Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

GAMEDAY: vs. Charlotte 11/23


Who: Charlotte Checkers

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 7:05 p.m.

Last Game: Last night in Springfield, the Pens won 4-2 for their sixth straight win. Casey DeSmith stopped 40 shots for the Pens and Thomas DiPauli scored his first goal of the season. For Charlotte, the Checkers were in Allentown last night and lost 5-4 in overtime. Jake Bean scored a pair of goals and Janne Kuokkanen had a pair fo assists.

Record: For WBS: 11-5-1-1 (24 pts., 2nd place Atlantic Division) // For CHA: 6-7-3-0 (15 pts., 7th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Jordan Deckard / Brett Roeland

Linesmen: Tyler Loftus / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: Mike Vellucci guided the Charlotte Checkers to the best overall record last season and a Calder Cup Championship last June. He’s now on the opposing bench with a team that coming into the weekend has won five straight. They go head to head tonight with the Penguins gunning for their seventh win in a row.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever. // Tonight’s game will also be televised locally on WBRE-28.

Promotion(s): Country Night. I don’t know if that means you can your horse with you to the game or if they will let you bring in a tumbleweed. I wouldn’t wear spurs, if I were you.

Other Game to Watch: Syracuse handed Hartford the Wolf Pack’s second loss of their season on Wednesday, the Wolf Pack are looking to get revenge tonight.

Next Five Games: vs. LV 11/27, @ LV 11/29, vs. BRI 11/30, vs. TEX 12/6, vs. TEX 12/7

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