Hockey teams are often named after intimidating natural phenomena, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tuscaloosa Puberty. Experience the fury with today’s GrouponLive deal to see a Charlotte Checkers hockey game against the Abbotsford Heat at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday, April 7, at noon. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get one ticket for corner seating in section 102, 103, or 116 (up to a $17.85 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $12, you get one ticket for Gold seating in section 104, 107, 112, or 115 (up to a $32.15 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $15, you get one ticket for Platinum seating in section 101, 105, 106, 113, 114, or 117 (up to a $37.80 value, including all ticketing fees).<p>
In their second season as Charlotte’s hometown hockey team, the Checkers seek to lock onto a playoff berth during a pivotal Western Conference matchup against the Abbotsford Heat. As the American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Checkers feature a star-studded roster of potential NHL stars and join the Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen in a fierce three-way bout for the Midwest Division’s top spot. Wingman Chris Terry anchors the squad’s offensive attack with more than 35 assists, and goalie Mike Murphy has allowed no puck to pass without first conducting a thorough search with a metal detector.
On April 7, the Checkers’ home-ice advantage will be amplified by Fan Appreciation Day, when attendees are encouraged to dress in all black, transforming Time Warner Cable Arena into a dark, nightmarish lair for visiting players with deep-seated fears of matching T-shirts. The team will also don special black jerseys, which will be sold during an online auction after the game.
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 Time Warner Cable Arena 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.
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