American Hockey League

Checkers to host celebration Monday

The Calder Cup champion Charlotte Checkers will host a public celebration at Bojangles’ Coliseum this Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

Admission and parking are free for the event, which will feature a video presentation, remarks from team personnel, photo opportunities with the Calder Cup and an autograph session with Checkers players. Season ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter the coliseum at 6 p.m. before doors open to the general public at 6:30. Parking lots open at 5 p.m. and concession stands will be open.

The Checkers defeated the Chicago Wolves in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals earlier tonight to capture the first AHL championship in the team’s nine-year history in the league. This is the seventh championship in the Charlotte hockey history, as the team also won Eastern Hockey League titles in 1957, 1971 and 1972, Southern Hockey League championships in 1975 and 1976 and an ECHL championship in 1996.

Author: Paul BraneckyEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Checkers’ vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.

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