The Charlotte Checkers is a minor league ice hockey team based out of Charlotte, North Carolina that competes in the American Hockey League's South Division of the Western Conference. Founded in 1990, the team wasoriginallycalled the Capital District Islanders from 1990 to 1993, then the Albany River Rats from 1993 to 2010. An affiliate of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, the Checkers has built a solid reputation for producing players who go on to havesuccessfulcareers in the majors.
The wildest weekly event in underground Charlotte is also the longest running! Every Thursday night @ Snug Harbor! D.J. Chaka Wolf Fever (a.k.a. Scott Weaver) spins a killer variety of ROCK-N-ROLL and DANCE music and a cast of hot go-go pirates gyrate the night away! Our resident punk-drag artist, Bethann Phetamine brings the rockin show with a healthy dose of camp! Cherry Von Bomb adds the burlesque glamour and special guest performers, monthly theme parties and the occasional contest add to the fun!