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Three Game 7s on tap for Wednesday


For the first time in ECHL history, there will be three game 7s on the same day tonight as South Carolina hosts Reading, Wheeling visits Toledo and Rapid City entertains Quad City. Last night, Ontario defeated Colorado 4-2 in Game 7 of their Pacific Division Semifinals series, and the four Game 7s in the same round ties the ECHL record, matching the 2009 Division Semifinals.

Reading and Wheeling both look to make history tonight as no team in ECHL history has ever won both Games 6 and 7 on the road to win a series. Last night, the Royals prevailed 6-1 while the Nailers picked up a 5-2 win. All three of last night’s winners, including Rapid City, look to join Ontario as teams to win both Games 6 and 7 and complete a comeback from a 3-2 series deficit. The Reign became just the eighth team in ECHL history to complete such a rally.

This is the fourth Game 7 in Reading’s club history. The Royals are 1-2 in their previous Game 7 matchups, defeating Florida 4-1 in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals while falling to Cincinnati 1-0 in the 2010 American Conference Finals and 6-1 to the Cyclones in the 2008 North Division Finals. South Carolina won its only previous Game 7, defeating Alaska 4-2 in the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals.

Wheeling is appearing in a Game 7 for the third time, and both of their previous Game 7s were decided in overtime. The Nailers downed Greenville 4-3 in the 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals while they dropped a 2-1 decision to Cincinnati in double overtime in the 2009 North Division Semifinals. This is the first Game 7 in Toledo’s ECHL history, covering both the Walleye and the Storm.

Tonight is the first ECHL Game 7 for both Rapid City and Quad City. Five of the first six games in the series have been decided by one goal.

The home team is 17-8 all-time in ECHL Game 7’s, and has won 13 of the last 19. Four times a Game 7 has gone to overtime, with three of those being decided in double overtime. The home team has won each of the Game 7’s decided in two overtimes, with the road team winning the lone Game 7 to end in one overtime.

All three of tonight’s games are available for viewing on ECHL.TV.

Game 7’s in ECHL History

 

DATE TEAMS ROUND
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