For the Idaho Steelheads, it is win or go home so they will be playing for their playoff lives. The Allen Americans will also be playing desperate because there is no way they want this series returning to Boise.
Those who follow the Idaho Steelheads and Allen Americans know how both teams bring a physical brand of hockey to the rink almost every game. Coming into game one of the Mountain Division Semifinal, rough and tumble play was more than expected from both squads as the first playoff puck dropped Friday night in Boise.
TULSA, Okla. - Most of the time when watching a sporting event you know who you would prefer to prevail, but sometimes that just isn't the case. Sometimes a matchup occurs in which you feel yourself desperately searching for a way both sides can win, but alas, it's just not possible
The Wichita Thunder joined the ECHL in 2014 after their previous home, the Central Hockey League, folded the year prior. Wichita then played in the ECHL’s Central Division for three seasons before coming over to the Mountain Division in 2017. With all the movement in recent years, it’s no surprise that the Thunder have never played the Idaho Steelheads in Boise. That all changed Friday night…and lo, a divisional rivalry was born.
MOLINE, IL – For the first time in franchise history the Quad City Mallards took on the Idaho Steelheads on Friday night in what proved to be a shooting gallery for the visitors.
BOISE, ID - Drive. Grit. Determination. Call it what you will, the Idaho Steelheads exhibited the will to win Wednesday night after falling behind early at home against the Tulsa Oilers.
ALLEN, Texas - The Allen Americans come into tonight's game two against the Idaho Steelheads with a ton of steam. With Bryan Moore's game-winner, the Americans now have last change on the road and will secure at least a split against the Steelheads
BOISE, Idaho - An old saying goes, "Familiarity breeds contempt". In terms of a team being on the brink of elimination in the playoffs, however, how much contempt can one team handle? Such is the case for the Idaho Steelheads, who find themselves down 0-3 for the second time in a series this playoff cycle
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Sin Bin's Ed Bailey snapped these shots from the 2018 ECHL All-Star Classic Fan Fest event.
ALLEN, Texas - You can call it the brink, the cusp, the verge, the threshold or the edge of elimination but that is exactly where the Allen Americans placed the Idaho Steelheads with a 5-3 win last night