Charlotte wins 4-2 over Rivermen

CHARLOTTE, NC – After a poor performance on Thursday evening, the Checkers returned to the form that has taken them to the top of the American Hockey League.   This was the fourth win for the Checkers over the Rivermen this season and probably the best performance.
Charlotte is 9-3-1 this season and looking like play-off contenders already, although there is a long way to go.
Terry Chorney of the Rivermen put them ahead in the first period. Zach Boychuk tied the game in the second period after a lengthy two-man advantage for Charlotte. Peoria regained the lead 13 seconds later when Derek Nesbitt scored.
Chris Terry, who had just served a three-game suspension for elbowing scored twice in the second period to give Charlotte a 3-2 lead.
Terry came into the match with a five-game point streak he added to that on a power-play and then on a one-on-one he hit a great shot passed Peoria goalie Mike McKenna.
Two seasons ago Terry scored 34 goals but last year his goal tally dropped dramatically to 16 now his confidence is showing so expect him to take more opportunities in front of goal during this season.
In the third period, Charlotte dominated the play out-shooting Peoria 16-6, Justin Faulk put the game out of Peoria’s reach when he crashed home a Nicolas Blanchard shot, 4-2 Charlotte. Dan Ellis in the Charlotte goal had a fairly quiet night making 22 saves.
Charlotte now goes back on the road with visits to San Antonio and Austin then back to San Antonio. The team is 6-2-1 on the road and they are looking to add to that excellent start. Charlotte’s next home game is on November 24, face-off 7.00PM against the Oklahoma City Barons.
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