Charlotte Checkers defenseman Roland McKeown, right, is ranked fourth in the American Hockey League with a 21-plus rating. That means the Checkers have scored 21 more goals than they’ve allowed this season with McKeown, 21, on the ice.
Charlotte Checkers defenseman Roland McKeown, right, is ranked fourth in the American Hockey League with a 21-plus rating. That means the Checkers have scored 21 more goals than they’ve allowed this season with McKeown, 21, on the ice. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Charlotte Checkers defenseman Roland McKeown, right, is ranked fourth in the American Hockey League with a 21-plus rating. That means the Checkers have scored 21 more goals than they’ve allowed this season with McKeown, 21, on the ice. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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