2nd July 19:29
Gladiators face Aces in Kelly Cup Finals
ALASKA DEFEATED FRESNO 3-2 IN OVERTIME TO EARN TRIP TO KELLY CUP FINALS
The Gwinnett Gladiators announced today that they will face the Alaska
Aces in Kelly Cup Finals beginning Wednesday, May 24th at the Sullivan
Arena in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Gladiators will begin the Kelly Cup Finals on the road in Alaska for
Games 1 & 2 on Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th with both
games beginning at 11:15 p.m. Eastern time. The series will shift to the
Arena at Gwinnett Center for Games 3 & 4 as well as Game 5, if
necessary. Game 3 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center is set for Monday, May
29th at 5:05 p.m. while Game 4 is Wednesday, May 31st at 7:35 p.m. Game
5, if necessary would be on Thursday, June 1st at 7:35 p.m. Alaska would
host Games 6 and 7, if necessary, of the series. Game 6 & 7 are
scheduled for the Sullivan Arena on June 3rd and 4th respectivley with
both games beginning at 11:15 p.m. Eastern time.
vs. Alaska Aces (best-of-seven)
Game 1: Wednesday, May 24th, @ Alaska, 11:15 PM
Game 2: Thursday, May 25th, @ Alaska, 11:15 PM
Game 3: Monday, May 29th, @ Gwinnett, 5:05 PM
Game 4: Wednesday, May 31st, @ Gwinnett, 7:35 PM
Game 5: Thursday, June 1st, @ Gwinnett, 7:35 PM (if necessary)
Game 6: Saturday, June 3rd, @ Alaska, 11:15 PM (if necessary)
Game 7: Sunday, June 4th, @ Alaska, 11:15 PM (if necessary)
Alaska defeated the Fresno Falcons in the National Conference
Championship to advance to the Kelly Cup Finals for the first time in
team history. Fresno forced a Game 7 with a 4-2 win over the Aces in
Game 6 of the Conference Finals. Alaska defeated the Flacons in Game 7
in overtime on a tally by Chris Minard at the 1:07 mark of the second
overtime period to clinch the best of seven series 4 games to three.
The Gladaitors advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals by defeating the Toledo
Storm 4 games to 1 in the American Conference Championship Series. For
the first time in the 2006 Kelly Cup Finals, the Gladiators will be the
lower seed and will not have home ice advantage in the series.
Gladiators playoff ticket packages for the 2006 Kelly Cup Finals are on
sale now as well as individual game tickets for Games "G", "H" and "I"
at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The Gwinnett Gladiators continue the 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs with Game 1
of the Kelly Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 24th against the Alaska Aces
at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage Alaska at 11:15 p.m. The Gladiators
offer several ticket packages for different needs as well as group
outings, suites and birthday parties. For more information call 770-497-
5100 or log on to gwinnettgladiators.com.