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Thunder Faces Ontario, Playoff Tickets On Sale Now

April 6, 2009 - ECHL (ECHL) - Stockton Thunder News Release

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder has earned the #4 seed in the Pacific Division and will open the 2009 Kelly Cup Playoffs against the first seed and Pacific Division Champion Ontario Reign in a best-of-seven series (2-3-2 format), beginning with Game 1 of the Pacific Division Semifinal round on Friday, Apr. 10 at 7:00 p.m. from Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Round-by-round ticket packages and single game tickets for the 2009 Kelly Cup Playoffs are now on sale at the Stockton Arena ticket office, via phone at (209) 373-1700 and online at

It is the first time Stockton and Ontario will meet in the Kelly Cup Playoffs and this year's appearance marks the third straight Kelly Cup Playoff berth in Thunder history. Listed below is the head-to-head schedule, following a "2-3-2" format:


Game 1: Stockton at Ontario - Friday, April 10 - 7:00 p.m. (Citizens Business Bank Arena)

Game 2: Stockton at Ontario - Saturday, April 11 - 7:00 p.m. (Citizens Business Bank Arena)

Game 3: Ontario at Stockton - Wednesday, April 15 - 7:00 p.m. (Stockton Arena)

Game 4: Ontario at Stockton - Friday, April 17 - 7:30 p.m. (Stockton Arena)

Game 5: Ontario at Stockton - Sunday, April 19 - 4:00 p.m. (Stockton Arena) *

Game 6: Stockton at Ontario - Tuesday, April 21 - 7:00 p.m. (Citizens Business Bank Arena) *

Game 7: Stockton at Ontario - Wednesday, April 22 - 7:00 p.m. (Citizens Business Bank Arena) *

* If necessary

Kelly Cup Playoff tickets start as little as $9 per seat. Current Thunder season ticket holders receive tickets to the first two rounds of the Kelly Cup Playoffs in their ticket package.



Lower Premium $17

Lower Endzone $13

Upper Premium $13

Upper Endzone $9

Upper Endzone $7 (senior/child)

The proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, the Thunder was voted "Best Local Sports Team" by readers of the San Joaquin Magazine, has led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew 223,854 fans to Stockton Arena in 2008-09. Season tickets for 2009-10 and Kelly Cup Playoff ticket packages are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit

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