PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced the schedule for the 2016 Kelly Cup Finals between the Allen Americans and the Wheeling Nailers.
Game 1 – Saturday, May 28 at 8:05 p.m. CT at ALLEN
Game 2 – Sunday, May 29 at 4:05 p.m. CT at ALLEN
Game 3 – Wednesday, June 1 at 7:05 p.m. ET at WHEELING
Game 4 – Friday, June 3 at 7:35 p.m. ET at WHEELING
*Game 5 – Saturday, June 4 at 7:35 p.m. ET at WHEELING
*Game 6 – Thursday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. CT at ALLEN
*Game 7 – Saturday, June 11 at 7:05 p.m. CT at ALLEN
* – If Necessary
Allen defeated South Carolina 4 games to 3 in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals, and is seeking to become the first repeat champion in the ECHL since Toledo in 1993 and 1994. Wheeling is in the Finals series for the first time since falling to Toledo 4 games to 2 in the 1993 Riley Cup Finals.
The Americans defeated Fort Wayne 4 games to 1 in the Western Conference Finals while the Nailers defeated South Carolina 4 games to 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals becoming the first team in ECHL postseason history to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.
Allen will have home-ice advantage for the series. On home-ice so far these playoffs, the Americans have a 7-3 record. Wheeling has a 6-4 record on the road.