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Anthony Bitetto Embraces Role on Young Blue Line

AHL Charlotte Checkers May 21, 2023 - Anthony Bitetto has traveled across the hockey landscape throughout his career, but year number 12 proved to be a special one in the Queen City. "You get older, you don't know how many games you've got left," said Bitetto. "But I enjoyed every moment of it. It was a pleasure playing in this city. I enjoyed it a lot." The 32-year-old blue liner and veteran of nearly 200 NHL games, Bitetto joined the Checkers as a veteran presence on a young squad and quickly found his place on the team. "I think the coaching staff di... Full Story

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Gerry Mayhew's Refusal to Give up Propels him to Huge Year

AHL Charlotte Checkers May 21, 2023 - It was a tale of two halves for Gerry Mayhew this season. Long established as an elite producer at this level, he couldn't quite find his scoring touch - posting 12 points (4g, 8a) in his first 33 frustratingly snakebit games. "In the beginning I was hitting posts and the confidence was down a little bit," said Mayhew. The dip in numbers didn't put a damper on the veteran forward's drive, though. "When you work hard, you start getting rewarded for that work and you become confident," said head coach Geordie Kinne... Full Story

J-F Berube's Waiting Pays off in the End

AHL Charlotte Checkers May 21, 2023 - J-F Berube knew what he was getting himself into this season. With a pair of NHL-contracted goalies already in the mix, the veteran inked a professional tryout with the Checkers and jumped on as the third goalie on the ice in Charlotte. "Coming in this year, it's something that I spoke about with Leo" said Berube, referring to Checkers goalie coach Leo Luongo. "I knew my situation coming in and I knew that I would be the odd-man out to start with." But with 12 pro seasons under his belt, he was also well aware of ho... Full Story

Checkers Raise $347,238 for the Community in 2022-23

AHL Charlotte Checkers May 19, 2023 - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they raised $347,238 for the community during the 2022-23 season. The team has now made $5.4 million in contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. A large portion of funds raised came from the team's special jersey auctions, beginning with Charlotte FC Night ($36,540) in December and continuing with North Carolina Night presented by Novant Health in January ($31,195), Military Appreciation Night presented by The Independence Fund in February ($31,182) a... Full Story

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Charlotte 2 at Hershey 6 (Playoff Gm. 4) Final
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Charlotte 2 at Hershey 1 (Playoff Gm. 3) Final
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Hershey 5 at Charlotte 1 (Playoff Gm. 2) Final
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Hershey 5 at Charlotte 2 (Playoff Gm. 1) Final
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Lehigh Valley 0 at Charlotte 6 (Playoff Gm. 3) Final
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Lehigh Valley 4 at Charlotte 5 (Playoff Gm. 2) Final (OT)
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