Originally created 10/15/02

Charlotte Checkers forfeit win to Greenville for use of ineligible player



PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League forfeited a win for using an ineligible player.

The Checkers forfeited Friday's 5-2 victory over Greenville after using defenseman Paul Traynor, who was released from an American Hockey League training camp but whose rights were held by the South Carolina Stingrays, the league said in a statement.

Greenville will be credited with a 1-0 win, and the individual statistics from the game will not change. Charlotte will also be fined an undisclosed amount.

"While this situation was the result of an unintentional error, East Coast Hockey League teams are responsible for ensuring that each of their players are eligible to play according to league rules and regulations," league president Brian McKenna said in a statement.

In the ECHL standings, Greenville is 1-0-1, while Charlotte is 0-1-0.