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CHECKERS CHARITIES

Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS RAISE $335K FOR COMMUNITY IN 2010-11
Team has contributed $2M to area charities since 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers completed their inaugural season in the American Hockey League in giving fashion, raising more than $335,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations. The team has now raised $2 million since Michael Kahn took ownership of the ECHL Checkers in 2006.

Highlighting the donation campaigns were the fifth annual AutoTrader.com Race Night ($20,500) benefiting Zach Bennett, the fifth annual  Pink in the Rink ($26,189) benefiting Carolina Breast Friends and the sixth annual Salute to Heroes, presented by AutoTrader.com, ($28,000) benefiting the families of the CMPD, CFD, Mecklenburg EMS and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. Since their inceptions, Pink in the Rink and Salute to Heroes have raised a combined $246,000.

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CHECKERS TO BE SHOWCASED ON ESPN

Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS, BENNETT FAMILY TO BE FEATURED ON ESPN E:60
Watch party/Fan Fest scheduled for Tuesday at Pavilion at EpiCentre

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers announced today that the organization, several of its players and new Charlotte residents Zach, Jenna, Randy and Danielle Bennett will be featured on ESPN’s weekly investigative newsmagazine show E:60. The piece will air during Tuesday’s season finale at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

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GAME 5 TO BE TELEVISED IN CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Checkers

GAME 5 TO BE TELEVISED LIVE ON TIME WARNER CABLE
Available on TWC digital channel 520 in Charlotte, 519 in Raleigh

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers announced today that Game 5 of the East Division Final between the Charlotte Checkers and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be televised live on Time Warner Digital Cable channel 520 in Charlotte and 519 in Raleigh.

The telecast will begin at 7 p.m. with Checkers broadcaster Jason Shaya.

Channels 519 and 520 are available with any digital cable package from Time Warner Cable.

CHECKERS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE RELEASED

Charlotte Checkers

CHARLOTTE TO FACE HERSHEY IN EAST DIVISION SEMI-FINALS
Series begins Thursday in Hershey, returns to Charlotte for Game 3 Tuesday, April 19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced that the team will face the Hershey Bears in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs beginning Thursday, April 14 in Hershey, Pa.

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SECOND ANNUAL POOCH PARTY IS SUNDAY

Charlotte CheckersSECOND ANNUAL POOCH PARTY IS SUNDAY
Event to benefit Humane Society of Charlotte; Fans can bring their dogs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers announced today the second annual Pooch Party, benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte, on Sunday, Mar. 27 at 5 p.m. when the Checkers take on the Norfolk Admirals.

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CHECKERS CORNERED BY DEVILS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS  Albany Devils

DEVILS BLANK CHECKERS IN RUBBER MATCH
Caruso makes 37 saves; Henrique scores twice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three unanswered tallies and solid goaltending from Dave Caruso were the difference as the Albany Devils defeated the Charlotte Checkers, 3-0, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

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DEVILS DUMPED LATE BY CHECKERS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS Albany Devils

LATE GOAL BOOSTS CHECKERS OVER DEVILS
Murphy stops 26 of 28 for fourth straight win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Bellemore’s goal with less than four minutes to play was the difference as the Charlotte Checkers edged the Albany Devils, 3-2, in front of more than 8,000 fans at Time Warner Cable Arena Sunday.

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CHECKERS GROUND FALCONS

Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS SCORE 3 STRAIGHT TO CLIP FALCONS
Boychuk scores in first game back from Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers overcame an early deficit, scoring a pair of first period goals and outshooting the Springfield Falcons 43-22 on their way to a 3-1 victory on Wednesday evening.

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CHECKERS SHOT-OUT BY BEARS

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS Hershey

CHECKERS EDGED, 2-1, BY BEARS IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER
Pogge stops 48; Terry extends point streak to six games

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Charlotte Checkers goaltender Justin Pogge made 48 saves and helped his team to extra time, but the Hershey Bears scored twice in the shootout and walked away with a 2-1 victory on Friday evening in Uptown Charlotte. Continue reading

CHECKERS GO CHAPUT VS. SYRACUSE

Charlotte Checkers VERSUS     Syracuse

CHECKERS BURNED BY FORMER TEAMMATE IN 3-2 LOSS
Chaput’s late tally lifts Syracuse to second win in 10 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former Charlotte Checkers forward Stefan Chaput burned his former team and scored his first of the season with less than three minutes to play as the Syracuse Crunch won, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading