• Charlotte Checkers will celebrate home opener with championship banner raising ceremony

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    The Charlotte Checkers, the reigning Calder Cup champions, are back in action for the 2019-20 season. The team will host its first two home games against Bridgeport on Friday and Saturday at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

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    To kick off the new season at home, a championship banner raising ceremony will take before Friday’s game.

    The ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. with a video tribute to the team’s first American Hockey League championship.

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the first 2,500 fans to arrive will receive a free replica mini championship banner.

    The game will begin at 7 p.m.

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    Following the ceremony, the Calder Cup trophy will be on display in the coliseum’s Red Line Club restaurant throughout the night.

    Tickets start at $18.50 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office.

    For more information, check out gocheckers.com.

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