The Orange County Checkers are a Senior A minor hockey club. The Checkers are members of the Mountain West Hockey League (MWHL,) a Senior A minor hockey league with ten clubs in three divisions spanning the western United States.
The Checkers were founded in 2015 and originally based in Anaheim. They are currently based in North County and play their home games at Escondido Iceplex.
The Checkers regular season runs from November through March, followed by the MWHL Cup Play-offs in April.