AHL team just 3 hours from parent club
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After more than a year of trying, the Carolina Hurricanes are getting their wish: Their top minor-league affiliate is going to North Carolina.
Michael Kahn, owner of Charlotte's ECHL team, announced Wednesday that he's purchased the Albany River Rats and will move the money-losing American Hockey League club from upstate New York for next season.
They'll be called the Charlotte Checkers -- the same name the lower-tier ECHL team has had -- and play in the downtown ...
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