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Officials named for Conference Finals


The following eight referees and six linesmen have been selected to work the Conference Finals in the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

This will mark the fourth consecutive season that the ECHL will utilize a two-referee system for all games in the Conference Finals and Kelly Cup Finals.

Referees: Pierre Lambert, Nic Leduc, Peter MacDougall, Tyler Puddifant, Stephen Reneau, Peter Tarnaris, Andy Thackaberry and Andrew Wilk

Linesmen: Brent Hooks, Tyler Landman, Ryan Madsen, Shaun Morgan, Charlie O’Connor and Patrick Richardson

Eastern Conference Finals (Best of Seven)

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Wheeling Nailers
Game 1 – Friday, May 13 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina
Game 2 – Saturday, May 14 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina
Game 3 – Wednesday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Wheeling
Game 4 – Friday, May 20 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Wheeling
Game 5 – Saturday, May 21 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Wheeling (If Necessary)
Game 6 – Monday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Tuesday, May 24 at 7:05 p.m. ET at South Carolina (If Necessary)

Western Conference Finals (Best of Seven)

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Allen Americans
Game 1 – Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 2 – Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 3 – Thursday, May 19 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen
Game 4 – Saturday, May 21 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen
Game 5 – Sunday, May 22 at 4:05 p.m. CT at Allen (If Necessary)
Game 6 – Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 21 states and one Canadian province for its 28th season in 2015-16. There have been 599 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 30 who made their NHL debuts in the 2015-16 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 30 NHL teams in 2015-16, marking the 19th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.