Goaltender Mike Murphy stopped all 28 Connecticut Whale shots on goal and Matthew Pistilli scored the first goal of the game for the second consecutive game meting with the Checkers and that was enough to give Charlotte a 1-0 win at the Time Warner Cable Arena in front of a vocal 12,933 in attendance Saturday night. The win by the Checkers gave them a sweep of the two game series in Charlotte.
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Top to bottom the Whale’s visit to Charlotte for the first time against the team that for 17 years was their ECHL affiliate ended as badly as it started as the visit resulted in a, hard-to-watch, 5-1 loss in front of 4,511 at the Time-Warner Cable Arena Thursday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Jeff Daniels announced today that defenseman Kyle Lawson and forwards Matthew Pistilli and Jared Staal have been re-assigned to the Florida Everblades (ECHL). Continue reading
PISTILLI RE-ASSIGNED TO CHECKERS FROM FLORIDA
Winger leads all ECHL skaters with 14 goals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Jeff Daniels announced today that forward Matthew Pistilli has been re-assigned to the team from its ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades.
Pistilli, 22, leads all ECHL skaters with 14 goals in 24 games and ranks second in the league with a +14 rating. The Montreal, Quebec native scored five goals and added three assists in 41 games with the Albany River Rats (AHL) last season.
The Checkers (14-9-3) will host Hershey on Friday at 7 p.m. for “As Seen on TV Night” and Teddy Bear Toss. The first 2,000 fans will receive an official “As Seen on TV” product. Holiday packs are now on sale and include four games, a merchandise certificate and a puck for as low as $35. Call 704-342-4423 or head to www.gocheckers.com for more information.