Hockey

Charlotte Checkers to host home game in PNC Arena

Posted October 9, 2012

— Although it's unclear when the Carolina Hurricanes may take the ice in 2012, hockey will return to Raleigh's PNC Arena Jan. 6 when the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers host the Norfolk Admirals. 

Tickets for the Sunday game will go on sale to Hurricanes and Checkers season ticket holders Oct. 29, with sales to the general public opening up at 10 a.m. Nov. 1, the Checkers announced Tuesday. 

There are four price categories for the game, ranging from $15 in the club corners to $100 for ice-level seats. Center-ice seating in the lower level and club level is set and $35, and seats in the north and south end zones are $20. 

Depending on when the NHL lockout ends, several Hurricanes could be a part of the Checkers' roster in January. In September, Canes General Manager Jim Rutherford assigned 28 players to the Checkers roster, including Jeff Skinner, Zach Boychuk, Jerome Samson, Jared Staal, Brett Sutter and Justin Faulk. 

Now in its fourth week, the lockout has forced many players to head overseas to play on month-to-month contracts. Others who are eligible to play at the lower levels opened training camp last week with American Hockey League affiliates.

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  • gt_football Oct 10, 1:08 p.m.

    Used to go see the Checkers when they were in the East Coast Hockey league at Independence Arena. Those were the days!!

  • americaneel Oct 10, 12:27 p.m.

    The whiner line is overloaded...

  • kornfan2448 Oct 10, 11:03 a.m.

    They are jacking up the prices since some of the Canes players are playing for them.

    — Posted by evenflow2005

    True indeed. However, as fans, we pay to see those guys play as Canes, NOT Checkers. If they want to make what they normally make, they need to settle their dispute. Until then, if they play with the Checkers, they should get paid accordingly.

  • ncstatefan13 Oct 10, 9:33 a.m.

    Sorry, as much as I'd like to see some hockey, I'm not putting another penny in the Owner's pockets until the lockout is settled.

  • Gunnstigator Oct 10, 8:09 a.m.

    They are jacking up the prices since some of the Canes players are playing for them.

    — Posted by evenflow2005

    All the more reason STHs should get tickets free or at a deeper discount. We already paid to... View More

    — Posted by busyb97

    Very true! The Canes are pricing this game out of reach, or out of a price most will be willing to pay.

  • busyb97 Oct 9, 11:27 p.m.

    They are jacking up the prices since some of the Canes players are playing for them.

    — Posted by evenflow2005

    All the more reason STHs should get tickets free or at a deeper discount. We already paid to see those players!

  • evenflow2005 Oct 9, 9:36 p.m.

    They are jacking up the prices since some of the Canes players are playing for them.

  • Ohprah Oct 9, 6:50 p.m.

    Should do several games during the lockout.
    Free for full season ticket holders, $5 for mini-plan and $12 for everyone else.
    These prices they have listed are ridiculous.
    NOBODY is going to pay that!

  • Flagship Thorpedoed Oct 9, 5:25 p.m.

    Seems a bit pricy for a minor league game.

    — Posted by Wags

    It is. I used to attend Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) games back in '06 and '07. You could sit on the glass for $20. I somehow doubt the AHL is drawing that much more demand as to justify a 500% price increase in 5 years.

  • Gunnstigator Oct 9, 5:12 p.m.

    I agree with posters who think the tix are too expensive, and the Canes should definitely do something for STH'ers. As hungry as fans are for hockey, I'm not sure they'll be willing to poney up the $$$ to see an AHL game.

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