Dates announced for first round of 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs

The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their schedule for the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Orlando will face the South Carolina Stingrays for the first time in the postseason.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their schedule for the opening round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Orlando, as the third-place team in the South Division, will face the second-place South Carolina Stingrays in the best-of-seven South Division Semifinals, with the winner advancing to the South Division Finals to play the winner of Florida vs. Atlanta.

The Solar Bears will open the series on the road at the North Charleston Coliseum for Games 1 and 2. Orlando will host Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) of the South Division Semifinals at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. Should the series require a Game 6 or 7, the series will shift back to North Charleston. The dates, time and locations for the South Division Semifinals are as follows, with home games listed in bold:

#2 South Carolina Stingrays vs. #3 Orlando Solar Bears

Game 1 – Thursday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum
Game 2 – Saturday, April 14 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum
Game 3 – Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Game 4 – Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center
Game 5 – Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at ARS.com Rink at Amway Center (if necessary)
Game 6 – Tuesday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum (if necessary)
Game 7 – Wednesday, April 25 at 7:05 p.m. at North Charleston Coliseum (if necessary)

Single-game tickets for the first round of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs start at $18 and are now on sale. Fans can purchase playoff tickets at the Amway Center box office or by visiting ticketmaster.com.

Orlando concludes the 2017-18 regular season this weekend with a pair of road games, as they take on the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday, April 6 at 7:35 p.m. at Infinite Energy Arena, and the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando Solar Bears are in their sixth season of operation in the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.