ECHL playoffs move to round 2.

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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.