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Kelly Cup title to be decided in Game 7

 

For just the fourth time in the ECHL’s 27-year history, the League title will be decided in a Game 7. The South Carolina Stingrays visit the Allen Americans on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. CT in Game 7 of the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals. South Carolina forced the decisive game with a 4-1 win at home in Game 6 on Wednesday.

This will be the eighth Game 7 of the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs. In the previous five postseasons, a total of five Game 7s were contested in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The road team has won two of the three previous Game 7s in the Finals, including South Carolina’s 4-2 win at Alaska in the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals. In the ECHL’s inaugural season, Carolina won 7-4 at Johnstown in Game 7 of the 1989 Riley Cup Finals. The only team to win Game 7 of the Finals at home was Mississippi, coached by current Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau, which defeated Richmond 4-3 in double overtime in the 1999 Kelly Cup Finals.

South Carolina is playing its third Game 7 in the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs, and will have played 27 of a possible 28 games during the postseason. The three Game 7s in a the same playoff year ties the ECHL record for the most Game 7s in one season, which was set by Toledo earlier in the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Stingrays defeated Reading 3-2 in the East Division Semifinals and won 1-0 at Toledo in triple overtime in the Eastern Conference Finals. South Carolina is 3-0 all-time in Game 7s in the ECHL postseason.

Allen is playing its second Game 7 of the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Americans defeated Ontario 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, capping a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series.

The home team is 22-9 all-time in ECHL Game 7’s, including a 6-1 mark this year, and has won 18 of the last 25 Game 7s.

Sunday’s game is available for viewing on ECHL.TV.

2015 Kelly Cup Finals
Game 1SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Allen 3
Game 2South Carolina 2 at ALLEN 5

Game 3SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Allen 1
Game 4ALLEN 3 at South Carolina 2 (2 OT)
Game 5ALLEN 3 at South Carolina 2 (OT)
Game 6Allen 1 at SOUTH CAROLINA 4
Game 7 – South Carolina at Allen – Sunday, June 14 at 4:05 p.m. CT

Game 7’s in ECHL History (Finals series noted in Italics)

 

DATE TEAMS ROUND
May 27, 2015 SOUTH CAROLINA 1 at Toledo 0 (3 OT)
CF
May 27, 2015
Ontario 1 at ALLEN 3
CF
May 13, 2015 Fort Wayne 2 at TOLEDO 5 DF
April 29, 2015 Quad City 1 at RAPID CITY 2 DSF
April 29, 2015 Wheeling 1 at TOLEDO 2 (OT) DSF
April 29, 2015 Reading 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3 DSF
April 28, 2015 Colorado 2 at ONTARIO 4 DSF
May 1, 2013 Florida 1 at READING 4
CSF
April 14, 2013 Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6 CQF
April 27, 2011 WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT) SF
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, 2009 Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5 DF
April 22, 2009 STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4
DF
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