Vellucci named Checkers head coach

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 Mike Vellucci has been named the new head coach of the Checkers.  Currently in his fourth season as the Assistant General Manager of the Hurricanes,…

Canes assign McKeown to Charlotte

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 the team has assigned defenseman Roland McKeown to Charlotte.  McKeown was a healthy extra in last night’s season-opening loss in Winnipeg and is expected to…

Checkers announce 2016-17 schedule

The American Hockey League released its schedule for all 30 of its member clubs, and the Charlotte Checkers will begin its 7th AHL season with a four-game road trip starting in Cedar Park, Texas on October 14th against the Texas Stars in the first of a back-to-back set.  After a back-to-back set against the Iowa…

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…

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,…

Hagel named Checkers 2016 Man of the Year

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte Checkers announced today that Kyle Hagel has been named the team’s recipient of the IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year award for his contributions to the Charlotte community during the 2015-16 season. The award marks the sixth time that Hagel has earned the nomination from his team, winning the Yanick…

Checkers game closed to public tonight

Due to the worsening threat of more bad weather in the area from Winter Storm Jonas and poor conditions in the Bojangles’ Coliseum parking tonight, the Charlotte Checkers announced that tonight’s game against the Chicago Wolves will be closed to the public.  The game will proceed as scheduled at 7:00 p.m., and fans interested in…