Schedule announced for 2016 Kelly Cup Finals

The ECHL announced on Tuesday 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 Event Center in Allen, Texas
Game 2 – Sunday, May 29 at 4:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas
Game 3 – Wednesday, June 1 at 7:05 p.m. ET at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.
Game 4 – Friday, June 3 at 7:35 p.m. ET at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.
Game 5 – Saturday, June 4 at 7:35 p.m. ET at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va. *
Game 6 – Thursday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas *
Game 7 – Saturday, June 11 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas *

* – 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.

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 gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 30 who have 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.