As the Central Hockey League Play In Rounds are going on as the winners will take on the Odessa Jackalopes and the Rapid City Rush.
The other 2 series are now set and we will show you the schedules for the 2nd and 3rd seeded teams in both the Northern Conference as League Powerhouse Colorado Eagles will take on the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. Colorado has been the team to beat in the regular season in recent years as the Eagles have lost in the Championship Series big time by the Arizona Sundogs in 2008 and the Texas Brahmas last year.
If the Eagles get back to the Presidents Cup Final for the 3rd straight year, the Eagles will look to put the disappointment of the last 2 years behind them as the team has the experience like Ed Mcgrane and Kevin Ulanski who tons of big game experience.
Bossier-Shreveport haven't been past the Conference Semifinals since 2007 as the Mudbugs have been sweeped out of the playoffs the last 2 seasons as they were shocked by the Brahmas in 2008 after finishing with the top seed in the regular season.
Then last year, the Mudbugs lost in a 4 game sweep of Colorado where they lost all 4 games by a single goal, including 2 games in OT in last year's Northern Conference SF. Bossier-Shreveport will look for revenge as the Mudbugs and Eagles will face off in the postseason for the 2nd straight year.
Meanwhile in the South, its the league's biggest surprise this season as the Americans had one of the best seasons by a first year team in league history after winning an impressive 42 games this season, and will be looking to perhaps be the biggest challenger to the Odessa Jackalopes in the Southern Conference Playoffs. The Americans will be taking on the Laredo Bucks who's looking to get back to the Conference Finals after losing to Odessa in the Conference Semifinals last year.
Laredo is looking to continue its great end of the regular season as the Bucks were able to pull away from the Brahmas for the 3rd spot. If the Bucks win their 1st Round Series against Allen, Odessa could be interesting as the last 3 head-to-head games went to a SO.
Here's a look at the top players and Schedules for the Conference Semifinals. Look for the #1 VS. #4/#5 Series after the Play In Round finish up.
#2 Colorado Eagles VS. #3 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Colorado Eagles Regular Season Record: 42-15-7 91 PTS, 277 GF 208 GA
Colorado Leading Scores
Kevin Ulanski 64 GP 109 PTS (34G 75A)
Riley Nelson 64 GP 94 PTS (31G 63A)
Ed Mcgrane 62 GP 89 PTS (44G 45A)
Andrew Penner 34 GP 22-8-5 2.98 GAA .902 SV%
Mike Mole 34 GP 20-7-4 3.34 GAA .894 SV%
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Regular Season Record: 38-22-4 80 PTS, 213 GF 180 GA
Bossier-Shreveport Scoring Leaders
Shawn Limpright 60 GP 53 PTS (18G 35A)
Joe Blaznek 64 GP 50 PTS (23G 27A)
Travis Clayton 60 GP 50 PTS (18G 32A)
John Decarlo 39 GP 24-14-3 2.73 GAA .912 SV%
Ken Carroll 27 GP 14-8-5 2.61 GAA .920 SV%
All Colorado Eagles Home Games are @ Budweiser Events Center
All Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Home Games are @ Century Tel Center
Game 1, 3/26: @ Colorado 8:05 PM
Game 2, 3/27: @ Colorado 8:05 PM
Game 3, 3/30: @ Bossier-Shreveport 7:05 PM
Game 4, 4/1: @ Bossier-Shreveport 7:05 PM
Game 5, 4/2: @ Bossier-Shreveport 7:05 PM*
Game 6, 4/6: @ Colorado 8:05 PM*
Game 7, 4/7: @ Colorado 8:05 PM*
#2 Allen Americans VS. #3 Laredo Bucks
Allen Americans Regular Season Record: 42-17-5 89 PTS, 210 GF 183 GA
Allen Scoring Leaders
Bruce Graham 64 GP 79 PTS (31G 48A)
Justin Bowers 49 GP 73 PTS (23G 50A)
Nino Musitelli 62 GP 63 PTS (23G 40A)
Chris Whitley 43 GP 31-8-5 2.60 GAA .914 SV%
David Mckee 5 GP 2-3-0 3.95 GAA .897 SV%
Alexandre Vincent 4GP 1-3-0 3.79 GAA .858 SV%
Laredo Bucks Regular Season Record: 32-20-12 76 PTS 218 GF 215 GA
Laredo Scoring Leaders
Jeff Bes 64 GP 75 PTS (19G 56A)
Darryl Smith 61 GP 71 PTS (35G 36A)
Evan Schwabe 52 GP 48 PTS (13G 35A)
Kevin Desfosses 18 GP 8-7-3 3.33 GAA .904 SV%
Pier-Olivier Pelletier 17 GP 9-4-3 2.88 GAA .915 SV%
All Allen American Home Games are @ Allen Event Center
All Laredo Bucks Home Games are @ Laredo Energy Center
Game 1, 3/26: @ Allen 7:30 PM
Game 2, 3/27: @ Allen 7:30 PM
Game 3, 3/30: @ Laredo 7:05 PM
Game 4, 4/1: @ Laredo 7:05 PM
Game 5, 4/3: @ Laredo 7:05 PM*
Game 6, 4/6: @ Allen 7:30 PM*
Game 7, 4/7: @ Allen 7:30 PM*
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