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Gold Kings Announce Playoff Dates

April 4, 2002 - West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) - Colorado Gold Kings News Release

Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Gold Kings have cemented their schedule for the first two rounds of the Taylor Cup playoffs, should the team be fortunate enough to advance that far.

In the first round, Colorado will face the gritty Tacoma Sabercats, who forced the Gold Kings into a deciding Game Five in the first round last year before succumbing 3-2. Due to conflicting dates at the Colorado Springs World Arena, Colorado will be forced to play Games One and Two of this year's series at the Tacoma Dome. If the Gold Kings should survive the Sabercats, the team will either travel to Idaho in a rematch of the 2001 Northern Division Finals or open at home against Anchorage, who will be looking to surprise the heavily favored Steelheads in the first round. All possible scenarios are listed below:

Colorado vs. Tacoma-Round One
Game One at Tacoma Dome Fri., April 12 8:35 p.m. MST
Game Two at Tacoma Dome Sat., April 13 8:05 p.m. MST
Game Three at C.S. World Arena Mon., April 15 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Four at C.S. World Arena Tue., April 16 7:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)
Game Five at C.S. World Arena Wed., April 17 7:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)

If Colorado and Idaho win-Northern Division Finals

Game One at Boise, ID Thu., April 25 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Two at Boise, ID Sat., April 27 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Three at C.S. World Arena Mon., April 29 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Four at C.S. World Arena Tue., April 30 7:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)
Game Five at Boise, ID Fri., May 3 7:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)

If Colorado and Anchorage win-Northern Division Finals

Game One at C.S. World Arena Thu., April 25 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Two at C.S. World Arena Fri., April 26 7:05 p.m. MST
Game Three at Anchorage, AK Thu., May 2 9:05 p.m. MST
Game Four at Anchorage, AK Fri., May 3 9:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)
Game Five at Anchorage, AK Sat., May 4 9:05 p.m. MST (if necessary)

The Gold Kings (37-26-7) and Aces (19-42-9) wrap up the regular season this weekend at the World Arena, beginning with a "$5 Friday" at the special starting time of 7:30 p.m. Any ticket in the upper bowl may be purchased for only five dollars. Sunday brings Fan Appreciation Night at 7:30 p.m., when all fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs from every member of the Gold Kings. Jack Michaels calls the play-by-play for Colorado's games, all of which are broadcast live on KKCS-AM Hot Talk 1460.

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