In his first four games with the Charlotte Checkers, center Aleksi Saarela has appeared to make a seamless transition to his new surroundings, tallying four goals and two assists as Charlotte went 2-2.
Charlotte Checkers goalie Tom McCollum (38) posted a .944 save percentage in his first six games. The Checkers went 6-0 during that stretch and now cling to a spot in the American Hockey League playoff chase.
Charlotte Checkers left wing Connor Brickley scored three goals this weekend, leading Charlotte to a pair of wins that extended its winning streak to four games. Brickley has scored the game-winner in the Checkers’ last three wins.
Charlotte Checkers rookie center Lucas Wallmark, who has scored 16 goals over his past 31 games, earned his first recall from the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes after scoring a goal in each of the AHL team’s wins this week.