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Triangle programs turning out promising hockey talent

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The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp. The Junior Hurricanes program is producing outstanding talent, including goalie Logan Halladay, who recently wrapped up a week at the Carolina Hurricanes prospect camp.
CARY, N.C. -

The Triangle has never produced an NHL player, but that could soon change.

This past week, two locally produced players took part in the Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Camp.

Former Carolina Hurricane Glen Wesley broke into the league as an 18-year-old defenseman, yet his route to the NHL is a far cry from the journey his son will take.

The elder Wesley grew up in a hockey hotbed. That hasn't been the case for his son, Josh Wesley, who is proving Triangle hockey is on the rise.

"It just puts a smile on my face because I was just here in North Carolina and I would look at other guys that I would play against and I'd say, 'I can play with them, I can play with them.' "

Goalie Logan Halladay has taken a similar path. Growing up in Cary, Halladay's mother was a figure skater, which pushed his older brother to the game of hockey.

Logan would soon follow.

"You know, he started Rollerblading, got into hockey and stuff. He just kind of needed someone to shoot on, so I got thrown into the net and just stuck with it," the 17-year-old said.

Like Wesley, Halladay is a product of the Junior Hurricanes organization, which has seen tremendous success in its short history.

"It's tough. Some kids have an easier route and more exposure where they live," Halladay said. "But, personally I think if you're willing to put in the work the exposure will come."

Halladay will play college hockey next season at the University of Minnesota. Meanwhile, Wesley Will play in the Ontario Hockey League, with hopes of making it to the NHL.

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