The Charlotte Checkers have won the 2019 Calder Cup. On Saturday, the Checkers, the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, defeated the Chicago Wolves 5-3 to win the American Hockey League championship title four games to one.
There were 14 Canadians who played with the Checkers in the 2019 Calder Cup playoffs who were on their active roster when they won the championship. They were left winger Steven Lorentz of Waterloo, Ontario, centers Clark Bishop of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Nicolas Roy of Amos, Quebec, Stelio Mattheos of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Morgan Geekie of Strathclair, Manitoba, right wingers Julien Gauthier of Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Zach Nastasiuk of Barrie, Ontario, defensemen Jake Bean of Calgary, Alberta, Roland McKeown of Listowel, Ontario, Trevor Carrick of Stouffville, Ontario, Dennis Robertson of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Haydn Fleury of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Dan Renouf of Ajax, Ontario and goaltender Dustin Tokarski of Watson, Saskatchewan.
Of the 14 Canadians, three reached double digits in points in the 2019 Calder Cup playoffs. Geekie had eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points. Roy had six goals and nine assists for 15 points and Carrick had three goals and nine assists for 12 points.
In game five of the Calder Cup Finals on Saturday, Carrick, Nastasiuk and Geekie all scored for Charlotte. Geekie was one of two Checkers players to have a multi-point game as he notched one goal and one assist for two points.