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Jr. Checker 2019-2020 Coaching Applications Now Open

The Jr. Checkers are accepting applications for coaching positions for the 2019-2020 season.

Please click on the link below to access the application template


Applicants, if you are to be considered for a coaching position and are currently coaching, the Jr. Checkers must receive written permission from your current association to have any further communication with you.

Team Carolina Re-brands as Jr. Checkers; Remains Tier 1 AAA Organization

Partnership with Charlotte Checkers to Broaden Reach of Youth Hockey


Team Carolina today announced it is re-branding the organization as the Jr. Checkers, a Tier 1 AAA youth hockey organization. The Jr. Checkers will field a 14U team for the 2018-2019 season that was formerly under the Team Carolina banner.  Stephen McKirdy will serve as head coach.

“This is a logical step for our organization because it shows our commitment to the continued the growth and popularity of hockey in the region.  It also demonstrates a unified approach to player development in the Carolinas and creates a stronger linkage and partnership between the Hurricanes and the Checkers, particularly as it relates to our Tier 1 AAA youth organizations,” said Derek Wilkinson, Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Checkers and President of the new Jr. Checkers Board of Directors. 

Adds McKirdy, who will also serve as an Executive Director of the Jr. Checkers Board, “This is great news for our players, for the Checkers, and for youth hockey in general in the Southeast.  We are excited that we will be able to continue to offer the highest level of amateur hockey in the area with the backing and support of a professional organization that shares our commitment to the development of our youth, not only as athletes, but as young men and women.”

The Jr. Checkers are in the process of launching their website and social media presence.  In the interim, for more information about the Jr. Checkers program, please contact:

Derek Wilkinson


Stephen McKirdy

You can also access some Frequently Asked Questions HERE.