The ECHL announced on Wednesday the schedule for the 2019 Kelly Cup Finals presented by SmileDirectClub between the Newfoundland Growlers and Toledo Walleye.
Game 1 – Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland
Game 2 – Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland
Game 3 – Wednesday, May 29 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio
Game 4 – Friday, May 31 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio
Game 5 – Saturday, June 1 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio *
Game 6 – Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland *
Game 7 – Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. NT at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland *
* – If Necessary
Newfoundland defeated Florida 4 games to 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals to become the first team to reach the final round of the ECHL postseason in its first season of existence since Greensboro in 1990. Toledo defeated Tulsa 4 games to 3 in the Western Conference Finals to reach the Finals for the first time since the Toledo Storm captured back-to-back Riley Cup championships in 1993 and 1994.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 31st season in 2018-19. There have been 661 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 19 who made their NHL debuts in the 2018-19 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.