PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Thursday the schedule for the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals between the Allen Americans and South Carolina Stingrays.
Game 1 – Sunday, May 31 at 4:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas
Game 2 – Tuesday, June 2 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas
Game 3 – Wednesday, June 3 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas
Game 4 – Sunday, June 7 at 7:05 p.m. ET at North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, S.C.
Game 5 – Tuesday, June 9 at 7:05 p.m. ET at North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, S.C. *
Game 6 – Wednesday, June 10 at 7:05 p.m. ET at North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, S.C. *
Game 7 – Sunday, June 14 at 4:05 p.m. CT at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas *
* – If Necessary
Allen defeated Ontario 4 games to 3 in the Western Conference Finals, winning Game 7 at home on Wednesday 3-1. The Americans, who are the first expansion team to reach the Kelly Cup Finals since Idaho in 2004, are just the fifth team in ECHL postseason history to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 3 games to 1.
South Carolina defeated Toledo 4 games to 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals, winning Game 7 at Toledo on Wednesday 1-0 in triple overtime. The Stingrays are appearing in the Kelly Cup Finals for the fourth time in team history. The Stingrays have captured the Kelly Cup title in each of their previous three trips (1997, 2001 and 2009) and are tied with Alaska and Hampton Roads for the most championships in ECHL history.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 569 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 28 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.