Just call them the Carolina Harrycanes.
No, really. It’s Twitter-bio official for the Hurricanes, who are unabashed in their excitement in welcoming pop star Harry Styles to North Carolina before he plays PNC Arena on Tuesday.
The love appears to be mutual. Styles, whose Love On Tour tour makes its stop in Raleigh on Tuesday night, spent part of his Monday in North Carolina playing golf with Canes forwards Martin Necas and Sebastian Aho.
After the Carolina Hurricanes tweeted a photo of the former One Direction frontman with Necas and Aho with the caption, “Huge Caniac, Harry Styles,” the intersection of Harry Styles fans and Canes fans got to work making the tweet go viral.
At this point, we don’t know a ton about their outing, other than Necas seemed to have a good time, adding “Golden day” to his Instagram post of the same photo.
And the Canes made it seem like the outing was just something totally obvious that could happen, tweeting another photo of Styles next to the title of his song, “Carolina.”
“It’s not as random as you think,” the Canes tweeted.
Still, we’ve got questions. So many questions!
Where’d they play? How do the two young hockey stars know Styles? Who does Styles think deserves to center the Canes’ first line? And why is Styles wearing a yellow polo with the name Dick in script above the left pocket?
We’ll work to get some answers.
The Canes open their season 7 p.m. Thursday against the New York Islanders. Unfortunately, Styles won’t be in attendance. After playing Raleigh, he has a tour stop in Pennsylvania that night playing a show for Pittsburgh Stylers fans.
This story was originally published October 11, 2021 8:28 PM.