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Kelly Cup Finals spot up for grabs in Game 7


The 2016 Kelly Cup Finals matchup will be set tonight following Game 7 of the Eastern Conference between the Wheeling Nailers and South Carolina Stingrays. Face-off is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at the North Charleston Coliseum and you can catch all of the action LIVE on ECHL.TV.

Wheeling forced the decisive game with a 4-3 overtime win last night, capped by Jarrett Burton‘s game-winning goal with 1:19 remaining in the first overtime period.

Both teams have experienced a Game 7 already in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Wheeling defeated Reading in overtime of Game during the Eastern Conference Semifinals while South Carolina eliminated Adirondack with a double overtime win in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series.

Wheeling is 2-2 in four previous Game 7s, with all four being decided in overtime. In addition to the win over Reading in the previous round, the Nailers defeated Greenville in the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals while falling to Toledo in the 2015 North Division Semifinals and to Cincinnati in the 2009 North Division Semifinals. The Nailers are seeking to become the first team in ECHL history to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.

South Carolina, which tied an ECHL record by playing in three Game 7s last year, is 4-1 all-time in decisive games. In addition to their win over Adirondack in the conference semifinals, the Stingrays defeated Toledo in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals,Reading in the 2015 East Division Semifinals and Alaska in the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals, while suffering a loss to Allen in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals.

Tonight is the 38th Game 7 all-time in ECHL postseason history, and the sixth of the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The home team is 27-10 all-time in ECHL Game 7s (4-1 this year) and has won 13 of the last 15 Game 7s all-time.

Game 7’s in ECHL History

DATE TEAMS ROUND
May 11, 2016Adirondack 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3 (2 OT)
CSF
May 11, 2016Reading 3 at WHEELING 4
CSF
April 27, 2016Idaho 2 at ALLEN 3 (OT)
CQF
April 27, 2016
Cincinnati 0 at FORT WAYNE 2
CQF
April 26, 2016
READING 4 at Toledo 1
CQF
June 14, 2015South Carolina 1 at ALLEN 6
KCF
May 27, 2015SOUTH CAROLINA 1 at Toledo 0 (3 OT)
CF
May 27, 2015
Ontario 1 at ALLEN 3
CF
May 13, 2015Fort Wayne 2 at TOLEDO 5 DF
April 29, 2015Quad City 1 at RAPID CITY 2DSF
April 29, 2015Wheeling 1 at TOLEDO 2 (OT)DSF
April 29, 2015Reading 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3DSF
April 28, 2015Colorado 2 at ONTARIO 4DSF
May 1, 2013Florida 1 at READING 4
CSF
April 14, 2013Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6CQF
April 27, 2011 WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT) CSF
May 12, 2010 Reading 0 at CINCINNATI 1 CF
April 28, 2010 CINCINNATI 2 at Charlotte 1 CSF
June 5, 2009 SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Alaska 2 KCF
May 6, 2009Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DF
April 22, 2009STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4
DSF
April 22, 2009 Bakersfield 1 at LAS VEGAS 5 DSF
April 21, 2009 ELMIRA 5 at Trenton 3 DSF
April 20, 2009 Wheeling 1 at CINCINNATI 2 (2 OT) DSF
May 5, 2008 Reading 1 at CINCINNATI 6 DF
May 18, 2007 DAYTON 3 at Florida 1 CF
May 3, 2007 Cincinnati 3 at DAYTON 5 DF
May 22, 2006 Fresno 2 at ALASKA 3 (2 OT) CF
May 6, 2006 Bakersfield 2 at FRESNO 4 DF
April 22, 2006 Long Beach 3 at BAKERSFIELD 4 DSF
April 19, 2006 Idaho 2 at LAS VEGAS 6 DSF
May 16, 2005 TRENTON 2 at Alaska 0 CF
May 3, 2003 Cincinnati 2 at ATLANTIC CITY 3 CF
May 13, 2001 Peoria 3 at TRENTON 4 CF
May 30, 1999 Richmond 3 at MISSISSIPPI 4 (2 OT) KCF
March 31, 1992 Roanoke Valley 2 at GREENSBORO 6 1st
April 12, 1989 CAROLINA 7 at Johnstown 4 RCF