David Ayres

Dave Ayres sounds the siren before an NHL hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
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David Ayres was a complete unknown to even the most ardent hockey fan before this past weekend. But after his performance as the emergency backup goalie on Saturday, Carolina Hurricanes fans won't soon forget him. And on Tuesday, Ayres was treated like a hometown hero in Raleigh.