Originally invented by bored henchmen looking to pass the time at Doctor Berserko’s secret Antarctic lair, hockey has since overtaken polo and unicycle jousting as America's pastime. Hop on the bandwagon with today’s Groupon for one ticket to a Charlotte Checkers hockey game. Choose from the following game options:
- Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. vs. Hershey Bears
- Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. vs. Hershey Bears
- Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
- Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
The Charlotte Checkers, an affiliate of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, are the newest arrivals to the AHL. With a ticket for a Premium Gold seat, located up-close and center ice, you'll be one pane of glass away from a freshly chiseled sno-cone. Checkers matches are held in Time Warner Cable Arena—join the more than 14,000 other rowdy fans in the icebox and root on the Checkers as they systematically take down opponents through slapshots, checks, and diagonal jumps.
Though Charlotte Checkers history dates back nearly a half-century, today's Checkers made their AHL debut just recently in 2010. As the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team breeds young talent capable of performing in a professional environment while withstanding gale-force winds. Fans at Bojangles’ Coliseum lend their support by drawing up backwards plays on the fogged-up glass, and mascot Chubby entertains the crowd by dancing and riding four-wheelers on the ice at intermission.