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$5 tickets on sale now for first round matchup between Victoria and Bakersfield

April 3, 2011 - ECHL (ECHL) - Victoria Salmon Kings News Release

Victoria, BC - The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced that the team will begin the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs at home versus the Bakersfield Condors this Monday April 4th at 7:05 p.m. PST.

The 2010-11 regular season ended with Victoria with finishing in seventh place in the Western Conference, which means they take on the Pacific Division champions in the first round of the playoffs. The Condors clinched home-ice advantage for the series by winning the Pacific Division title and the second seed in the conference on the season's final night when they lost in a shootout 2-1 to the Utah Grizzlies. The single point gained versus Utah earned the Condors top spot in the Pacific Division and a first round date with the Salmon Kings.

Versus Bakersfield this season, Victoria registered a 3-4-0-0 record which included a 1-2-0-0 mark at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, and a 2-2-0-0 record away from home.

The best-of-five Western Conference quarterfinals series is a 2-3 format with the Salmon Kings hosting the first two games in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, while the final three contests will take place in Bakersfield at the Rabobank Arena.

This playoff series marks the third time that Victoria and Bakersfield will meet in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, as the Salmon Kings lost to the Condors 3-2 in the best-of-five conference quarterfinal series last year. In the 2008 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Victoria knocked off Bakersfield four games to two in a best-of-seven first round matchup.

The Salmon Kings are offering $5 tickets for the opening two home games of the 2010-11 Kelly Cup Playoffs. The discounted playoff ticket is available to fans in all standard-bowl seating (excluding club seats). There is no maximum of tickets allowed to buy, so make sure to get yours today before they sell out! Fans can purchase the discounted tickets online at www.selectyourtickets.com with the code word "GOKINGSGO". Tickets will also be available in person at the Select Your Tickets Box Office, or over the phone at 250-220-7777.

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