Friday, October 17, 2008


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Checkers will celebrate their home opener which is festively titled Nightmare on Trade Street in just 15 days as the home opener lands on Halloween night at 8:00 p.m. against the Augusta Lynx.

In conjunction with the Halloween home opener, Checkers vice president Shawn Lynch is thrilled to announce a special ticket offer. Using people can purchase tickets to opening night for a special discounted price which includes a ticket and a Checkers trick or treat gift bag. For more information, please contact the Checkers ticket office 704-342-4-ICE. Make sure to check the for future offers.

The night will consist of many different festivities including a costume contest, trick or treating on the main concourse, a pre-carved pumpkin contest and much more. For additional information on Nightmare on Trade Street, please visit

The Checkers open the season on a six game road swing before the home opener. On Friday, Oct. 17 the team will battle the Florida Everblades twice in as many nights. The Checkers will travel to Mississippi to take on the Sea Wolves the following week for three games before finishing off the trip with a game against the Gwinnett Gladiators. Games can be heard on the team’s official radio station WFNZ or by logging onto

The Checkers are getting ready for their 16th season of play as a member of the ECHL. Opening night will take place on Halloween against the Augusta Lynx at a special 8 p.m. start. In the team’s 15-year history, the Checkers have made the playoffs 11 times including four consecutive playoff appearances to date. The Checkers are entering their fourth season of play at Time Warner Cable Arena. Season tickets are on sale now with full-season packages starting at just $396. For season ticket information, please call 704-342-4-ICE or visit

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Jason Shaya


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