The Idaho Steelheads today announced the 2006-07 ECHL’s National Conference Semifinals playoff schedule against the top-seeded Las Vegas Wranglers. The Steelheads advanced to second round after eliminating the Stockton Thunder from the Quarterfinals 4-games-2 Wednesday night at Qwest Arena. Las Vegas swept Phoenix in its best-of-seven series.
Though the Wranglers have home ice advantage as the top seed in the ECHL, the series will open at Qwest Arena because of Orleans Arena conflicts. Games 1 and 2 will be played on Sunday, April 22nd and Monday, April 23rd in Boise and then move to Las Vegas for Wednesday, April 25th, Thursday, April 26th, and Friday, April 27th. Game 6 would come back to Qwest Arena on Sunday, April 29th with a Game 7 back to Las Vegas on Monday, April 30th.
Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are on sale now by calling 331-TIXS, by visiting www.idahosteelheads.com (using the print-at-home feature), or by stopping by the Qwest Arena box office. For groups or to guarantee the best seats with a playoff package, please call 383-0080.
The full schedule is as follows:
ECHL Kelly Cup National Conference Semifinals (best-of-seven)
Game 1 4/22 Sunday 7:10 MDT Las Vegas @ Idaho
Game 2 4/23 Monday 7:10 MDT Las Vegas @ Idaho
Game 3 4/25 Wednesday 8:05 MDT Idaho @ Las Vegas
Game 4 4/26 Thursday 8:05 MDT Idaho @ Las Vegas
Game 5 4/27 Friday 8:05 MDT Idaho @ Las Vegas (if nec.)
Game 6 4/29 Sunday 7:10 MDT Las Vegas @ Idaho (if nec.)
Game 7 4/30 Monday 8:05 MDT Idaho @ Las Vegas (if nec.)
Idaho and Las Vegas have faced each other twice in postseason action since joining the ECHL in 2003-04. Idaho beat Las Vegas 3-games-2 in a heated best-of-five division semifinals series in 2004 before going on to win the Kelly Cup in the fourth round of the playoffs. Last season, the teams faced each other again in the division semifinals and Las Vegas won the best-of-seven series 4-games-3.
All playoff games can be watched live on B2 Networks (link from www.idahosteelheads.com) or can be heard on ESPN Radio 1350 KTIK The Ticket radio with “Voice of the Steelheads” Joe O’Donnell calling the action.
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