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Checkers Announce 2016 Opening Weekend Dates

May 26, 2016 - CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that their first home games of the 2016-17 season will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at Bojangles' Coliseum. Fans may secure their seats for opening night on Oct. 28 right now by taking advantage of two available offers. With the Checkers' Father's Day Pack, available now until Sunday, June 19, fans will receive four tickets to opening night, four tickets to another game of their choice and a $20 merchandise credit for just $50. The team ... Full Story

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Mark Morris Accepts Coaching Position at St. Lawrence University

May 3, 2016 - CHARLOTTE, NC - St. Lawrence University today announced that it has hired Charlotte Checkers head coach Mark Morris as its new head coach. In his lone season with the Carolina Hurricanes organization, Morris, 58, guided the Checkers to a 36-32-8 record. The only coach to win 300 games at both the collegiate and professional levels, Morris previously spent 14 seasons with Clarkson University from 1988-2002. St. Lawrence University, where Morris worked as an assistant coach from 1985-88, is located just 30 miles from Morris... Full Story

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jake Chelios

April 22, 2016 - RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Jake Chelios on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Chelios $575,000 at the NHL level, or $70,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2016-17. "Jake was a steady presence for Charlotte last season in his first full season playing defense," said Francis. "He showed that he can contribute offensively and, at 25, he ... Full Story

Lake Erie Loss Dents Checkers' Playoff Hopes

April 15, 2016 - CHARLOTTE, NC - With a loss in Lake Erie ending their regular season on a five-game losing streak, the Checkers are going to need a lot of help to make the playoffs. Despite storming out of the gates with a 2-0 lead courtesy of two Brock McGinn tallies in the game's first 10 minutes, Charlotte allowed the Monsters to score five unanswered goals to defeat the Checkers for the second consecutive night, this time by a 5-2 score. With the loss, Charlotte's only hope of making the postseason is for the San Jose Barracuda to... Full Story

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Home: Charlotte, North Carolina
Affiliation: Carolina Hurricanes
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