Eastern Conference Semifinal: Admirals vs. St. John's IceCaps
NORFOLK, Va. - The American Hockey League officially announced the 2014 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal schedule between the Norfolk Admirals and the St. John's IceCaps Monday afternoon. The best-of-seven series begins Tuesday, May 6, at Mile One Centre and shifts to Norfolk Scope Arena beginning Saturday, May 10, for Games 3, 4, and 5.
The Admirals won three games in a row to advance to the second round after losing Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the top-seeded Manchester Monarchs. Norfolk took the series three games to one after being the eighth and final team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a spot in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.
St. John's entered the postseason as the fourth seed and cruised past fifth-seeded Albany in the opening round, taking three of four games in that series. As one of the hotter teams in the entire league for the last two months of the regular season, St. John's won five of their last seven games and 13 of their last 20 to earn the fourth seed. The IceCaps are the only Eastern Conference opponent that Norfolk did not play this season and the last time the two clubs met in the postseason, the Admirals swept them, 4-0, on their way to winning Norfolk's first Calder Cup title in 2012.
Norfolk 's Complete First Round Playoff Schedule:
Game 1 - Tuesday, May 6 - Norfolk at St. John's, 6:00 p.m. ET, Mile One Centre
Game 2 - Wednesday, May 7 - Norfolk at St. John's, 6:00 p.m. ET, Mile One Centre
Game 3 - Saturday, May 10 - St. John's at Norfolk, 8:00 p.m. ET, Norfolk Scope Arena
Game 4 - Monday, May 12 - St. John's at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. ET, Norfolk Scope Arena
Game 5* - Tuesday, May 13 - St. John's at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. ET, Norfolk Scope Arena
Game 6* - Friday, May 16 - Norfolk at St. John's, 6:00 p.m. ET, Mile One Centre
Game 7* - Saturday, May 17 - Norfolk at St. John's, 6:00 p.m. ET, Mile One Centre
Individual playoff tickets go on sale on this week at the Scope Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com. Individual ticket prices and an official opening sale date will be announced in the coming days. Corporate boxes will also be available by contacting the Norfolk Admirals at (757) 640-1212. The Scope Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., or 10:00 a.m. through game time on Admirals game days.
Reserve your 2014-15 season tickets with a deposit of $100 or more per seat today. Stop by the Admirals' Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!
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