The Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League locked up the number two seed earlier this evening and announced the schedule for its opening round series against the seventh-seeded Arizona Sundogs. This is the first-ever meeting between the two teams in the post-season and Wichita’s 13th appearance in the playoffs.
Wichita just completed its season-series against the Sundogs on March 15th and 16th, splitting a pair of games at Tim’s Toyota Center. Wichita went 1-1-1 against the Sundogs during the regular season with each game being decided by one goal. In fact, two of the three meetings this season ended up heading into a shootout.. All-time, the Thunder is 8-4-2 against Arizona.
The series will follow a 2-2-2-1 format with games one, two, five and six (both if necessary) taking place in Wichita at INTRUST Bank Arena.
Opening Round – Series “B” (best-of-7)
Arizona Sundogs vs. Wichita Thunder
Game 1 – Thu., Mar. 28 – Arizona at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 – Sat., Mar. 30 – Arizona at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 2 – Wichita at Arizona, 8:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 3 – Wichita at Arizona, 8:05 p.m.
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 6 – Arizona at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.
*Game 6 – Sun., Apr. 7 – Arizona at Wichita, 5:05 p.m.
*Game 7 – Wed., Apr. 10 – Wichita at Arizona, 8:05 p.m.
*- If Necessary
(All times Central)
Wichita will begin the 2012-13 CHL Playoffs next week at home against Arizona. Game 1 will take place on Thursday, March 28th and Game 2 will be Saturday, March 30th with both games starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow. Stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for more information. For tickets, call 755-SEAT, visit the INTRUST Bank Arena box office or online at www.selectaseat.com .
Wichita Thunder playoff packages are on sale now. There are many ways to get involved, so be a part of the Blue Revolution and the Thunder’s quest for a CHL Title. Contact the Wichita Thunder Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at (316) 264-4625 or visit the fan relations table behind section 120 at any Wichita Thunder home game for more information. Join the Blue Revolution today!