Hurricanes set 2016 exhibition schedule

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes announced today its exhibition schedule prior to the start of the 2016-17 season.  The announcement was made by Brian Tatum, the Hurricanes Assistant General Manager.  Carolina will play seven exhibition games prior to the start of the season, which includes two home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Carolina’s…

Knights roll over Chiefs behind Ranaudo’s solid outing

It took only 11 innings last night for the Charlotte Knights to prevail in Game one of their four-game set over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark, but tonight was a different story, as it was Anthony Ranaudo’s turn to carry the momentum from last night’s extra inning affair into tonight’s game, and he was…

Former NHL defenseman Samuelsson tapped to be next Checkers coach

The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, announced today that they have named former NHL Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to be the team’s next head coach.  The announcement was made by Ron Francis, the team’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Ulf has built a very strong…

Checkers opening weekend to take place on October 28th and 29th

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that the first two home games of the 2016-17 season will take place on Friday, October 28th and October 29th at historic Bojangles’ Coliseum. Fans that are interested in securing their seats for the October 28th home opener can do so by taking advantage of two offers that are available…

Hornets to take part in Orlando Summer League this July

Yesterday afternoon, the Charlotte Hornets announced that they have been selected to participate in the 2016 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, which is scheduled to take place from July 2-8 at the Orlando Magic’s practice court. After the team wraps up it’s mini-camp in Charlotte, they will head down to Orlando to play in…

Knights prevail in 12-inning extra inning affair

Today wasn’t a typical walk in the park for the Charlotte Knights after last night’s loss at the hands of the Durham Bulls in front of a season-high crowd of 10,585 for the annual “Pink Knights” game, but today was one of the longest games that the Knights have played in the short history of…

Chelios agrees to terms with Hurricanes for 2016-17 campaign

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, announced today that they have come to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with defenseman Jake Chelios. The deal will pay him $575,000 on the NHL level,…

Nordstrom agrees to two-year extension with Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Joakim Nordstrom.  Under the new deal, Nordstrom will be paid $1.25 million during the 2016-17 season, and $1.3 million in the 2017-18…