Eagles prevail 3-1 in Game 1 of 2018 Kelly Cup Finals

The defending Kelly Cup champion Colorado Eagles opened the 2018 Kelly Cup Finals on Friday with a 3-1 win over the Florida Everblades at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado.

The Eagles came out firing in the first period, outshooting Florida 17-8 and taking a 2-0 lead into the first intermission on goals from Matt Register and Drayson Bowman.

Florida got on the scoreboard 8:02 into the second period on Sam Warning's fourth goal of the playoffs, but Colorado's Shawn St-Amant added an empty-net goal with 1:14 remaining in the third period.

Joe Cannata earned the win in goal for the Eagles with 27 saves while Florida's Martin Ouellette made 23 saves in the loss.

Game 2 of the series is Sunday at 7:05 p.m. from the Budweiser Events Center. Catch all of the action LIVE on ECHL.TV.

2018 Kelly Cup FinalsGame 1 – Florida 1 at COLORADO 3Game 2 – Florida at Colorado – Sunday, May 27 at 7:05 p.m. MTGame 3 – Colorado at Florida – Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. ETGame 4 – Colorado at Florida – Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. ETGame 5 – Colorado at Florida – Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. ET (If Necessary)Game 6 – Florida at Colorado – Wednesday, June 6 at 7:05 p.m. MT (If Necessary)Game 7 – Colorado at Florida – Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. ET (If Necessary)