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MARINERS OPEN PLAYOFFS WEDNESDAY AT READING

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MARINERS OPEN PLAYOFFS WEDNESDAY AT READING

PORTLAND, ME – April 17, 2022 – The ECHL announced the first round schedule for the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs on Sunday, with the Mariners opening their North Division semi-final series on Wednesday in Reading, PA. The series will be a best-of-seven against the top seeded Reading Royals, with games three, four, and five (if necessary) at the Cross Insurance Arena.

Game one will be held at Santander Arena in Reading on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 PM ET. Game two is Friday, April 22, also at 7. The series will then shift to Portland for games 3-5 on Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. Game times are 7:00, 7:15, and 6:00 PM, respectively. If the series extends to a sixth or seventh game, those will be played back in Reading on Monday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 4, at 7 PM. The full series breakdown is below:

Game #DateTimeArenaCity
Game 1Weds, Apr. 207:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 2Fri, Apr. 227:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 3Thurs, Apr. 287:00 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 4Fri, Apr. 297:15 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 5 (if nec.)Sat, Apr. 306:00 PMCross Insurance ArenaPortland, ME
Game 6 (if nec.)Mon, May 27:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA
Game 7 (if nec.)Weds, May 47:00 PMSantander ArenaReading, PA

The Mariners are in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the first time in team history, clinching the #4 North Division spot on Saturday night with a 4-3 shootout win over the Newfoundland Growlers. Newfoundland takes on the Trois-Rivieres Lions in the #2 vs. #3 matchup of the North Division semifinals.

The Mariners won the regular season series against the Royals, 3-2-1-0, with the home team winning all six games. The two teams met four times over the Mariners’ final six games, with the Royals completing a three-game sweep from April 8-10 at Santander Arena and the Mariners claiming the final regular season meeting with a 6-2 win on April 13 at the Cross Insurance Arena.

 

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