The Charlotte Checkers and the Norfolk Admirals will take part in the GEICO Challenge Cup duiring the 2011-12 season with eight matchups.
The series opens on Friday, Oct 7th @ Norfolk and finishes on Sunday, March 18th @ Charlotte.
In the 2010-11 Season, the Checkers met the Admirals twelve times and won seven games.
Flags to wave proudly, travel mugs, winter hats and more to be given away this season @ Charlotte Checkers games!
Opening night is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 and the first 3,500 fans will receive a 3’ x 5’ house flag, courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Magnet schedules will also be given out to the first 7,000 fans in attendance, courtesy of Presbyterian Hospital.
Back by popular demand are season-long promotions, such as Sunday Coke Family Four Packs (four tickets, four hot dogs and four Cokes for only $60, plus fees), Skate With the Team, presented by Extreme Ice Center and Wet Your Whistle Weekdays, which feature $3.50 12oz. Bud Light drafts.
Family Four Packs, presented by Coca-Cola
4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Cokes and a Coke coupon for $60 every Sunday home game
Checkers will wear specialty black jerseys. Fans encouraged to wear black. The jerseys will be auctioned Apr. 6
Wet Your Whistle Weekday
$3.50 12oz. Bud Lights every weekday (Mon-Thurs) game
Skate with the Team, presented by Extreme Ice Center
Fans can skate with the Checkers after the game on 10/16, 11/27, 1/15, 3/18
Discounts and special themes for college students – 11/18, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/24, 4/5
Full promotion schedule:
Sat 10/15 vs. PEO – Opening Night / House flags to first 3,500, courtesy of Time Warner Cable / Magnet schedules to first 7,000, courtesy of Presbyterian Hospital
Sun 10/16 vs. PEO – Coke Family Four Packs / Skate with the Team / Magnet schedules to first 3,000, courtesy of Presbyterian Hospital
Fri 10/21 vs. HOU – Black Friday
Sat 10/22 vs. HOU – Checkers travel mug giveaway to first 2,000, courtesy of team dentist Dr. Larry Seitlin / Hemby Cup charity game / Faith Night feat. post-game concert – Seventh Vessel
Sun 10/23 vs. NOR – Coke Family Four Packs / Halloween game – kids dress up for trick-or-treating
Fri 11/18 vs. RFD – Black Friday / College Night / Career Fair
Sun 11/20 vs. RFD – Military Appreciation Night, presented by Goodrich Corporation / Rack pack collection / Coke Family Four Pack
Sat 11/26 vs. MIL – Share the Warmth, presented by Piedmont Natural Gas
Sun 11/27 vs. MIL – Coke Family Four Packs / Skate with the Team
Wed 11/30 vs. TEX – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Sat 12/3 vs. TEX – Winter hat giveaway to first 3,000 / Horizon Eye Care Night
Sun 12/4 vs. LE – Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Presbyterian Hospital / Coke Family Four Packs
Mon 12/5 vs. LE – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thu 12/15 vs. CHI – College Night – Rock Night / Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Fri 12/16 vs. CHI – Black Friday
Sun 12/18 vs. OKC – Arts for Life art supply drive / Coke Family Four Packs
Tue 12/20 vs. OKC – Cheesy Holiday Sweater Night / Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Tue 1/3 vs. SAN – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Wed 1/4 vs. SAN – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Wed 1/11 vs. HER – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thu 1/12 vs. HER – College Night – Best of YouTube / Guys Night Out / Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Sun 1/15 vs. GR – Team poster giveaway to first 2,500 / Chubby’s Birthday / Coke Family Four Pack / Skate with the Team
Tue 1/17 vs. GR – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thu 1/26 vs. RFD – College Night – Greek Night / Guys Night Out / Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Fri 1/27 vs. RFD – Race Night / Girl Scout Night
Sun 2/12 vs. NOR – Team poster giveaway to first 2,500 / Coke Family Four Packs
Fri 2/24 vs. OKC – Hockey Fights Cancer Night / Black Friday / Boy Scout Sleepover Night
Sat 2/25 vs. OKC – Pink in the Rink, presented by Presbyterian Hospital / Pink premium giveaway item TBA
Sat 3/10 vs. CHI – Time Warner Cable Customer Appreciation Night / Premium giveaway TBA / Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive / United Way charity game
Sun 3/11 vs. CHI – Salute to Heroes charity game / Coke Family Four Packs
Fri 3/16 vs. NOR – Black Friday
Sun 3/18 vs. NOR – Pooch Party / Coke Family Four Packs / Skate with the Team
Tue 3/20 vs. PEO – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Wed 3/21 vs. PEO – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Tue 4/3 vs. MIL – Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Thu 4/5 vs. MIL – College Night – Pajama Party / Wet Your Whistle Weekday
Fri 4/6 vs. ABB – Fan Appreciation Night / Black Friday / Black jersey auction
Sun 4/8 vs. ABB – Easter Sunday – Easter egg hunt on the concourse / Coke Family Four Packs
The Checkers will open training camp on Monday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. with the first of eight on-ice sessions open to the public at Extreme Ice Center.
The full schedule is as follows (all times subject to change):
Mon, Sept. 26 - 10 a.m. to noon
Tue, Sept. 27 - 10 a.m. to noon
Wed, Sept. 28 - 10 a.m. to noon
Thu, Sept. 29 - 10 a.m. to noon
Fri, Sept. 30 - Preseason game vs. Lake Erie, 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 1 - Preseason game vs. Lake Erie, 1 p.m.
Sun, Oct. 2 - Off
Mon, Oct. 3 - 10 a.m. to noon
Tue, Oct. 4 - 10 a.m. to noon
Wed, Oct. 5 - 10 a.m. to noon
Thu, Oct. 6 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tickets for the pre-seaon game are $10 for season ticket holders & $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased @ Extreme Ice Center or through Ticketmaster beginning Thurs, Sept 8th.
The Carolina Hurricanes have assigned 7 players to the Charltote Checkers:
Fowards: Nicolas Blanchard, Mike McKenzie, Cedric McNicoll, Jared Staal, Justin Shugg
Defensemen: Michal Jordan, Rasmus Rissanen
The Hurricanes have 36 players in their current training camp that include 2010-11 Charlotte Checkers players: Zach Boychuck, Brett Sutter, Jon Matsumoto, Riley Nash, Drayson Bowman, Zac Dalpe, Bobby Sanguinetti, Mike Murphy,
The Charlotte Checkers and Husqvarna have teamed up to announce “15 Days of Giving,” a daily community service program within the Charlotte area from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15.
Throughout the 15-day program, the Checkers and Husqvarna will contribute to local non-profit organizations by volunteering time, making monetary donations and holding food and clothing drives, among other community service initiatives.
For more information on the program, email email@example.com or call 704-342-4423.