Charlotte Checkers training camp update: Day four in pictures

First, some photos from camp today.

Matt Marquart (and his hair) score on Charlotte Checkers goaltender extraordinaire Mike Murphy. (Photo - J. Propst)

Matt Marquart (and his hair) score on Charlotte Checkers goaltender extraordinaire Mike Murphy. (Photo – J. Propst)

Beau Schmitz participates in Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo - J. Propst)

Beau Schmitz participates in Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo – J. Propst)

Stefan Della Rovere, Beau Schmitz, Mark Flood and Jesse Deckert participate in a Charlotte Checkers training camp drill.  (Photo - J. Propst)

Stefan Della Rovere, Beau Schmitz, Austin Levi and Jesse Deckert participate in a Charlotte Checkers training camp drill. (Photo – J. Propst)

Adam Brace, signed to an AHL contract over the summer, participates in his first Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo - J. Propst)

Adam Brace, signed to an AHL contract over the summer, participates in his first Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo – J. Propst)

Brodry Sutter, who served as the captain of the Hurricanes at the Traverse City tournament, participates in a drill at Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo - J. Propst)

Brodry Sutter, who served as the captain of the Hurricanes at the Traverse City tournament, participates in a drill at Charlotte Checkers training camp. (Photo – J. Propst)

A few training camp thoughts and observations: 

  • Currently, there are 7 defensemen, three goalies and 13 forwards participating in training camp, including Stefan Della Rovere, who is still unsigned.
  • In Raleigh, the following players are considered to be “on the bubble” as far as making the Hurricanes roster:  Brett Bellemore, Ryan Murphy and Matt Corrente at defense, and Chris Terry, Zac Dalpe, Jeremy Welsh, Brett Sutter, Riley Nash and Nathan Gerbe.  What does that mean for Charlotte?  Well, two of the defenseman and probably three or four of the forwards will probably end up in Charlotte depending on waivers.  All but Welsh will have to clear waivers to be assigned.
  • The Hurricanes cuts could happen as early as Friday night, following the Hurricanes final preseason game in Raleigh.
  • So who makes the Checkers team after camp?  It’s still too early to tell, though many have asked for my opinion. I’ll just say this… I’d guess one goalie, two defensemen and three forwards get sent to the Florida Everblades, but I’m not sure who the skaters will be quite yet.
  • Jason Shaya was on the Powerplay Post Show today, the only AHL-only radio show.  It’s an internet-based show, and you can listen to Bob Howard’s interview of the great Checkers broadcaster here.
  • Sorry on the delay on posting this! Real life tends to interrupt, and in this case, it was a visit to the always awesome US National Whitewater Center for their Thursday night Riverjam.
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2 thoughts on “Charlotte Checkers training camp update: Day four in pictures

  1. Thanks for keeping us faraway fans in the loop.. all news and pictures are greatly appreciated. BTW picture number three shows defensemen Schmitz and Levi, I’m not sure who the goalie and forward are, but the caption is missing Levi.

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