Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes no longer using Trump SoHo for Rangers games

The Trump SoHo building on May 22, 2017, in New York. The Carolina Hurricanes will not stay at the hotel when they play the Rangers. (Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy/TNS)
The Trump SoHo building on May 22, 2017, in New York. The Carolina Hurricanes will not stay at the hotel when they play the Rangers. (Kevin G. Hall/McClatchy/TNS) TNS

The Carolina Hurricanes confirmed Thursday that they have made a change in team hotels for games in New York and no longer are staying at the Trump SoHo New York.

The Hurricanes declined to comment on the reasons for the change.

The Washington Post reported that 17 teams in the four major sports have have used Trump properties for team travel. The Post reported 16 teams, including the Hurricanes, no longer are using the hotels or properties.

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters discusses the physicality of practice on Oct. 12, 2017 and takes a look at the four-game road trip that begins Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Hurricanes began using the Trump SoHo a few years ago for their games against the New York Rangers. They use another hotel for games against the New York Islanders and do not stay in any other Trump properties for NHL games.

The change from the Trump SoHo New York for the 2017-18 season was not the only one. The Hurricanes will use eight different hotels this season than those last season.

The Post reported 12 NBA teams have used the Trump SoHo since it opened in 2010 but that 11 have switched hotels since Donald Trump began his presidential bid in 2015.

The Carolina Hurricanes, preparing Oct. 12, 2017, for a four-game road trip went through some battle drills during practice at Raleigh Center Ice.

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