While his Western Hockey League (WHL) season is over, Airdronian Josh Davies got called to the American Hockey League (AHL) for the rest of the Charlotte Checkers season.

Davies WHL team the Swift Current Broncos missed the playoffs, he himself had a very productive season. In 62 games played, Davies recorded 34 points, 20 goals and 14 assists. 

"I surpassed one of my goals this season and hit the 20-goal plateau. My team fell short of making the playoffs, we lost the last game of the season against Medicine Hat, which is very tough to see. But at the end of the day, it helped me reach my ultimate goal: play for the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League.

Davies was selected with the 186th overall pick in the 6th round in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. The affiliate of the Panthers is the Charlotte Checkers, so while his Junior Hockey League season is done, Davies gets to spend some time with the Checkers.

Only playing one game so far for the Checkers, which was in the regular season before their playoff run started, Davies does hope he can see some ice time during their run.

"I'm down here for more so the experience and get to know all the guys. I end up getting one regular season game with these guys and I'm hoping to get a couple of playoff games as well, but if that doesn't happen it's not the end of the world."

In that one game, Davies did serve a two-minute penalty.

Right now the Checkers are preparing for their second-round series which kicks off this Friday against the Hershey Bears in a best-of-five series. 

In their first series, the Checkers were taken to three games by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms but were able to come out on top.

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