!) to feel that way again. Often found at either a sporting event or a concert. You can follow Hannah on Twitter @hlsmith_2 where she’ll more than likely be ranting about her favorite sports teams.
Preferred Cookout Tray: Cheese quesadilla, chicken ranch wrap, hushpuppies, huge sweet tea