Hockey really is a fun ... OK, so maybe watching grown-ass men fight and smash each other into a wall all for the sake of a tiny, black puck seems rather inane. But, no more so than watching one of the guys from Jackass shoot himself with a staple gun. You should look away, but dammit you just can't. Tonight, the CHARLOTTE CHECKERS, ranked fifth in the ECHL's South Division, take on the third-ranked Gwinnett Gladiators. A win may even be in the cards as the Checks won out the last time these two teams met. If that's not reason enough to attend, how about going in support of the Annual Salute to Heroes game. Perk #2: Family Four Packs with four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas for $49. Game starts at 4 p.m. in Charlotte Bobcats Arena. More info at www.gocheckers.com.