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Checkers announce final schedule

October 7, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Charlotte Checkers News Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Checkers announced their final schedule today which gets underway Friday, October 21st at Gwinnett. The Checkers will take St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena for the first time on Sunday, November 6th as they host South Carolina.

The revision of the schedule was a result of Hurricane Rita's affect on Beaumont, Texas. The ECHL announced Thursday that the Board of Governors unanimously approved a Voluntary Suspension request from the Texas Wildcatters for 2005-06 under the league's hardship provisions as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Rita.

The Wildcatters reported to the Board that they were notified on Thursday that the Ford Arena will not be available to the team for 2005-06 due to the continuing recovery efforts. The ECHL team is located in Beaumont which suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Rita.

About the Charlotte Checkers

The Charlotte Checkers open their 13th season in the ECHL Friday, October 21st at Gwinnett. The Checkers are Bound for Uptown as they will take the St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena for the first time Sunday, November 6th against South Carolina. Season ticket packages and mini plans are on sale now. To purchase tickets, contact the Charlotte Checkers Ticket Office at 704.342.4ICE (4423). For a complete schedule of games and promotions, log onto www.gocheckers.com.

PRESEASON - OCTOBER

Friday 10/14 at Columbia

Saturday 10/15 COLUMBIA*

*(at Pineville Ice House)

REGULAR SEASON

OCTOBER

Friday 10/21 at Gwinnett

Saturday 10/22 at Greenville

Friday 10/28 at Columbia

Saturday 10/29 at South Carolina

NOVEMBER

Saturday 11/5 at South Carolina

Sunday 11/6 SOUTH CAROLINA

Friday 11/11 at Pensacola

Friday 11/18 at Florida

Saturday 11/19 at Florida

Tuesday 11/22 GWINNETT

Wednesday 11/23 at South Carolina

Friday 11/25 FLORIDA

Saturday 11/26 at Augusta

DECEMBER

Thursday 12/1 at Wheeling

Friday 12/2 at Trenton

Saturday 12/3 at Wheeling

Monday 12/5 COLUMBIA

Thursday 12/8 GWINNETT

Friday 12/9 SOUTH CAROLINA

Saturday 12/10 at Pensacola

Wednesday 12/14 COLUMBIA

Friday 12/16 FLORIDA

Saturday 12/17 at Augusta

Sunday 12/18 FLORIDA

Tuesday 12/20 at Johnstown

Thursday 12/22 AUGUSTA

Monday 12/26 GREENVILLE

Tuesday 12/27 at Greenville

Friday 12/30 at Pensacola

Saturday 12/31 at Pensacola

JANUARY

Monday 1/2 AUGUSTA

Tuesday 1/3 @ South Carolina

Wednesday 1/4 COLUMBIA

Friday 1/6 at Augusta

Saturday 1/7 at Greenville

Wednesday 1/11 PENSACOLA

Saturday 1/14 at Gwinnett

Tuesday 1/17 PENSACOLA

Friday 1/20 at Columbia

Saturday 1/21 GREENVILLE

Sunday 1/22 SOUTH CAROLINA

Friday 1/27 at Columbia

Saturday 1/28 TOLEDO

Sunday 1/29 TOLEDO

FEBRUARY

Thursday 2/2 GWINNETT

Saturday 2/4 COLUMBIA

Tuesday 2/7 COLUMBIA

Friday 2/10 at Augusta

Saturday 2/11 WHEELING

Sunday 2/12 AUGUSTA

Tuesday 2/14 PENSACOLA

Friday 2/17 GREENVILLE

Saturday 2/18 PENSACOLA

Sunday 2/19 SOUTH CAROLINA

Friday 2/24 at Greenville

Sunday 2/26 at South Carolina

MARCH

Saturday 3/4 at Florida

Friday 3/10 GWINNETT

Saturday 3/11 at Gwinnett

Sunday 3/12 GREENVILLE

Wednesday 3/15 AUGUSTA

Friday 3/17 at Columbia

Saturday 3/18 at Gwinnett

Sunday 3/19 AUGUSTA

Wednesday 3/22 GWINNETT

Friday 3/24 GREENVILLE

Saturday 3/25 FLORIDA

Thursday 3/30 SOUTH CAROLINA

Friday 3/31 at South Carolina

APRIL

Saturday 4/1 at Augusta

Friday 4/7 at Columbia

Saturday 4/8 at Greenville


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