The Checkers have announced a short slate of preseason games leading up to the 2016-17 regular season.

Charlotte will travel to Pennsylvania for a two-game set against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. Puck drop for both contests is 7:05 p.m.

These mark the first preseason contests for the Checkers since the 2014-15 season when they hosted the Norfolk Admirals. This also marks the first time the two clubs will face off, though the Checkers played Philadelphia’s previous affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, six times in 2010-11, winning each meeting.

The Checkers kick off the regular season one week after these preseason dates with an opening road trip to Texas.