Russian player Andrei Svechnikov, the presumptive No. 2 pick in this month's NHL draft, visited the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving a glimpse into his likely future -- and the team's.
Scenes from Wednesday's Charlotte Checkers - Bridgeport Sound Tigers game at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The AHL team played without fans due to dangerous driving conditions caused by snow left by Winter Storm Inga.
Checkers players Kyle Hagel and Trevor Carrick along with assistant coach and former player Geordie Kinnear give an intimate look into fighting in the sport of hockey and the culture of respect it creates.
Kyle Hagel, the enforcer for the Charlotte Checkers hockey team, is fighting to increase literacy at McClintock Middle School through his Stick to Reading program and more recently a book club for boys.