The United States Hockey League today announced the complete schedule for the second round of the playoffs in the East Division. The Green Bay Gamblers will host the Indiana Ice on both Friday, April 16th and Sunday, April 18th at the Resch Center before the series shifts to the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis for Game Three.
The third-seeded Indiana Ice advanced to the second round after winning a thrilling five-game series over a tough Cedar Rapids RoughRiders squad. After dropping the first two games of the series, the defending Clark Cup champions rallied to win three straight, including an overtime victory in the deciding fifth game on Wednesday night.
This series marks a rematch of the second round in the 2009 Clark Cup Playoffs when the Indiana Ice, also holding the third seed at the time, defeated the top-seeded Green Bay Gamblers 3-1 in a best-of-five series.
The winner of the second round in the East Division will advance to play the winner of the West Division in the Clark Cup Finals.
#1 Green Bay Gamblers vs. #3 Indiana Ice
Game 1: Friday, April 16th, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Indiana at Green Bay (Resch Center)
Game 2: Sunday, April 18th, 3:05 PM (CDT) – Indiana at Green Bay (Resch Center)
Game 3: Friday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM (EDT) – Green Bay @ Indiana (Pepsi Coliseum)
Game 4: Saturday, April 24th, 7:05 PM (EDT) – Green Bay @ Indiana* (Pepsi Coliseum)
Game 5: Tuesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Indiana @ Green Bay* (Resch Center)
* if necessary
(Note local start time)
**Home games for the Indiana Ice for the East Division Finals return to the Pepsi Coliseum.
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