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Schedule announced for 2021 Kelly Cup Finals

Wednesday, June 23rd
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The ECHL announced on Tuesday the schedule for the 2021 Kelly Cup Finals between the Fort Wayne Komets and South Carolina Stingrays. The 2021 Kelly Cup Finals will be contested as a best-of-five series.

Game 1 – Friday, June 25 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston, South CarolinaGame 2 – Sunday, June 27 at 6:05 p.m. ET at Carolina Ice Palace in North Charleston, South CarolinaGame 3 – Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IndianaGame 4 – Friday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana *Game 5 – Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana *

* – If Necessary

Fort Wayne defeated Allen 3 games to 1 in the Western Conference Finals to reach the Kelly Cup Finals for the first time since joining the ECHL for the 2012-13 season. South Carolina defeated Greenville 3 games to 1 in the Eastern Conference Finals and has advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals for the sixth time, extending its ECHL record. The Stingrays three championships (1997, 2001 and 2009) are tied with Alaska and Hampton Roads for the most in ECHL history.

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces for its 33rd season in 2020-21. There have been 698 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 20 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2020-21 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2020-21, marking the 24th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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