Despite their status as top seed, the Alaska Aces will open the ECHL's Western Conference Finals against the Las Vegas Wranglers as the road team.
Game seven of the series, if necessary, will also be held in Las Vegas because of scheduling conflicts in both home arenas, the series will have an unusual 2-4-1 format.
Alaska, by virtue of having the best regular season record in the ECHL, will still enjoy the maximum number of four home dates compared to three for Las Vegas.
Western Conference Finals: #1 Alaska vs. #3 Las Vegas (All Times AKT)
Game 1 - Thursday, April 26, @ Orleans Arena, 6:05pm
Game 2 - Friday, April 27, @ Orleans Arena, 6:05pm
Game 3 - Sunday, April 29, @ Sullivan Arena, 7:15pm
Game 4 - Tuesday, May 1, @ Sullivan Arena, 7:15pm
*Game 5 - Wednesday, May 2, @ Sullivan Arena, 7:15pm
*Game 6 - Friday, May 4, @ Sullivan Arena, 7:15pm
*Game 7 - Wednesday, May 9 @ Orleans Arena, 6:05pm
The winner of the conference finals series will take on either Florida or Kalamazoo for the Kelly Cup. The Aces are in the conference finals for the sixth time as members of the ECHL.