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Cutthroats' Round One Schedule Released for 2013 CHL Playoffs

March 25, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Denver Cutthroats News Release

DENVER - The expansion Denver Cutthroats will begin play in the 2013 Central Hockey League playoffs on Thursday, March 28 when they face the No. 1 seed Allen Americans in Allen, Texas, in a best-of-seven first round series.

The first two games of the series will be in Allen on March 28 and March 29, then playoff hockey returns to Denver when the Cutthroats host the team's first ever CHL Playoff game on Sunday, March 31 at 4:05 p.m. at the Denver Coliseum. Denver will host Game Four at the Denver Coliseum on Monday, April 1 at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for the Cutthroats playoff games are on sale now at, or by calling 303-688-5297.

"Obviously, this will be a strong test for our team. Allen had a great season and is a very good team," said Cutthroats Head Coach Derek Armstrong. "But going into the playoffs, both teams are 0-0 right now. We look forward to this challenge."

The first round schedule for the Cutthroats-Americans series is (all times local):

Game 1: Thu., Mar. 28; Denver at Allen, 7:05 p.m.

Game 2: Fri., Mar. 29; Denver at Allen, 7:05 p.m.

Game 3: Sun., Mar. 31; Allen at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (Denver Coliseum)

Game 4: Mon., Apr.1; Allen at Denver, 7:05 p.m. (Denver Coliseum)

*Game 5: Sat., Apr. 6; Denver at Allen, 7:05 p.m.

*Game 6: Tue., Apr. 9; Allen at Denver, 7:05 p.m. (Denver Coliseum)

*Game 7: Thu., Apr. 11; Denver at Allen, 7:05 p.m.

*If necessary

Denver enters the playoffs behind First-Team All-CHL forward A.J. Gale, who led the league in goals scored during the regular season with 46, including five goals in the team's last two regular season games. Details on Cutthroats "Watch Parties" for Game One and Game Two, and other playoff activities, will follow shortly.

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