Photo: Texas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell received his first NHL call-up to the parent Dallas Stars and played in his first NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings (courtesy of John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)
</p> Back in October, the Charlotte Checkers were homeless.
With renovations ongoing at Bojangles Coliseum, the Checkers didn’t play a home game until mid-November.
“I think we really bonded during that time,” Checkers defenseman Trevor Carrick said. “When you spend that much time playing away from home, it really builds a team.”
And that team is now threatening to take over the Central Division of the AHL.
The Checkers have gone 8-1-0-1 in their past 10 games and are within two games of overtaking the Rockford IceHogs for first in the division.… read more