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Pair of Game 7s to decide final Division Finals matchups

Wednesday, May 1st
Pair of Game 7s to decide final Division Finals matchups

The final two spots in the Division Finals round of the 2024 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be determined tonight when the Adirondack Thunder host the Maine Mariners and the Jacksonville Icemen entertain the Florida Everblades in the 53rd and 54th Game 7s in ECHL postseason history. The winner of the Adirondack/Maine game will meet Norfolk in the North Division Finals while the winner of the Jacksonville/Florida matchup will advance to the South Division Finals to take on Orlando.

Adirondack is playing in a Game 7 for the second time in its ECHL history. The Thunder fell to South Carolina 3-2 in double overtime in the 2016 Eastern Conference Semifinals in its only previous seventh game. Maine is playing in a Game 7 for the first time as the Mariners look to move on to the second round for the first time in its ECHL history. The Mariners are looking to become just the third team in ECHL postseason history (Newfoundland vs. Reading in 2022 North Division Finals and Wheeling vs. South Carolina in 2016 Eastern Conference Finals) to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.

Jacksonville is playing in a Game 7 for the first time, while Florida is 1-3 all-time in ECHL Game 7s. The Everblades defeated Orlando in the 2017 South Division Semifinals while falling to Dayton in the 2007 American Conference Finals, Reading in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals and Colorado in the 2018 Kelly Cup Finals.

The Everblades are the 18th team in ECHL postseason history to force a Game 7 after trailing a series 3 games to 1. Eight of the previous 17 teams to have forced a Game 7 in that situation won the series. Like Maine, Florida is also looking to become the third team in ECHL history to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road

The home team is 36-16 all-time in ECHL Game 7s and has won 23 of the last 32. Eleven Game 7s have gone beyond regulation, with four being decided in two overtimes and one in three overtimes. The home team has won eight of the 11 games decided in overtime.

Game 7s in ECHL History

DATETEAMSROUND
May 3, 2023Fort Wayne 0 at CINCINNATI 1DSF
May 16, 2022NEWFOUNDLAND 4 at Reading 2DF
May 4, 2022Tulsa 2 at UTAH 5DSF
May 3, 2022WHEELING 3 at Fort Wayne 2DSF
May 3, 2022Cincinnati 2 at TOLEDO 4DSF
May 3, 2022Trois-Rivières 2 at NEWFOUNDLAND 5DSF
May 22, 2019TOLEDO 6 at Tulsa 2CF
April 24, 2019Kansas City 2 at TULSA 6DSF
June 9, 2018COLORADO 3 at Florida 2KCF
May 23, 2018Fort Wayne 3 at COLORADO 4 (OT)CF
April 25, 2018Allen 1 at IDAHO 4DSF
May 24, 2017SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Manchester 3CF
April 26, 2017Orlando 4 at FLORIDA 7DSF
April 25, 2017Kalamazoo 1 at TOLEDO 3DSF
May 24, 2016WHEELING 5 at South Carolina 2CF
May 11, 2016Adirondack 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3 (2 OT)CSF
May 11, 2016Reading 3 at WHEELING 4 (OT)CSF
April 27, 2016Idaho 2 at ALLEN 3 (OT)CQF
April 27, 2016Cincinnati 0 at FORT WAYNE 2CQF
April 26, 2016READING 4 at Toledo 1CQF
June 14, 2015South Carolina 1 at ALLEN 6KCF
May 27, 2015SOUTH CAROLINA 1 at Toledo 0 (3 OT)CF
May 27, 2015Ontario 1 at ALLEN 3CF
May 13, 2015Fort Wayne 2 at TOLEDO 5DF
April 29, 2015Quad City 1 at RAPID CITY 2DSF
April 29, 2015Wheeling 1 at TOLEDO 2 (OT)DSF
April 29, 2015Reading 2 at SOUTH CAROLINA 3DSF
April 28, 2015Colorado 2 at ONTARIO 4DSF
May 1, 2013Florida 1 at READING 4CSF
April 14, 2013Las Vegas 4 at STOCKTON 6CQF
April 27, 2011WHEELING 4 at Greenville 3 (OT)CSF
May 12, 2010Reading 0 at CINCINNATI 1CF
April 28, 2010CINCINNATI 2 at Charlotte 1CSF
June 5, 2009SOUTH CAROLINA 4 at Alaska 2KCF
May 6, 2009Stockton 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DF
April 22, 2009STOCKTON 5 at Ontario 4DSF
April 22, 2009Bakersfield 1 at LAS VEGAS 5DSF
April 21, 2009ELMIRA 5 at Trenton 3DSF
April 20, 2009Wheeling 1 at CINCINNATI 2 (2 OT)DSF
May 5, 2008Reading 1 at CINCINNATI 6DF
May 18, 2007DAYTON 3 at Florida 1CF
May 3, 2007Cincinnati 3 at DAYTON 5DF
May 22, 2006Fresno 2 at ALASKA 3 (2 OT)CF
May 6, 2006Bakersfield 2 at FRESNO 4DF
April 22, 2006Long Beach 3 at BAKERSFIELD 4DSF
April 19, 2006Idaho 2 at LAS VEGAS 6DSF
May 16, 2005TRENTON 2 at Alaska 0CF
May 3, 2003Cincinnati 2 at ATLANTIC CITY 3CF
May 13, 2001Peoria 3 at TRENTON 4CF
May 30, 1999Richmond 3 at MISSISSIPPI 4 (2 OT)KCF
March 31, 1992Roanoke Valley 2 at GREENSBORO 61st
April 12, 1989CAROLINA 7 at Johnstown 4RCF
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