Playoff Action Friday and Saturday at Pan Am Pavilion
INDIANAPOLIS-The Eastern Conference Champion Indiana Ice start a run for their second Clark Cup Championship on Friday (4/11) and Saturday (4/12) as the team hosts the Green Bay Gamblers in the first round of the Clark Cup Playoffs. The puck is set to drop for games one and two from Pan Am Pavilion at 7:05 pm.
The Indy vs. Green Bay matchup has become quite the playoff rivalry as the two teams have eliminated one another from cup contention in four of the past five seasons, including three Eastern Conference finals bouts. The Ice held a 2-1-1 regular-season record this season against the Gamblers.
Indy steams into the playoffs after one of the best regular-season campaigns in franchise history. As a unit, the Ice surpassed several team records while individuals on the roster matched or topped a variety of team marks on all ends of the puck. The team set new heights in wins (42) and standings points (91) while logging the best road record in franchise history (21-6-3). The club also established a new standard in overall losses (11) and goals allowed (141).
Individually, many former Icemen saw their best efforts equaled or beaten in several different categories.
Hayden Stewart and Jason Pawloski's four shutouts matched Clark Cup Champion Brett Bennett's (08-09) mark while Stewart beat out Jon Gillies (Providence-HE) for the longest scoreless streak in franchise history (203:54) and longest winning streak (12).
Forward Scott Conway became the first Iceman to ever score four goals in a single game while tying a club record for points in a contest (5). The Penn State-commit also matched Paul Carey's (Colorado-NHL) benchmark with points in 13 consecutive games spanning from early December to late January.
Indy heads into the playoffs with an 8-2-0 record in their past ten games while holding oppenents to two goals or less in seven of the ten contests which includes two shutouts. The Ice is also tied for the most divisional wins (30) with a 30-7-7 record against the Eastern Conference.
Tickets for the Clark Cup playoffs, presented by Ivy Tech, remain the same at $15 for reserved seating and $10 for standing room only and can be purchased on Ticketmaster or through the Indiana Ice office at (317) 925-4423.
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