The Charlotte Checkers today announced their first-round playoff schedule against the Providence Bruins.

The best-of-five Atlantic Division Semifinal matchup will begin with Games 1 and 2 in Providence on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, respectively, before moving to Charlotte for Game 3 on Wednesday, April 24, followed by Games 4 and 5 on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, if necessary.

Home Game Schedule
GAME DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
1
2
3
4*
5*
Saturday
Sunday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
April 20
April 21
April 24
April 26
April 27
7:05 p.m.
5:05 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
Providence
Providence
Charlotte
Charlotte
Charlotte
* if necessary

This marks the first-ever playoff meeting between Charlotte, the league’s regular-season champions with a record of 51-17-8, and Providence, the Atlantic’s No. 4 seed which is 38-26-11 with one game left to play. Each team won four games in the eight-game season series, with two of Charlotte’s losses coming in overtime (4-2-2).

Charlotte concluded the best regular-season in team history with a 2-1 win over Cleveland on Friday. They enter the postseason on a three-game win streak and with 17 wins in their last 21 games dating back to Feb. 22.

Individual tickets for all three Checkers home playoff games are available now via Ticketmaster and the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office. All first-round games will feature concession specials including $2 hot dogs, popcorn and domestic draught beer and $4 craft draught beer. “Pay-as-we-Play” ticket packages requiring no money up front and guaranteeing the best seats throughout the postseason are also available now. To learn more, click here.
Paul Branecky
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The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.