Brind’Amour tapped for induction into NC Sports Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame today announced that Rod Brind’Amour, a former Carolina Hurricanes player and currently an assistant coach with the team, has been selected for induction into the hall as a part of the 2016 class.  He will be just the second hockey player inducted into the NCSHOF,…

Hurricanes broadcaster Chuck Kaiton named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year

RALEIGH, NC – The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association(NSSA) announced today that Chuck Kaiton, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, was named the 2015 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.  Kaiton will be honored at the organization’s ceremony, which will take place during the NSSA’s Awards Weekend from June…

Checkers push start of 11/17 game to 5:30 p.m.

The Charlotte Checkers announced today a time change for the Sunday, January 17th game against the Manitoba Moose at Bojangles’ Coliseum.  Instead of the puck dropping at 4:30 p.m., it will be pushed one hour later to 5:30 p.m.  This is due to the Carolina Panthers NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at…

Hornets D-League affiliate to be known as Greensboro Swarm

GREENSBORO, NC – After going almost a few months with no identity for the Charlotte Hornets new NBA D-League affiliate that will take the floor in 2016-17, the franchise officially revealed its name and identity tonight in Greensboro, as the team will be known as the Greensboro Swarm. “When we selected the name and logo…

Justin Faulk named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League announced today that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was named the Third Star of the Week for the week ending December 13th.  Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, and Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers were named the league’s first and second stars respectively. The 23-year old Faulk scored…

Checkers McGinn receives AHL Player of the Week Honors

Coming off a 5 point performance in two of the Charlotte Checkers road victories last week, forward Brock McGinn was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week as announced by the league earlier today. The honor is the first for McGinn, who has 12 points in 12 games this season with Charlotte.  He still ranks…

Charlotte Hounds set schedule for 2016 campaign

Major League Lacrosse announced its regular season schedule for the 2016 season, and the Charlotte Hounds will open up its campaign on Saturday, April 23rd against the Boston Cannons at American Legion Memorial Stadium.  This will mark the fifth time in franchise history that the Hounds have opened up at home, even though they haven’t…

Hornets set to honor Curry and Mourning this season

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will pay tribute to two Hornets legends for their contributions to the franchise’s history in Charlotte this season, as Dell Curry and Alonzo Mourning will be honored in halftime ceremonies as part of the team’s “Buzz City” nights.  Curry will be honored at halftime of the December…

Lake Erie gets best of Checkers in win

In Cleveland tonight, the Charlotte Checkers played the 9th of their season-opening 10-game road trip against one of the top defensive team in the American Hockey League, the Lake Erie Monsters, and the Monsters proved that they were too much for the Checkers as they would come away with a 3-2 win on their home…