Hurricanes co-owner Thewes dies at 76

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes co-owner Thomas Thewes has died.

The team said Monday that Thewes, a general partner, died
Sunday after a two-year fight with leukemia. He was 76.

Thewes and Peter Karmanos Jr. were two of the founders of
Compuware, a Detroit-based software company. The two also acquired the Hartford Whalers in 1994 and moved the franchise to North
Carolina three years later.

Thewes also was a co-owner of the Plymouth Whalers of the
Ontario Hockey League and the ECHL's Florida Everblades.

He is survived by his wife, six children and 20 grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for this week in Michigan.