The Oklahoma City Barons will take on the Utica Comets in the Western Conference semifinals of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs, the Barons front office announced today.
Games 1 and 2, as well as Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) of the best-of-7 series are scheduled in Utica, NY beginning on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. (CT). The series shifts to Oklahoma City for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary). Game 3 is scheduled for Monday, May 11 and Game 4 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. (CT). Should the series require a Game 5, it is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. (CT). If the series would require a Game 6, it is scheduled for Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m. (CT) in Utica. If necessary, Game 7 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at 6 p.m. (CT), also in Utica. A complete schedule is listed below:
Game 1 May 7 Oklahoma City @ Utica 6 p.m.
Game 2 May 8 Oklahoma City @ Utica 6 p.m.
Game 3 May 11 Utica @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m.
Game 4 May 13 Utica @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m.
*Game 5 May 14 Utica @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m.
*Game 6 May 18 Oklahoma City @ Utica 6 p.m.
*Game 7 May 20 Oklahoma City @ Utica 6 p.m.
* if necessary all times listed as CDT
Oklahoma City and Utica met twice during the regular season. Oklahoma City posted a 1-1-0-0 mark, while Utica posted a 1–0-1-0 record against Oklahoma City. This is the first Calder Cup Playoff meeting between Oklahoma City and Utica.
In the regular season series, Oklahoma City was led in scoring by forward Jason Williams who tallied 2 points (2–0-2). The Comets were led in scoring against Oklahoma City by Hunter Shinkaruk who tallied 2 points (1-1-2).