Anas, Hofer lead Springfield in Game 1

Sam Anas scored twice and Joel Hofer made 35 saves as the Springfield Thunderbirds opened the Atlantic Division Finals with a 6-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers at the MassMutual Center on Sunday afternoon.

Checkers silence pesky Isles

Joey Daccord made 23 saves and Max McCormick scored his first three career postseason goals, sending the Charlotte Checkers into the next round with a 4-0 win over Bridgeport on Monday night.

Holmstrom leads Islanders over Checkers

Simon Holmstrom scored his first of two goals with 4:37 remaining in regulation as Bridgeport staved off elimination with a 3-2 win in Charlotte on Saturday afternoon.

Checkers win wild one in 2OT

Zac Dalpe completed his first career playoff hat trick with 3:36 gone in the second overtime as Charlotte prevailed, 7-6, in a wild Game 2 at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport.

Late goal lifts Checkers in Game 1

Gustav Olofsson scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:20 to play as Charlotte shook off the rust and defeated Bridgeport, 3-2, in Game 1 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series on Tuesday.

Division leaders ready to shake off rust

Rest? Rust? Both? Who knows? Let’s see. The Charlotte Checkers, Stockton Heat, and Utica Comets all play their first postseason games tonight following extended time off.

Checkers preparing for high-stakes weekend

The Charlotte Checkers have two games remaining on their regular season schedule and then they are headed for the Calder Cup Playoffs. Beyond that – what position they will end up in, who they will play, when they will play, how many rounds they will have to play – hinges on a high-stakes weekend.