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Checkers Announce Opening Weekend Promotions

October 15, 2018 - The Charlotte Checkers today announced promotions for their first two home games of the 2018-19 season against the Hershey Bears at Bojangles' Coliseum this Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Friday's game features a special Carolina Hockey Strong ticket package to support those affected by recent hurricanes through Samaritan's Purse. A package including a limited edition t-shirt and one game ticket can be purchased now for $30 by visiting Full Story

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Herrera's Highlight Finish as Independence Fall Short

October 13, 2018 - Matthews (N.C.) - A brace by Daniel Rios canceled out a wondergoal by Jorge Herrera as the Charlotte Independence fell to North Carolina FC, 3-1, at home on the last day of the USL regular season. This snapped a seven-game unbeaten streak by the Independence. "Frustrating end to the season, which is probably emblematic of how some of the things have gone this year," said Independence head coach Mike Jeffries. "I appreciate the guys' energy and effort and what they put into the game but the s... Full Story

Special Teams Help Checkers Crush Crunch 4-1

October 13, 2018 - SYRACUSE, NY - The Checkers continued their red-hot start to the season by defeating the Syracuse Crunch 4-1 to move to a perfect 4-0-0, the in the AHL franchise's history. After a back-and-forth contest the night before in Utica, the Checkers left no doubt against the Crunch. Julien Gauthier opened the scoring within the first five minutes of play before Charlotte's special teams took over. Janne Kuokkanen and Clark Bishop each capitalized on man advantages to push the lead to 3-0 midway t... Full Story

Robertson Scores Twice in Thrilling Win over Utica

October 12, 2018 - UTICA, NY - It came down to the wire but the Checkers kept their winning ways going against Utica, beating the Comets 4-3 to improve to a perfect 3-0-0 on the season. Knotted at three for the majority of the third period, the contest seemed destined for overtime until Dennis Robertson threaded a shot through traffic and in with less than two minutes left in regulation to put the visitors on top. Utica's final push was to no avail, as the Checkers held on to escape with the victory. The Ch... Full Story

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