The Calder Cup champion Charlotte Checkers will host a public celebration at Bojangles’ Coliseum this Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m.
Admission and parking are free for the event, which will feature a video presentation, remarks from team personnel and photo opportunities with the Calder Cup. Please note that the Checkers will likely be unable to hold a formal autograph session due to anticipated high demand. Players and coaches will be willing to sign autographs as they exit the ceremony through the crowd on the coliseum floor.
Season ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter the coliseum at 6 p.m. before doors open to the general public at 6:30. Parking lots open at 5 p.m. and concession stands will be open. A limited amount of exclusive Checkers championship merch will be available tonight at the merch stand.
The Checkers defeated the Chicago Wolves in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals earlier tonight to capture the first AHL championship in the team’s nine-year history in the league. This is the seventh championship in the Charlotte hockey history, as the team also won Eastern Hockey League titles in 1957, 1971 and 1972, Southern Hockey League championships in 1975 and 1976 and an ECHL championship in 1996.