The Charlotte Checkers will face the Hershey Bears in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The best-of-seven Atlantic Division Final matchup begins with Games 1 and 2 at Bojangles’ Coliseum this Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, at 6 p.m., respectively. The series then moves to Hershey for as many as three more games, with Charlotte set to host Games 6 and 7 on Sunday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 14, if necessary.

A full series schedule can be found below:

GAME DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
1
2
3
4
5*
6*
7*
Friday
Saturday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Sunday
Tuesday
May 3
May 4
May 7
May 8
May 10
May 12
May 14
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
Bojangles' Coliseum
Bojangles' Coliseum
Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA
Bojangles' Coliseum
Bojangles' Coliseum
* if necessary

The regular-season champion Checkers, who advanced to the next round by defeating the Providence Bruins 3-1 in the best-of-five Atlantic Division Semifinal series, now face the No. 3 seed in their division. In the regular season, Charlotte went 1-2-1 in the four-game, regular-season series against Hershey, which defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in five games in the playoffs' first round.

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are on sale now via Ticketmaster and the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office. The “if necessary” Games 6 and 7 in Charlotte will go on sale this Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m.

All second-round home playoff games will feature concession specials including $2 hot dogs, popcorn and domestic draught beer as well as select craft beer draughts for $4. Additional promotions will be announced in the coming days.
Paul Branecky
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The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.