Checkers Sold To Local Businessman Kahn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers announced that Michael Kahn has purchased the team from majority owner Felix Sabates and four minority owners.

Kahn becomes the fifth owner of the Checkers in the team’s 13-year history.

“It is my sincere desire with this acquisition to make the Charlotte Checkers the elite team in the ECHL,” said Kahn, who is owner of Empire Distributors of North Carolina. “It is an honor and I am humbled to be able to continue Felix and Carl’s vision of a successful hockey organization in Charlotte.

“While we continue to strive to put an exciting team on the ice, we are going to strive to increase our community and civic involvement in Charlotte as well.”

Team Press Release