Charlotte rallies and beats Barons in OT, 4-3

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla – With 11 players on their way to Raleigh for the first training camp of the NHL season the Checkers came from behind against the Oklahoma City Barons to win 4-3 in overtime. Some of the players Carolina lost to the training camp were, Drayson Bowman, Zach Boychuk, Tim Wallace, Jeremy Welsh, Bobby Sanguinetti and Dan Ellis.
Carolina brought in players from the ECHL’s Florida Everblades plus Brett Sutter, Chris Terry, Zac Delphi and Justin Peters were on duty. Five players debuted for the Checkers with defenseman Beau Schmitz getting on the score sheet with an assist to Riley Nash’s goal. A.J. Jenks, who began the season with the Checkers and was then sent to the Everblades, rejoined the team.
Riley Nash put the Checkers ahead in under four minutes of the first period. Charlotte were hit with a tornado at the start of the second period when the Barons put three goals passed Justin Peters   who made 32 saves on the night. In true fighting fashion Charlotte came back with Captain Brett Sutter smashing home the puck to keep Charlotte in the game.
With 2.28 left in regulation A.J. Jenks tied the match at 3-3. Chris Terry then sealed the victory in overtime giving the visitors their fourth straight win.
Charlotte now travel to Houston to face the Aeros on Sunday while the Hurricanes first game will be at the PNC Arena on January 19 at Florida.
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