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Checkers Win Franchise's First Calder Cup

June 8, 2019 - ROSEMONT, IL - The Checkers capped off their record-breaking season Saturday night, beating the Wolves in Game 5 to capture the franchise's first-ever Calder Cup and deliver the city of Charlotte a championship. The league's leading playoff scorer Andrew Poturalski wasted no time getting the Checkers on the board, collecting a slick cross-ice feed from Aleksi Sarela and lighting the lamp just 91 seconds after the opening puck drop. Charlotte's top line continued to heat up in the middle frame as Morgan Geekie added ... Full Story

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Checkers Erase 3-1 Deficit, Saarela Caps Comeback

June 7, 2019 - ROSEMONT, IL - The Checkers flipped the script on Chicago in Game 4, erasing a 3-1 lead to beat the Wolves 5-3 and move within one win of claiming the Calder Cup. The Wolves opened the scoring quickly, with Nic Hague going coast-to-coast for a goal on the rush, before the Checkers responded minutes later thanks to a seeing-eye point shot from Jesper Sellgren. That would be the end of Charlotte's offensive production for a long spell, however, with the Wolves striking late in the first and then again in the second to buil... Full Story

Nedeljkovic Stymies Wolves, Checkers Take Game 3

June 6, 2019 - ROSEMONT, IL - Heading to Chicago for the first time this season, the Checkers took control of the series with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Wolves. The home side came out firing pucks on net early and often, but it was the Checkers offense that was able to break through. Jake Bean fired a puck into a crowd out front less than two minutes into regulation that was redirected in by Julien Gauthier, then threaded another point shot through traffic early in the second to light the lamp himself and give the Checkers a 2-0 ... Full Story

Jurco's Winner Seals Game 2 for Charlotte

June 2, 2019 - CHARLOTTE, NC - After a tough loss the night before, the Checkers rebounded as they have so many times this season, topping the Wolves 5-3 to pull the Calder Cup Finals even at one game apiece. The scoring once again started with a bang, as Nick Schilkey converted a shorthanded breakaway less than four minutes in only to have Chicago even the score before the five-minute mark. The Checkers would break that deadlock early in the middle frame with back-to-back tallies from Nicolas Roy and Stelio Mattheos just 14 seconds apa... Full Story

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Charlotte Checkers Minor League Hockey

League: American Hockey League
Home: Charlotte, North Carolina
Affiliation: Carolina Hurricanes
Website: Charlotte Checkers site
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Sat., Jun 8
Charlotte 5 at Chicago 3 (Champ. Gm. 5) Final
Thu., Jun 6
Charlotte 5 at Chicago 3 (Champ. Gm. 4) Final
Wed., Jun 5
Charlotte 4 at Chicago 1 (Champ. Gm. 3) Final
Sun., Jun 2
Chicago 3 at Charlotte 5 (Champ. Gm. 2) Final
Sat., Jun 1
Chicago 4 at Charlotte 3 (Champ. Gm. 1) Final (OT)
Sun., May 26
Toronto 3 at Charlotte 4 (Playoff Gm. 6) Final (OT)
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