Overall Record: 35-20-7 (Home 20-7-3, Away 15-13-4)
Previous 10: 6-3-1
Standings: 2nd – South Division, 5th – American Conference
Charlotte is currently the hottest team in the American Conference with a 5-0-1 record in its last six games, including four wins in a row. The Checkers will travel to Elmira and Reading today and tomorrow before returning home for six in a row at Time Warner Cable Arena, where they are 11-2-1 in their last 14.
David Marshall is currently on a four-game point streak (4g, 3a) while Ryan Munce has won four straight games. Newcomers Trevor Hendrikx and David Urquhart have been great additions to fill the void on the blueline left by Julien Brouillette (Hartford), Ethan Graham (Texas), Chris Snavely (injured) and T.J. Reynolds (injured). Hendrikx scored a goal in his first game and added an assist in Sunday’s win over Gwinnett.
Mar. 11 vs. Gwinnett (W 5-4, SO)
The Checkers battled back from a two-goal third-period deficit to force overtime and win, 5-4, in a shootout over the Gwinnett Gladiators on Thursday evening. David Marshall recorded his first career hat trick and Andrew Carroll scored his league-leading fourth shootout-winning goal of the season. Ryan Munce stopped 36 shots for his third win in four tries while Gladiators goaltender Danny Taylor stopped 33 of 37 in a losing effort.
Mar. 13 vs. Gwinnett (W 4-2)
More than 11,000 fans attended the fourth annual “Pink in the Rink” and were not disappointed as the Checkers downed Gwinnett 4-2. Aaron Slattengren potted two goals and an assist while Mike Taylor chipped in with one goal and two assists. Ryan Munce stopped 28 of 30 shots en route to his 19th win of the season and fourth in his last five tries.
Mar. 14 vs. Gwinnett (W 4-2)
The Checkers fell behind by two early in the game but battled back to beat Gwinnett, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon. Charlotte has beaten division-rival Gwinnett four times in a row and own the season series with a record of 11-4-2 in 17 games. Matt Schepke scored two goals, including the game winner, while Ryan Munce stopped 22 of 24 shots for his fourth straight victory and is now 12-4-2 in his last 18 games. Tyler Doig chipped in with a goal and an assist and Mike Taylor added two helpers.
The Checkers are 5-0-1 in their last six games and 11-2-1 in their last 14 at home…Ryan Munce has won four straight games and is 5-0-1 in his last six starts…David Marshall is currently on a four-game point streak (4g, 3a)…Matt Schepke leads the team with a +20 rating and is tied with Andrew Carroll for the team lead in goals with 24…Carroll leads the ECHL with four shootout-winning goals…Julien Brouillette and Derek Couture are up with Hartford (AHL), Kenny Roche is with Providence (AHL), Ethan Graham is with Texas (AHL) while Matt Ford and Randy Rowe are with Lake Erie (AHL)…Codey Burki, Chris Chappell, Trevor Glass and Chris Snavely are on the 21-day injured reserve.
3/13 Add Trevor Hendrikx Acquired in trade with Johnstown
3/11 Add David Urquhart Assigned by Hartford (AHL)
3/8 Delete T.J. Reynolds Placed on the 3-day IR
3/6 Delete Kenny Roche Loaned to Providence (AHL)
3/3 Delete Miika Wiikman Recalled to New York Rangers
The Checkers will travel to Elmira and Reading before returning Friday to host Trenton. Ticket information can be found at www.gocheckers.com or by calling 704-342-4ICE. Fans can hear Jason Shaya call all of the action or watch the games on B2 Networks by visiting www.gocheckers.com.