The Carolina Hurricanes are an ice hockey team that plays in the NHL. The team's home arena is RBC Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They won the Stanley Cup during 2005-2006 season by beating the Edmonton Oilers. They play in Raleigh, North Carolina, but they moved in 1999 from Hartford, Connecticut, where they were known as the Hartford Whalers. They play in the Southeast Division which is a part of Eastern Conference of the NHL.
The name "Hurricanes" was chosen because the eastern part of North Carolina is often hit by hurricanes during tropical storm season.