The Checkers wrapped up a busy home stand with a stellar week, sweeping the Penguins and taking three of four points from the Monsters to continue their ascent up the division standings.

Week in Review

Team Statistics

  • Overall record
  • Home record
  • Road record
  • Last week's record
  • Last 10 games
  • Division Standings
  • Conference Standings
  • League Standings

Checkers 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4

The Checkers and Penguins went back-and-forth throughout their Tuesday night matchup, with the visitors taking an early 2-0 lead before Charlotte racked up four unanswered tallies, only for the Penguins to even things up with a pair in the third. It was Cole Schwindt who came through as the hero, however, capitalizing on a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton turnover and lighting the lamp with 91 seconds to play to lift the Checkers to victory. Full recap

Checkers 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1

The following night’s rematch was a much more lopsided affair, with the Checkers striking early and never looking back. Led by two helpers from Serron Noel and 22 saves from Joey Daccord, Charlotte coasted to a big 4-1 victory. Full recap

Checkers 4, Cleveland 2

The Checkers kept their winning ways rolling as they welcomed Cleveland to town for the first time, shaking off an early deficit to bury the Monsters 4-2 behind 26 saves from Spencer Knight. Full recap

Checkers 5, Cleveland 6 (OT)

The Checkers kept their winning ways rolling as they welcomed Cleveland to town for the first time, shaking off an early deficit to bury the Monsters 4-2 behind 26 saves from Spencer Knight. Full recap

Three Stars Of The Week


3rd Star

Cole Schwindt

2g, 2a

2nd Star

Kole Lind

2g, 4a

1st Star

Connor Carrick

1g, 5a



This past week saw the Checkers rattle off their longest win streak of the season when they notched four consecutive victories. While that streak came to an end with Sunday’s overtime loss to Cleveland, the Checkers have earned a point in each of their last five games - a new high mark for the season.


The Checkers’ recent hot streak has seen them gain ground in the jam-packed Atlantic Division standings. Picking up a point on Sunday pushed Charlotte’s points percentage just above the Hershey Bears’ to lift the Checkers into fourth place. They currently sit .006 percentage points behind the third-place Wolf Pack, while Providence holds second place with a .610 mark and Springfield reigns atop the division with a .628 percentage. The Checkers will have another chance to rise up the standings this weekend, as they face the Bruins on Friday and the Thunderbirds on Saturday.


Kole Lind’s three-point outburst on Sunday was just the latest in a string of strong offensive performances for the forward. Lind is currently on a seven-game point streak, the longest by a Checker this season and tied for the longest active streak in the AHL. This red-hot run has seen Lind rack up 18 points over his last 16 games in a Charlotte sweater, and he has found the score sheet in 14 of his last 16 games.


Lind isn’t the only one on an offensive tear right now. Connor Carrick lit up the Monsters on Sunday with four helpers - setting a new career single-high for assists and points along the way - and has now racked up 15 points over his last 16 games. In fact, since Jan. 15 only one defenseman in the AHL has recorded more points than Carrick.


Alexander True follows up his own pass and pulls of a slick move to light the lamp in Saturday's win!


  • Zac Dalpe and Scott Wilson are both tied for 10th in the AHL in goals (19)
  • Cole Schwindt leads all rookies and is tied for fourth overall in plus-minus (+18)
  • Kole Lind ranks third in the AHL in penalty minutes (98)
  • Zac Dalpe ranks ninth in the AHL in shots on goal (126)
  • Cale Fleury is tied for the league lead in shorthanded assists (3)
  • Cole Schwindt is tied for eighth among AHL rookies in goals (13)
  • Logan Hutsko is tied for seventh among AHL rookies in assists (23)
  • Henry Bowlby is tied for sixth among AHL rookies in plus-minus (+11)
  • Serron Noel is tied for sixth among AHL rookies in penalty minutes (51)
  • Cole Schwindt is tied for the lead among AHL rookies in shorthanded goals (2)
  • Connor Carrick is tied for second among AHL defensemen in goals (8), tied for 10th in assists (20) and tied for seventh in points (28)
  • Connor Carrick is tied for the league lead among defensemen in power-play goals (4) and is tied for second in shorthanded goals (1)
  • Christopher Gibson is tied for third in the AHL in shorthanded assists (2)


  • Cale Fleury - Out since 2/20
  • Aleksi Heponiemi - Out since 2/19
  • Grigori Denisenko - Out since 1/15
  • Gustav Olofsson - Out since 1/12
  • Max Gildon - Out since 12/19
  • Chris Gibson - Out since 12/3
  • John Ludvig - Out since 11/12



  • Feb. 17 - Chase Priskie - Assigned from Florida (NHL)
  • Feb. 12 - Matt Kiersted - Assigned from Allen (ECHL)


  • None

Coming Up

Friday, February 25 at 7:05 pm - Checkers at Providence

Saturday, February 26 at 7:05 pm - Checkers at Springfield

Sunday, February 27 at 3 pm - Checkers at Bridgeport

By the Numbers

Power play 20.9% 10th
Penalty kill 81.7% 11th
Goals per game 3.45 5th
Shots per game 28.96 21st
Goals allowed per game 2.96 11th
Shots allowed per game 29.17 10th
Penalty minutes per game 12.49 17th


Points Kole Lind (33), Logan Hutsko (32), Scott Wilson (31)
Goals Zac Dalpe, Scott Wilson (19), Kole Lind (16)
Assists Logan Hutsko (23), Connor Carrick (20), Three tied (17)
Power play goals Zac Dalpe, Kole Lind (7), Connor Carrick, Scott Wilson (4)
Shorthanded goals Cole Schwindt (2), Six tied (1)
Game-winning goals Scott Wilson (4), Max McCormick, Grigori Denisenko, Carsen Twarynski (3)
Shots on goal Zac Dalpe (126), Connor Carrick (108), Scott Wilson (97)
Penalty minutes Kole Lind (98), Connor Carrick (65), Serron Noel (51)
Plus/minus Cole Schwindt (+18), Max McCormick (+12), Henry Bowlby (+11)
Wins Joey Daccord (9)
Goals-against average Joey Daccord (2.62)
Save percentage Joey Daccord (.911)