THE KOMETS ADVANCED!! THE KOMETS ADVANCED!! THE KOMETS ADVANCED!!
Ok, now that I have gotten that off my chest: Stuff just got real!
The No. 8 seeded Fort Wayne Komets defeated the No. 1 seeded Reading Royals four games to one to advance to the semifinals. They began the semifinals against the Cincinnati Cyclones this past Friday. The Komets took game one when Christian Ouellet scored the game winner with seven seconds left in regulation. On Saturday, Cincinnati came back with a vengeance to defeat the Komets 5-2 in regulation. The series now comes back to Fort Wayne for the remaining three games.
The No. 6 seeded Wheeling Nailers defeated the South Carolina Stingrays four games to zero to advance to take on the Greenville Road Warriors. The Road Warriors defeated the Kalamazoo Wings four games to two and advanced to the semifinals. The first meeting between Greenville and Wheeling took place Saturday, May 3, at Wheeling. Greenville took the lead in the series by defeating Wheeling 7-3 in regulation. The next night Greenville once again defeated Wheeling 4-3 in overtime to extend their lead in the series.
In the Western Conference, the Alaska Aces eliminated the Wranglers four games to zero to advance to the semifinals. The Aces had to wait to see the winner of the Idaho and Colorado matchup. Idaho defeated Colorado to advance to take on the Alaska Aces four games to two. In the first meeting between Alaska and Idaho, the Steelheads took game one when Gaelan Patterson has the game winner in overtime. On May 2, Alaska came back to even the series by defeating Idaho 6-4. Alaska now comes to Idaho for games three through five. The Bakersfield Condors defeated the Utah Grizzlies four games to one to advance to take on the winner of the Stockton Thunder and Ontario Reign matchup. Stockton swept Ontario four games to none to advance to take on the Condors. Bakersfield defeated Stockton 3-2 to take game one of the series. These two met up the next night and Bakersfield once again defeated Stockton 2-0.
Quarterfinal Results (Best of Seven)
Komets eliminated Reading 4-1
Cincinnati eliminated Orlando 4-2
Wheeling eliminated South Carolina 4-0
Greenville eliminated Kalamazoo 4-2
Alaska eliminated Las Vegas 4-0
Idaho eliminated Colorado 4-2
Bakersfield eliminated Utah 4-1
Stockton eliminated Ontario 4-0
Semifinal Matchups (Best of Seven)
Komets VS. Cincinnati (series tied)
Alaska VS. Idaho (Alaska leads 2-1)
Bakersfield VS. Stockton (Stockton leads 2-0)
Wheeling VS. Greenville (Greenville leads 2-0)