Kansas City and Tulsa have proven to be an interesting first round series to keep an eye on in the race for the Kelly Cup. The first two games in Tulsa gave each team a win but upon coming to Independence, Kansas City took game three and five, with Tulsa capturing game four. This series will be decided by Wednesday, April 24th, with the anticipated winner still being up in the air.
The Tulsa Oilers returned to the playoffs by splitting the two opening games of the Mountain Division semifinal series with the Kansas City Mavericks.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Solid goaltending. Nail biting penalty kills. Heroes turned into villains. Brave defensive stands. The opening salvos of the South Division Semifinal match-up between the Orlando Solar Bears and the South Carolina Stingrays have been fired, and the series is showing all the hallmarks of great playoff hockey.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - The Adirondack Thunder and Manchester Monarchs faced off in game two of the North Division semifinal Saturday night. The Thunder were looking to tie up the series at home, while the Monarchs wanted to take a 2-0 series lead before the series shifts to their home ice.
After splitting the regular season series with six victories each, and ending the season with only one point separating them in the standings, the Thunder and Monarchs were expected to have a relatively even playoff series as well.
TOLEDO, Ohio - For the third time in four years, the Toledo Walleye and the Fort Wayne Komets will face each other in the ECHL playoffs.
BOISE, Idaho – Get ready for a wild west showdown, as the Mountain Division Semifinal boasts only the third postseason meeting ever between the Idaho Steelheads and the Utah Grizzlies!
CINCINNATI – After winning the Brabham Cup for the second time in franchise history, the Cyclones will host the Kalamazoo Wings in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs starting at US Bank Arena on Friday night.
ESTERO, Fla. - It's the battle of The Sunshine State in the South Division Semifinal, as the defending Eastern Conference Champion Florida Everblades take on the Jacksonville Icemen.
The Kansas City Mavericks and Tulsa Oilers have gotten to know each other quite well through the regular season. Eleven matchups have shown Tulsa to be the better team on paper, but a recent regular series finale went to Kansas City by a score of 4-3 and showed that the fourth seed Mavericks are still able to find a way to win against the Mountain Division Champions.