The Checkers will celebrate the outstanding contributions of women to Charlotte hockey at our International Women’s Day game on Friday, March 8.

During the 7 p.m. game against the Hershey Bears, the team will highlight and recognize all of the women that work behind the scenes in various roles to make Checkers games possible.

The game will feature two female on-ice officials, referee Hillary Brennan and linesperson Kirsten Welsh. The team will also recognize Charlotte resident June M. Kelly, who recently became the first woman inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame and is one of two women to have a professional hockey trophy, the ECHL’s June M. Kelly Award for Playoff MVP, named in her honor. Additionally, the Checkers will honor members of the Women’s National Field Hockey Team, which is based in Charlotte and recently became the first American team to qualify for the Olympics since 2016.

Doors to Bojangles Coliseum will open at 6 p.m., one hour prior to game time. Discounted ladies’ merchandise will be available online throughout the week at and throughout game night at our connector location.