Charlotte Checkers to host home game in PNC Arena
Posted October 9, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.