Monday, November 18, 2013

Checkers Assign Former Vipers Goaltender Deckert To East Coast Hockey League:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Charlotte
Checkers have assigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Jesse Deckert to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Florida Everblades.  Deckert played last season with the Everblades before signing with the Checkers this season on July 30th 2013.

Since this press release the Checkers re-called Deckert back up to the AHL on October 16th before reassigning Deckert back down to Florida on October 24th.

Deckert signed with the Everblades last year on March, 20th 2013 after signing a amateur tryout agreement on March 6th 2013. In eleven games with Florida last year Deckert went 9-1-1 with a 2.40 GAA

In 1 game with the Checkers Deckert had a no decision collecting a 4.92 GAA while in 9 games with the Everblades Deckert is 6-1-2 with a 2.71 GAA 

Deckert spent the past four years at the University of Manitoba actually never played
with the Vipers. Deckert left the WHL Tri-City Americans in November of 2004 joining the MJHL Swan Valley Stampeders. Deckert never played with the Stampeders before coming to Vernon for a tryout where he practised with the Vipers before being released and signing with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks where he would finish the 2004-2005 season.

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Hurricanes Assign Chris Terry to Charlotte

Created: September 30, 2013

Written by Paul Branecky

After clearing waivers, forward Chris Terry is rejoining the Checkers.

With no other NHL teams putting in a claim for Terry's services after the Carolina Hurricanes waived him one day earlier, Charlotte's NHL affiliate was able to officially assign the Checkers’s all-time scoring leader. He is expected to practice with the team on Tuesday and, barring any other changes to the NHL roster in the meantime, be with the Checkers when they open the regular season at Oklahoma City for games on Friday and Saturday.

Along with Zach Boychuk and Aaron Palushaj, Terry will make up a small core of proven scorers on Charlotte’s roster, which has trended in a younger direction following the promotions of Riley Nash and Brett Sutter to the NHL and the trade of Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to Vancouver over the weekend. Should Sutter remain with Carolina for the foreseeable future, Terry, an alternate for parts of the last two seasons, should be a candidate to take over the Checkers’ captaincy.

Having not made his long-awaited NHL debut until late last season, Terry, now entering his fifth professional campaign, should be at or near the front of the line for forward recalls that are sure to occur throughout the season. He saw time on Carolina’s top line with Eric Staal for various points throughout the preseason, making him a candidate to play the same kind of top-six role at the NHL level that he’s accustomed to playing in Charlotte.

Depending on injuries and how the Hurricanes choose to compensate for them, Terry could be the Hurricanes’ final preseason cut as his assignment, the Vancouver trade and the placement of Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve leaves the team exactly at the maximum allotment of 23 players.

Charlotte, which welcomed forward Kellan Tochkin, acquired in exchange for Dalpe and Welsh, at Monday’s practice, made their own cut earlier in the day, assigning goalie Jesse Deckert to the Florida Everblades. That, along with Terry’s assignment, leaves the Checkers with 24 players in camp, including the yet-to-be-officially-signed Stefan Della Rovere.

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