Idaho Steelheads will host Utah in ECHL playoffs on Wednesday

Idaho, which has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Pacific Division for the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs, will play the Utah Grizzlies in a first-round, best-of-seven series starting Wednesday night at CenturyLink Arena. The game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Utah clinched the Pacific’s No. 4 seed with a 3-2 overtime victory over Colorado on Friday. That win eliminated the Alaska Aces, who become the first defending Kelly Cup champions in ECHL history to miss the playoffs the following year.

Games 2 and 3 are scheduled for April 17-18 in Utah because of building-availability issues in Utah, with Game 4 set for Boise (date and time TBA). Playoff tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at