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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 go, trading chances with Tucs... Full Story

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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 Health Hemby Children's Hospi... 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 season in goals-against average (2.... Full Story

Late Heroics Earn Checkers a Point in the Standings

January 19, 2017 - CHARLOTTE, NC - A late surge helped the Checkers steal a point, but they couldn't find a way to secure the victory, falling to Milwaukee 4-3 in overtime. After an early icebreaker from Phil Di Giuseppe, the game belonged firmly to the Admirals, who pumped in three straight goals to build up a substantial lead a minute into the third period. The Checkers continued to push for any sort of spark, out-shooting the visitors 16-5 in the frame, but couldn't solve Admirals' netminder Marek Mazanec. Finally, with Michael Leighton ... Full Story


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