Steelheads host Americans in Game 7

The final spot in the Division Finals of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be decided tonight when the Idaho Steelheads host the Allen Americans in Game 7 of their Mountain Division Semifinals series. The 42nd Game 7 in ECHL postseason history, and the 18th over the last four playoff seasons, faces off at 7:10 p.m. MT and you can catch all of the action LIVE on ECHL.TV.

 

Idaho is just the fourth team in ECHL postseason history to force a seventh game after falling behind in a series 0-3. The only team to win a series after losing the first three games was Cincinnati in the 2010 American Conference Finals. The other teams to force a deciding game were Cincinnati in the 2003 Northern Conference Finals and Toledo in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals.

 

The Steelheads are playing in their third Game 7, and are seeking their first win. Idaho fell to Allen in the 2016 Western Conference Quarterfinals and to Las Vegas in the 2006 West Division Semifinals. Tonight marks the first time Idaho will play a Game 7 on home ice.

 

Allen is 3-0 in its previous Game 7 appearances, all of which came at home. In addition to its 2016 win over Idaho, the Americans also defeated Ontario in the 2015 Western Conference Finals and South Carolina in the 2015 Kelly Cup Finals.

 

Wednesday’s game is the 42nd Game 7 all-time in ECHL postseason history. The home team is 29-12 all-time in ECHL Game 7s  and has won 16 of the last 21 Game 7s.

 

Game 7s in ECHL History

DATETEAMSROUND
May 24, 2017SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Manchester 3
CF
April 26, 2017Orlando 4 at FLORIDA 7DSF
April 25, 2017Kalamazoo 1 at TOLEDO 3DSF
May 24, 2016WHEELING 5 at South Carolina 2CF
May 11, 2016Adirondack 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3 (2 OT)CSF
May 11, 2016Reading 3 at WHEELING 4CSF
April 27, 2016Idaho 2 at ALLEN 3 (OT)CQF
April 27, 2016Cincinnati 0 at FORT WAYNE 2CQF
April 26, 2016READING 4 at Toledo 1CQF
June 14, 2015South Carolina 1 at ALLEN 6KCF
May 27, 2015SOUTH CAROLINA 1 at Toledo 0 (3 OT)CF
May 27, 2015Ontario 1 at ALLEN 3CF
May 13, 2015Fort Wayne 2 at TOLEDO 5DF
April 29, 2015Quad City 1 at RAPID CITY 2DSF
April 29, 2015Wheeling 1 at TOLEDO 2 (OT)DSF
April 29, 2015Reading 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3DSF
April 28, 2015Colorado 2 at ONTARIO 4DSF
May 1, 2013Florida 1 at READING 4CSF
April 14, 2013Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6CQF
April 27, 2011WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT)CSF
May 12, 2010Reading 0 at CINCINNATI 1CF
April 28, 2010CINCINNATI 2 at Charlotte 1CSF
June 5, 2009SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Alaska 2KCF
May 6, 2009Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DF
April 22, 2009STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4DSF
April 22, 2009Bakersfield 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DSF
April 21, 2009ELMIRA 5 at Trenton 3DSF
April 20, 2009Wheeling 1 at CINCINNATI 2 (2 OT)DSF
May 5, 2008Reading 1 at CINCINNATI 6DF
May 18, 2007DAYTON 3 at Florida 1CF
May 3, 2007Cincinnati 3 at DAYTON 5DF
May 22, 2006Fresno 2 at ALASKA 3 (2 OT)CF
May 6, 2006Bakersfield 2 at FRESNO 4DF
April 22, 2006Long Beach 3 at BAKERSFIELD 4DSF
April 19, 2006Idaho 2 at LAS VEGAS 6DSF
May 16, 2005TRENTON 2 at Alaska 0CF
May 3, 2003Cincinnati 2 at ATLANTIC CITY 3CF
May 13, 2001Peoria 3 at TRENTON 4CF
May 30, 1999Richmond 3 at MISSISSIPPI 4 (2 OT)KCF
March 31, 1992Roanoke Valley 2 at GREENSBORO 61st
April 12, 1989CAROLINA 7 at Johnstown 4RCF