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.
ALLEN, Texas - The Idaho Steelheads avoided a sweep last night with a hard-earned 2-1 win over the Allen Americans before a crowd of 4363 at the Allen Event Center.
ALLEN, Texas - It is win-or-go-home for the Idaho Steelheads tonight at the Allen Event Center (AEC) so you can expect they will define the term "playing desperate."
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
ALLEN, Texas - What a difference 12 days can make. It was just 12 days ago the Allen Americans were playing the Idaho Steelheads at the Allen Event Center (AEC) with their playoff life on the line.
ALLEN, Texas - I swear you can attend an Allen Americans practice this time of year and know the series standing just by observing the body language and counting the smiles on the ice.
BOISE, ID - Anger. Frustration. Elation. And then, stunned silence. Steelheads fans at CenturyLink Arena went through the gamut of emotions Saturday night before the Allen Americans took their second one-goal victory in as many nights against Idaho.
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
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.
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Steelheads and Allen Americans will square off in the Mountain Division Semifinals of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Sin Bin's C.C. Hawkley and Barry Janssen collaborated to give you a detailed preview of the series, including what it will take for these Western Conference squads to advance past round one.