On to round two the Kelly Cup playoffs go, after a first round that saw 33 of a possible 35 games played. Five of the series went to Game 5.
The Utah Grizzlies, a No. 4 seed, eliminated the No. 5 seed Las Vegas
Wranglers last night with a 5-1 victory. Former Reign defenseman Brian Kilburg had a goal and two assists in the series.
The Idaho Steelheads have home-ice advantage in a best-of-7 series against Utah in round two.
Idaho was 10-3-1 against the Grizzlies in the regular season while Utah
4-7-3 against the Steelheads. Game 1 is Friday at Qwest Arena.
The Stockton Thunder will play the Bakersfield Condors in the other National Conference semifinal.
Bakersfield was 6-4-2 against the Thunder in the regular season, while
Stockton was also 6-4-2 against the Condors. Game 1 is Friday at Rabobank Arena.