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.
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.
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.
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