Charlotte Checkers hockey: The Checkers came from behind to beat the host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 7-3, sweeping their first-round American Hockey League playoff series in three games. It’s the team’s first AHL playoff series sweep.
Short takes: Amazon’s “Bosch” is a bingeable fill-in for Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” People of Las Vegas dealt a bad hand with cancellation of Canelo Alvarez - Gennady Golovkin boxing match. Utah Jazz assistant Quin Snyder is underrated.
Because of its place on the calendar, the Drake Relays has always been at the mercy of the weather. After a miserable spring in Iowa, the organizers of this weekend's meet couldn't have asked for better conditions.
The Charlotte Checkers defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in first round action of the American Hockey League playoffs at Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte, NC on Friday, April 21, 2018.