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Idaho Steelheads face Allen Americans in opening playoff series

The Idaho Steelheads take on the Rapid City Rush at CenturyLink Arena on Oct. 17, 2015.
The Idaho Steelheads take on the Rapid City Rush at CenturyLink Arena on Oct. 17, 2015. Idaho Statesman file

The Idaho Steelheads (38-24-10) wound up the fifth seed in the ECHL’s Western Conference after splitting their final two games of the regular season with Missouri.

They take on defending champion and No. 4-seeded Allen (41-24-7) in the conference quarterfinals of the Kelly Cup Playoffs beginning Thursday on the road.

The Steelheads and Americans met four times this season, with Idaho going 2-1-1. The teams have not met since December 19th and have never met in postseason play.

Idaho will host Allen for Games 3 and 4 (plus Game 5, if necessary). Single-game tickets for Games 3 and 4 at CenturyLink Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. For tickets information, call 331-8497 or visit idahosteelheads.com.

All games are broadcast on radio on 1350 AM, and home games also air on Cable One channel 72.

CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

Idaho vs. Allen

Thursday: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.

Saturday: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.

April 20: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.

April 22: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.

x-April 23: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.

x-April 26: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.

x-April 27: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.

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