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Charlotte Checkers Tickets
Team: Charlotte Checkers
Location: Bojangles Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
Head Coach: Ryan Warsofsky
League: American Hockey League (AHL)
NHL Affiliation: Carolina Hurricanes
Charlotte Checkers TicketsProfessional hockey in Charlotte began in January 1956 with the city temporarily hosting the Baltimore Clippers, whose arena was destroyed in a fire. The skating, hits and fast action of hockey attracted Charlotteans and prompted the Clippers’ owner to make Charlotte his team’s permanent home. In its first incarnation from 1956 to 1977, the Charlotte Checkers won two crowns in the Eastern Hockey League. Following a hiatus that began after the 1977 season, the Charlotte Checkers returned in 1993 as a member of the East Coast Hockey League and an affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins. The Charlotte Checkers joined the AHL and started its relationship with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010, joining hockey fan bases in North Carolina’s two largest metropolitan regions, Charlotte and the Triangle. From 1956 through the present, hockey players have thrilled Charlotte hockey fans on the ice with hits, goals, saves and skilled puck handling in Bojangles Coliseum and even for a time in the Spectrum Center. You can be a part of witnessing the Charlotte Checkers write the next chapter of Charlotte professional ice hockey history when you get your Checkers tickets at StubHub.
Who is the Charlotte Checkers’ head coach?Ryan Warsofsky leads the Charlotte Checkers’ drive to the Calder Cup as head coach this season. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Warsofsky amassed a record of 84-44-10-2 as head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 Stingrays campaign included a finals appearance in the Kelly Cup playoffs.
When did the Charlotte Checkers win the Calder Cup?As an assistant coach, Warsofsky helped with the Charlotte Checkers’ run as 2019 AHL champions. The Checkers defeated the Chicago Wolves four games to one for the honor of raising the Calder Cup in victory. The namesake of the AHL championship trophy honors Frank Calder, the NHL’s first president. Calder held that role from 1917 to 1943 and contributed significantly to the founding of the AHL. For the 2018-2019 title season, Charlotte posted 51 wins, 17 losses, seven overtime losses and one shoot-out loss. The Charlotte Checkers that season earned 110 points, the most among the AHL franchises.
Who are some notable players for the Charlotte Checkers?Many of the NHL’s veterans and rising stars have skated in the Charlotte Checkers uniform. Several former Checker players have found themselves on the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster, such as Justin Peters, Riley Nash and Justin Faulk, to name just a few. Faulk played for the Hurricanes in the 2018-2019 Stanley Cup playoff season and now plays for the St. Louis Blues. Checkers’ goalie Anton Forsberg has spent time with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets. Some former Charlotte Checkers have made their mark in other fields, as is the case for famous stuntman "Evel" Knievel. Before death-defying motorcycle jumps at Caesars Palace, Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and countless other venues, Robert Knievel pursued his hockey interests through the Charlotte Checkers of the old Eastern Hockey League and as owner-player of Butte Bombers from his hometown.
Who are some rivals of the Charlotte Checkers?The Charlotte Checkers contend with teams such as the Hershey Bears, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Providence Bruins and Hartford Wolf Pack for the perch of the AHL’s Atlantic Division. Match-ups with the Penguins pit the Charlotte Checkers against Mike Vellucci, who coached Charlotte to the 2019 Calder Cup. The Charlotte Checkers renew their rivalry with the Cleveland Monsters from their days in the AHL’s Western Conference.
Where can I get Charlotte Checkers tickets?The Charlotte Checkers form part of the great sports scene that is the Queen City and the tradition of hockey in the Tar Heel state. Get your Charlotte Checkers tickets today by visiting StubHub, the world’s largest online ticket marketplace.
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