This season the Checkers have acquired some amazing flow. Not to be outdone in the hair department by any other team, the Checkers have signed defenseman, and keeper of the sickest Checker flow yet, Brandon Gentile to a PTO. Gentile turns 25 in April, and is a left-shot, defensive defenseman, from Clarkston, Michigan. He began his career with the U.S. National Under-18 Team then took the college route attending Michigan State for four years. From college he then played for the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators, IHL’s Flint Generals, ECHL Alaska Ace’s, and then comes to us fresh off of a PTO with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. We can’t be absolutely positive, but he may also be Thor in is free time.
Now, for the goalie situation. We all know being a Checkers tendy has been pretty wild as of late, but now it seems the waters have gone still. Both Justin Peters and John Muse have been reassigned to their respective teams. Everyone is finally healthy and moves had to be made. We first of all want to thank Muse, for his tremendous work while in Charlotte that earned him the nickname “Muses”. We don’t think anyone could have expected how phenomenal he’d be between the pipes for the Checkers. On the flip side, we’re happy to see the original CLT goalie tandem reunited for the first time in three months. It’s been so long in fact some have almost forgotten Justin Peters started the season with us. Hopefully he’ll step right back in and be in his November state that earned him the AHL goalie of the month. The reassignment of Peters also means a couple more things. 1) The Hurricanes are no longer entertaining the idea of sending Brian Boucher down for a conditioning stint, and 2) the Checkers no longer run the risk of Justin Peters not making their Clear Day roster.
Don’t forget to check out the Checkers’ article on the situation as well here.