The fourth time in as many AHL seasons, the Checkers will have a new divisional home.
The Checkers have been placed in the AHL's new West Division with the Abbortsford Heat, Oklahoma City Barons, San Antonio Rampage, and Texas Stars...
Geographically, this makes no sense.
The Checkers and and the Abbortsford Heat are approximately 2,900 miles from each other making it extremely tough on the players travel wise.
As far as the other teams go...
The Checkers are 1,200 miles from San Antonio and Cedar Park and 1,000 miles from Oklahoma City.
The closest team in their division (Oklahoma City), can be reached in 17 hours by car.