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Charlotte Checkers Continue Best Start in Franchise History with 4-1 Win in Home-Opener

November 4th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
By Chris Warner

The Charlotte Checkers won their home-opener 4-1 against the visiting Chicago Wolves, adding another win to the best start in franchise history. The Charlotte Checkers came into the game second in the Western Conference with a 6-2-1 record (13 total points and one point behind the Abbotsford Heat) despite playing their first nine games on the road.

'Drayson Bowman' photo (c) 2011, Benjamin Reed - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Charlotte Checkers won today behind second-period goals from Drayson Bowman (his ninth of the season assisted by Brett Bellemore and Bobby Sanguinetti), Zach Boychuk (his sixth of the season assisted by Bobby Sanguinetti and Justin Faulk) and Brett Sutter (his fifth assisted by Jerome Sampson and Justin Krueger). The Checker's fourth goal was scored by Riley Nash (his second of the season assisted by Justin Faulk and Justin Peters) 5:27 into the third period.   

The Charlotte Checkers also got tremendous goaltending from starting goaltender Justin Peters. Peters recorded a point with the secondary assist on Riley Nash's third period goals and also made 27 saves on 28 shots faced. Overall the Checker's offense recorded 34 total shots on goal.

The Charlotte Checkers take to the ice again Tuesday, November 6 against the visiting Chicago Wolves. 

Tags: bobby sanguinetti, Carolina, Carolina Hurricanes, Drayson Bowman, Hockey, Jerome Sampson, Justin Faulk, NHL, Riley Nash, Zach Boychuk

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