LOOK: AHL team plays in front of empty building due to winter storm
The AHL's Charlotte Checkers had to close Friday's game to the public due to the winter storm covering the east coast.
A massive winter storm is covering most of the east coast on Friday and it's causing some issues for the several NHL teams in the northeast.
Sunday's game between the Penguins and Capitals -- also in Washington -- is also in jeopardy at this point.
In Raleigh, the New York Rangers-Carolina Hurricanes game is going on as scheduled, but things weren't going quite as planned in Charlotte where the AHL's Charlotte Checkers were hosting the Chicago Wolves. The Checkers played in front of an empty building after the team closed the game to the public due to the worsening weather conditions outside.
The Checkers are allowing fans that had tickets to Friday's game exchange them for tickets to one of three games in the future.
I'm guessing the people that are in the stands in that video are arena and team employees that were already there for the game.
A fan did ask the Checkers why they were going on with the game and subjecting the players to the weather conditions in getting to and from the arena. The team responded by saying that the players were already at the building when the decision was made to close the game to the public.
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