Mark Rein and wife Tara join new group of investors becoming co-owners of Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team.
Epic Games vice president and co-founder Mark Rein is now a co-owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. Rein, and his wife Tara, are among the professional hockey team's latest round of investors, the organization announced today.
The Carolina Hurricanes play their home games at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, just a 10-minute drive from the Gears of War and Unreal Engine company's headquarters.
Mark and Tara join transportation service Pitt Ohio president and owner Chuck Hammel, along with two investors who wished to remain nameless, as members of Hurricanes Holdings. It was not mentioned what level of investment the Rein family committed to.
The Carolina Hurricanes were not always known by that name. The team was formed as the New England Whalers, before later becoming the Hartford Whalers, based out of Connecticut's capital city.
The team moved to North Carolina in 1997 and rebranded themselves the Carolina Hurricanes. The squad won the Stanley Cup during the 2005-2006 season.
Tell me when they buy a nice car or a house with a swimmingpool and a tenniscourt.
I'm more interested in cars and houses than hockey teams.
...or maybe write about actual gaming news
Good for him and his wife, Carolina isn't a bad team and has a good fan base. Pretty safe investment if you ask me.
Irrelevant. Did you run out of Cliffy speak? At least that was relevant, still annoying, but at least relevant. This isn't a trade mag. We don't need to know this.
@Carpetfluff Irrelevant but yet you clicked on it and took the time out to comment...
@ryanc22 @Carpetfluff Yup, 'cos I find Eddie's obsession with Epic related news weirdly compelling. I commented so as not to waste the journey. I never claimed to have an 'oh so busy life' and have no need to toot my own horn. I am however, allowed an opinion, just like you lot and you're allowed to think it's bullcrap if you like - and take time out of your lives to tell me about that feeling too.
The Vice President and cofounder of a game company now owns a hockey team. To my knowledge, this doesn't happen very often. What's the harm in informing us about it?
@ObeseChipmunk Unless Epic Games is gonna make an NHL ice-skating third-person shooter/brawler where I can chainsaw Wayne Gretzky, I don't give a shit about this waste of space called "News" on a GAMING website.
@ObeseChipmunk I agree, but a good chunk of gamespot readers are idiots who like to take time out of their "oh so busy life" to criticize an article on gamespot and toot their own horn.
Genius, expect an E.A spokesman to address us soon as to why the Hurricanes are not to feature in NHL 2014, lol
I love hockey more than video games...but is this really needed on this website? Lol. Whatever gets you those page views huh? That would be awesome to own a team though...let's go Pens!
@Oldboy08 Because it's Epic games news. That's why it's on this here gaming website.
Noticing how the Connecticut-bred Makuch added a bit of Connecticut-centric information to the post! ;-)
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