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GAME RECAP: Checkers Roll over Division-Leading Roadrunners 3-1

January 21, 2017 - Nedeljkovic makes 26 stops to lead Charlotte over Tucson CHARLOTTE, NC - In their inaugural meeting, the Checkers grinded out a big win over the Pacific Division-leading Tucson Roadrunners by a score of 3-1. Putting on the pressure right from puck drop, the Checkers were able to open the scoring midway through the first period, with Trevor Carrick putting a cannon blast from the point behind former Checkers netminder Justin Peters. With an early lead in hand, the Checkers refused to let... Full Story

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Homer the Dragon Delivering Flowers and Gifts for Valentine's Day

January 19, 2017 - UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC-- Valentine's Day is right around the corner and the Charlotte Knights are spreading love around the Queen City with help from Homer The Dragon. Much like in past years, the Knights are once again giving fans a chance to surprise their sweetie with a special Valentine's Day delivery from their lovable mascot. For just $60, fans can purchase a special Valentine's Day package, which features a visit from Homer, two Field Box ticket vouchers to a 2017 Charlotte Knights regul... Full Story

Checkers Players to Deliver Teddy Bears at Hemby

January 19, 2017 - CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte Checkers players will visit Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. to personally deliver stuffed animals donated at the team's annual Teddy Bear Toss that took place on Dec. 17. The team collected more than 1,000 stuffed animals from fans, who were encouraged to throw them on the ice following the Checkers' first goal that night. In the last five years, the Checkers have collected and donated more than 11,000 stuffed animals. Novant... Full Story

'Canes Recall Michael Leighton From Charlotte

January 19, 2017 - RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Michael Leighton from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also reassigned goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to Charlotte. Leighton, 35, is 2-1-0 with a 3.53 goals-against average this season for the Hurricanes. The Petrolia, Ont., native ranks tied for ninth among AHL goaltenders this seaso... Full Story

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January 22 AHL Tucson at Charlotte 1:00 pm EST
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