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Encyclopedia > Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Checkers
Founded 1993
Home ice St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina
Colors Navy Blue, Red
League ECHL
Conference American
Division South
Head coach Derek Wilkinson
General manager Jeff Longo
Owner Michael Kahn
Media Affiliates B2 Networks Internet AudioVideo feeds
Captain Jan Vodrazka
Alternates Kenton Smith, Dusty Jamieson
Affiliates New York Rangers (NHL), Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL
Division Championships None
Conference Championships None
League Championships 1995-96

The Charlotte Checkers are an American ice hockey team in Charlotte, North Carolina, playing in the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League). Image File history File links CharlotteCheckers. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Charlotte Bobcats Arena (also known locally as The Uptown Arena or The CBA and for hockey uses, St. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, U.S.A.. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers, based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... AHL might be an acronym or abbreviation for: American Hockey League acylated homoserine lactones This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ...


The Checkers were founded in 1993 and played from then until 2005 in Cricket Arena. In 2005, they moved to St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. In November 2005, in a win against Florida, the Checkers set a team attendance record of 10,894. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cricket Arena is a 9,605-seat multi-purpose arena and sports venue in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charlotte Bobcats Arena (also known locally as The Uptown Arena or The CBA and for hockey uses, St. ...


Charlotte's hockey heritage dates to 1956, when the Eastern Hockey League's Baltimore Clippers moved to Charlotte after a fire destroyed part of the Baltimore team's arena. They played games in the Charlotte Coliseum (now Cricket Arena) for the balance of the season. The team decided to stay in Charlotte, adopting the Checkers nickname in 1958. The team joined the EHL's other Southern franchises in forming the Southern Hockey League in 1973, where it played until the league's demise in 1977. The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. ... The Cricket Arena is a 9,605-seat multi-purpose arena and sports venue in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


The current Checkers are named for the teams of the past, and for years were known for an orange and electric blue checkerboard pattern logo. However, it is possible that the Checkers name comes from the hockey term "checking". Checking in ice hockey is the act of physically keeping an opposing player in check. ...

Contents

History of the Charlotte Checkers

Main article: History of the Charlotte Checkers

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes


Records as of October 30, 2006. [1]

Season League Division GP W L T OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM Coach(es) Result
1993-94 ECHL East 68 39 25 0 4 0 82 0.574 281 271 1519 John Marks Lost in round 1
1994-95 ECHL East 68 37 22 0 9 0 83 0.544 274 261 1949 John Marks Lost in round 1
1995-96 ECHL East 70 45 21 0 4 0 94 0.643 294 250 2251 John Marks Won Championship
1996-97 ECHL East 70 35 28 7 0 0 77 0.550 271 267 1799 John Marks Lost in round 1
1997-98 ECHL Southeast 70 35 24 11 0 0 81 0.579 251 237 1662 John Marks Lost in round 2
1998-99 ECHL Southeast 70 29 30 11 0 0 69 0.493 221 262 1264 Shawn Wheeler Out of Playoffs
1999-00 ECHL Northeast 70 25 38 0 7 0 57 0.357 186 254 1680 Shawn Wheeler, Don MacAdam Out of Playoffs
2000-01 ECHL Northeast 72 34 26 12 0 0 80 0.556 247 252 1416 Don MacAdam Lost in round 2
2001-02 ECHL Northeast 72 41 20 11 0 0 93 0.646 256 207 1599 Don MacAdam Lost in round 2
2002-03 ECHL Northeast 72 41 28 3 0 0 85 0.590 262 234 1735 Don MacAdam Out of Playoffs
2003-04 ECHL Southern 72 31 32 9 0 0 71 0.493 206 230 1460 Don MacAdam, Derek Wilkinson Out of Playoffs
2004-05 ECHL East 72 39 26 7 0 0 85 0.590 226 219 1301 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 3
2005-06 ECHL South 72 33 34 5 0 0 71 0.493 232 254 1634 Derek Wilkinson Lost in round 3
2006-07 ECHL South 4 3 1 0 0 0 6 0.750 19 11 105 Derek Wilkinson T.B.D.
Totals 1 5 993 467 355 76 24 0 1034 0.470 3226 3209 21374 4 9/13 Playoff Seasons, 1 Championship

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Current roster

As of October 30, 2006. Taken from ECHL Website. [2]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
1 Canada Chris Holt L 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
30 United States Alex Westlund R 2006 Flemington Village, New Jersey, USA
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Canada Ryan Constant L 2006 Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba, Canada
3 United States Corey Potter R 2006 Lansing, Michigan, USA
5 Jan Vodrazka, C L 2006 Plzen, Czech Republic
6 United States Kenny Smith L 2006 Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
7 United States Matt Deschamps R 2006 Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
8 United States Dan Murphy L 2006 North Andover, Massachusetts, USA
9 United States Ren Fauci R 2006 Randolph, New Jersey, USA
17 Canada Kenton Smith L 2006 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
24 Canada Kirk DeWaele R 2006 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Forwards
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
11 United States Adam Nightingale R 2006 Cheboygan, Michigan, USA
12 Zdenek Bahensky L 2006 Most, Czech Republic
13 United States Blake Bellefeuille R 2006 Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
14 Canada Daymen Rycroft L 2006 Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada
16 Canada Bruce Graham L 2006 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
18 Canada Rick Kozak R 2006 Norway House, Manitoba, Canada
20 Canada Mike Ouellette R 2006 Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
21 Canada Nathan Gillies R 2006 Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
22 Canada Mark Lee L 2006 Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
44 Canada Dusty Jamieson L 2006 Forest, Ontario, Canada
Staff
Title Staff Member
Head Coach Derek Wilkinson
Assistant Coach Allan Egeland
Trainer Brandon Dionne
Equipment Manager Mike Brown
Public Address Announcer Brian Stickley

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Team captains

  • 2005-2006
    • C - Kenton Smith
  • 2006-2007
    • C - Jan Vodrazka

Hall of Famers

NHLers

Notable players

Retired numbers

4 - Kurt Seher


Miscellaneous

Team Highs

Infamous moments

External Links

ECHL
2006-07 teams: Alaska Aces | Augusta Lynx | Bakersfield Condors | Charlotte Checkers | Cincinnati Cyclones | Columbia Inferno | Dayton Bombers | Florida Everblades | Fresno Falcons | Gwinnett Gladiators | Idaho Steelheads | Johnstown Chiefs | Las Vegas Wranglers | Long Beach Ice Dogs | Pensacola Ice Pilots | Phoenix RoadRunners | Reading Royals | South Carolina Stingrays | Stockton Thunder | Texas Wildcatters | Toledo Storm | Trenton Titans | Utah Grizzlies | Victoria Salmon Kings | Wheeling Nailers
Planned 2007-08 teams: Mississippi Sea Wolves | Myrtle Beach Thunderboltz
Trophies and Awards: Patrick J. Kelly Cup
Related Articles: NHL | AHL | CHL | SPHL | UHL | World Cup

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