CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today that team captain Jared Nightingale and rookie defenseman Mike Berube have been recalled by the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack.
Nightingale has appeared in all 16 Checkers’ games to date this season and has one goal, five assists and 52 penalty minutes. The 27-year-old Michigan native played 49 games with Hartford last season where he collected two goals, five assists and 121 minutes in penalties.
Berube, a 21-year-old rookie out of Edmonton, Alberta, has also skated in all 16 Checkers’ games this season. He notched two goals, two assists and added 23 penalty minutes. He is currently tied for the team-lead in the plus-minus category with a +11 rating.
Both players are under contract with Hartford and were assigned to the Checkers to begin the season.
The Checkers (10-4-2-0) will host Gwinnett today at Time Warner Cable Arena. Game time is 2 p.m. and ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4-ICE or visiting www.gocheckers.com
Notes: The Checkers are 4-2-1 on the road this season…Tkaczuk now has 15 points (5g, 10a) in eight games and is on a six-game point streak (5g, 7a)…Kenny Roche has seven goals in his last six games…Michel Leveille leads the team in scoring with 23 pts (10g, 13a) in 16 games…Derek Couture remains on loan to Hartford, Matt Ford remains with Lake Erie (AHL) and defenseman Ethan Graham is with Norfolk (AHL)…Trevor Glass remains on the 21-day injured reserve.