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Pacific Division Semifinals

#1 Ontario Reign (38-29-6) vs. #4 Stockton Thunder (32-33-7)
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The Reign are making their first Kelly Cup Playoffs appearance while the Thunder are back in the postseason for the third year in a row. Ontario coach Karl Taylor led Reading into the postseason three times in four years. Stockton’s Matt Thomas has never missed the Kelly Cup Playoffs in five seasons and in 2006 he led Fresno to the conference finals.

The Reign are 4-0-0 on the road and 6-3-1 in the season series while the Thunder are 4-1-1 on the road and 4-5-1 overall.

Geoff Walker leads the Reign against Stockton eight points (3g-5a) while PJ Atherton and Tim Kraus each have five assists and seven points. Ryan Huddy leads the Thunder against Ontario with seven assists and 10 points in eight games. Stockton’s Andrew Perugini is 3-4-1 with a goals-against average of 2.59 against Ontario while Bryan Pitton is 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.50. Ontario’s Jeff Zatkoff is 2-2-1 with a goals-against average of 2.36 against Stockton.

Friday, Apr. 10 7 p.m.
Stockton at Ontario

Saturday, Apr. 11 7 p.m.
Stockton at Ontario

Wednesday, Apr. 15 7 p.m.
Ontario at Stockton

Friday, Apr. 17 7:30 p.m.
Ontario at Stockton

Sunday, Apr. 19 4 p.m.
Ontario at Stockton (if necessary)

Tuesday, Apr. 21 7 p.m.
Stockton at Ontario (if necessary)

Wednesday, Apr. 22 7 p.m.
Stockton at Ontario (if necessary)

National Conference – Pacific Division Semifinals

#2 Las Vegas Wranglers (34-31-8) vs. #3 Bakersfield Condors (33-31-8)
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Las Vegas is in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time in six years while Bakersfield went 20-10-3 after the All-Star break to advance to Kelly Cup Playoffs for fifth season in a row. Wranglers have lost to the Kelly Cup winner the four times that they have reached the postseason with Idaho in 2004 and 2007, Alaska in 2006 and Cincinnati in the Kelly Cup Finals in 2008.

Condors won the last two meetings and are 3-2-0 at home and 4-5-0 overall in season series with Las Vegas while the Wranglers are 3-1-1 at home and 5-2-1 overall.

Adam Miller leads the Wranglers against Bakersfield with five goals while his nine points tie him for the team lead. Mark Derlago leads the Condors against Las Vegas with five goals while his 10 points are tied for the team lead with Dave Bonk, who has a team-high six assists. Las Vegas’ John DeCaro is 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.00 against Bakersfield while Glenn Fisher is 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 4.00. Bakersfield’s Yutaka Fukufuji is 2-3-0 with a goals-against average of 3.95 against Las Vegas.

Friday, Apr. 10 7:30 p.m.
Bakersfield at Las Vegas

Saturday, Apr. 11 7:30 p.m.
Bakersfield at Las Vegas

Wednesday, Apr. 15 7 p.m.
Las Vegas at Bakersfield

Friday, Apr. 17 7 p.m.
Las Vegas at Bakersfield

Saturday, Apr. 18 7 p.m.
Las Vegas at Bakersfield (if necessary)

Tuesday, Apr. 21 7:30 p.m.
Bakersfield at Las Vegas (if necessary)

Wednesday, Apr. 22 7:30 p.m.
Bakersfield at Las Vegas (if necessary)

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