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The Charlotte Checkers celebrate their game 5 win in Charlotte. (photo by LTD)

With the Charlotte Checkers moving on in the AHL playoffs, the team has been the focus of several news articles.  Hockeymom marked a few links for us to share.



Bears have Checked out - Lebanon Daily News
Feeling the momentum from Fahey's goal, the Bears had thoughts of taking the series to its limit, but Charlotte - like it did throughout the series - responded.

Charlotte ends Bears' season with series-clinching 4-2 win - Sports
"We didn't want to change anything," Dodge said. "I thought that we controlled the tempo of the game pretty well. Even though Hershey got the tying goal, we had had some chances, so we wanted to continue doing what we were doing."

Blanchard: Hershey Bears vs Charlotte Checkers |
Charlotte Checkers Nicolas Blanchard celebrates after scoring the game and series winning goal in overtime past Hershey Bears goalie Braden Holtby giving the Checkers a 2-1 victory in Game 6 of the East Division semifinals at the Giant Center in Derry Township. PAUL CHAPLIN, The Patriot-News

Photos from Game 6 in Hershey -

Charlotte Checkers eliminate Hershey Bears with Game 6 OT win |
The Hershey Bears celebrated a Giant Center first by clinching the Calder Cup on home ice last season. There was another first for the building Sunday night when the Charlotte Checkers defeated Hershey 2-1 in overtime in Game 6 of the East Division semifinals. It marked the first time that the Bears, who lost the best-of-seven series 4-2, were eliminated...

Hershey Eliminated from Playoffs by 2-1 OT Loss
It wasn’t Hershey’s year this year. As sad as it is, Hershey fans have been spoiled by their team. Eleven Calder Cup Championships will help the organization hold its head high even though we will not be watching Bears hockey in May for once

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself " Chirps from Center Ice
Catch 22 for Pens fans. Yes, the Bears are out. But, they won 11 Calder Cups and three in the last five. The fact that the Checkers basically knocked them out is disconcerting. | Checkers oust two-time champs in OT
Nicolas Blanchard buried his second goal of the postseason only 1:30 into overtime, and Charlotte eliminated the two-time defending Calder Cup champions on Sunday with a 2-1 road win over Hershey in Game 6 of their opening-round series. | The American Hockey League | Penguins-Checkers schedule set

Checkers advance - David Lee, Red and Black hockey
Just 36 seconds into the game, Brett Sutter scored his second goal in as many games to give the Checkers the early lead. Zac Dalpe and Zach Boychuk assisted on the goal, which stood as the game’s only goal for more than 53 minutes. Boychuk has tallied at least one point in every playoff game this season. He’s the only player in the East and one of only two players in the entire AHL to have a six-game points streak.

TwitLonger: On this Easter day, I feel it would be a good idea to perhaps share some Easter cheer with you all- Bobby Goepfert tries his hand at poetry....
But apparently my heart grew 3 sizes this day, atleast thats what the children in chocolate town would say. Running in the halls, I ran full of bliss, throwing rieces pieces, rolos and the occassional Hershey Kiss. Shouting and screaming Happy Easter to all, "Theres an egg behind the maids cart 50 feet down the hall!"