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South Division Semifinals

#1 Florida Everblades (49-17-5) vs. #4 Gwinnett Gladiators (31-35-6)
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The Everblades have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in every one of their 11 seasons while the Gladiators have not missed the postseason in the six years since moving to Gwinnett. Florida advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2004 and 2005 and the conference finals in 2007 while Gwinnett reached the Kelly Cup Finals in 2006 and the conference finals in 2004.

The Everblades were 5-1-0 at home and 10-4-0 overall in the season series against Gwinnett while the Gladiators were 3-4-1 at home and 4-9-1 overall.

Kevin Baker led the Everblades against Gwinnett with 16 goals and 24 points while Ernie Hartlieb had nine assists and 13 points. Jordan Fox led Gwinnett with seven assists and 10 points while Dirk Southern had four goals and nine points. David Leggio was 4-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.52 against Gwinnett while Anton Khudobin was 6-3-0 with a goals-against average of 1.88. Josh Johnson was 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.94 against Florida while Joe Fallon was 1-4-1 with a goals-against average of 4.23.

Friday, Apr. 10 7:30 p.m.
Gwinnett at Florida

Saturday, Apr. 11 7:30 p.m.
Gwinnett at Florida

Thursday, Apr. 16 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Gwinnett

Friday, Apr. 17 7:35 p.m.
Florida at Gwinnett

Sunday, Apr. 19 4:05 p.m.
Florida at Gwinnett (if necessary)

Tuesday, Apr. 21 7:30 p.m.
Gwinnett at Florida (if necessary)

Wednesday, Apr. 22 7:30 p.m.
Gwinnett at Florida (if necessary)

American Conference – South Division Semifinals

#2 South Carolina Stingrays (42-23-6) vs. #3 Charlotte Checkers (34-29-8)
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The Stingrays have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs a league record 15 times in 16 seasons while Charlotte is making its 12th appearance in 16 years. The Stingrays won the first Kelly Cup and became the first team to win both the regular season and postseason titles in the same year in 1997. The Stingrays, who are the all-time leader with 116 postseason games and 61 postseason wins, became the first two-time winner in 2001 and advanced to the conference finals in 2008. The Checkers, who won the Riley Cup in 1996 and reached the conference finals in 2005, are in the postseason for the fifth season in a row tying the team record for consecutive appearances set during their first five seasons from 1994-98.

The Stingrays beat Charlotte in the division quarterfinals in 2006 and in the first round in 1997 while the Checkers beat South Carolina in the second round in 1996. The Stingrays have won the last four meetings and were 6-2-1 on the road and 10-5-1 overall in the season series against Charlotte while the Checkers were 3-2-2 on the road and 6-8-2 overall.

Michael Dubuc led the Stingrays against Charlotte with eight goals and 15 points in eight games while Travis Morin had a team-high 11 assists and 14 points. Mike Bayrack led the Checkers against South Carolina with 11 assists and 15 points while Brad Ralph had a team-leading five goals and nine points in five games. South Carolina’s Jonathan Boutin is 3-1-0 with a goals-against average of 1.93 against Charlotte while rookie James Reimer is 1-0-0 with a shutout. Charlotte’s Maxime Daigneault was 4-4-0 with a goals-against average of 2.76 against South Carolina while Jeff Jakaitis was 2-4-2 with a goals-against average of 3.28.

Thursday, Apr. 9 7 p.m.
South Carolina at Charlotte

Saturday, Apr. 11 7 p.m.
South Carolina at Charlotte

Tuesday, Apr. 14 7:05 p.m.
Charlotte at South Carolina

Thursday, Apr. 16 7:05 p.m.
Charlotte at South Carolina

Friday, Apr. 17 7:05 p.m.
Charlotte at South Carolina (if necessary)

Sunday, Apr. 19 7 p.m.
South Carolina at Charlotte (if necessary)

Monday, Apr. 20 7:05 p.m.
Charlotte at South Carolina (if necessary)

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