Charlotte Checkers Tickets
The exciting team named ‘Charlotte Checkers’ plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team based in its hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina has brought aggressive and hard hitting hockey action for their beloved fans. They compete in the Western Conference of the AHL and are affiliated with NHL’s own Carolina Hurricanes. The Checkers have littered the AHL league with plenty of talent and they hit the ice with a lineup of fantastic players. The atmosphere is fully lit-up at every single one of Checkers games and even before the puck touches the ice, one can feel the rink and energy in the stands as passionate hockey fans chant their team’s anthems. Even the kids join in the fun as ‘Chubby’ the team’s mascot wanders by the stands and fires up the crowd. The events of Checkers provide great entertainment not just for hockey or sports fanatics but for the whole family. So gather your group of friends and family and buy your Charlotte Checkers tickets.
The current Checkers side is the third team that goes by this name. It succeeded a former franchise which competed in the East Coast Hockey League. The team was first called the ‘Capital District Islanders’ up till 1993 after which they developed into the ‘Albany River Rats’ of New York and participated in the ECHL till 2010. However, the first ever original Checkers franchise was formed back in 1956, which played in the Eastern and Southern Hockey Leagues till 1977.
The present team started its opening season in 2010 and played their first home game at their venue of Time Warner Cable Arena to a capacity crowd of 12512 people. This set their first attendance record which was later broken twice, once in 2011 season when nearly 13000 spectators witnessed the Checkers defeated their rivals, Connecticut Whales. And more recently in 2012-2013 season when the team went head-to-head with the Oklahoma City Baron’s in front of a massive crowd of approximately 13100 people. Over the course of its existence the Checkers franchise in its previous locations has secured several Championships these comprise 2 regular season AHL titles, 4 Division championships and a Calder Cup. The team has an incredible roster with star NHL players like Brett Sutter, Chris Terry, AJ Jenks and many others.
Almost every person loves a brawl and in case of Checkers, player brawls are routine matters to deal with because the enthusiastic Checker players never back down from challenges. And if things get a bit too intense, there are many on the team who can really shoot the puck hard and even land punches. Checkers are currently on the prowl to get their hands on the AHL title so hurry and get your Charlotte Checkers tickets for top-shelf entertainment.