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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…