ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Charlotte Checkers are Calder Cup champions.

The hockey team beat the Chicago Wolves in Game 5 Saturday night in Rosemont, Ill.

It's the first AHL championship in the team’s nine-year history in the league and the seventh championship in Charlotte hockey history. The team also won Eastern Hockey League titles in 1957, 1971 and 1972, Southern Hockey League championships in 1975 and 1976 and an ECHL championship in 1996.

The Checkers will host a public celebration Monday at 7 p.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Admission and parking will be free.

Season ticket holders will be able to enter at 6 p.m. before doors open to the general public at 6:30. 

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