Charlotte Checkers announce home opener for upcoming season

CHARLOTTE — Grab your team jersey and cowbell: The Charlotte Checkers will return to the ice at Bojangles Coliseum this fall.

The team announced their home opener for the 2021-22 season will be Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Hershey Bears. A game is also scheduled the following night on Oct. 23.

The team expects to release its full schedule on Friday.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets can fill out and submit a form here.

A lot has happened since the team’s last full season ended in 2019, when they also won the Calder Cup.

The Checkers opted out of the 2020-21 American Hockey League season because of coronavirus concerns. Last September, they announced they were ending their AHL affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes and signing a multi-year arrangement with the Florida Panthers.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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