North Charleston, SC – The S
Stingrays announced today the schedule for the 2009 Kelly Cup American Conference Finals against the Cincinnati Cyclones. Action begins this Saturday, May 9th
at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m.
You can purchase tickets at the Coliseum box office or by going to www.ticketmaster.com. If you have a group of 10 or more, you can purchase reduced price group tickets by calling the Stingrays office at 744-2248.
Game one will be played at South Carolina on Saturday, May 9 at 7:05pm. Game two will also be played at the North Charleston Coliseum on Monday, May 11. Games three and four will be at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday, May 13 and Friday, May 15. If a fifth game is needed, it will also be played in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 16—these games will all be played at 7:30pm. If the sixth and/or seventh games are needed, they will be played at South Carolina on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19.
The Cyclones advanced to the series by rallying to defeat Wheeling in seven games of the opening round and then sweeping Elmira in four games. The Cyclones claimed the North Division regular season title with a 41-26-5 record. It was the second straight year the club captured the North Division regular season title and followed it up with the North Division playoff championship.
South Carolina (42-23-6) finished off Florida in a six-game series last night (4-3 in overtime) and also knocked off Charlotte in a six-game affair in the opening round of the playoffs. It is the second straight season that these clubs have met in the American Conference Finals. The Stingrays have won the Kelly Cup twice (1997 and 2001).
It is the fourth trip to the conference finals for South Carolina and the third trip for Cincinnati. The Stingrays are 2-1 in conference finals series having captured the Kelly Cup in 1997 and 2001 while the Cyclones are 1-1 having defeated South Carolina on their way to the Kelly Cup in 2008 and losing in seven games to eventual Kelly Cup winner Atlantic City in 2003.
Best-of-Seven Conference Finals Schedule:
5/9 Cincinnati at South Carolina 7:05 p.m. North Charleston Coliseum Sports Radio 150
5/11 Cincinnati at South Carolina 7:05 p.m. North Charleston Coliseum ESPN Radio 910
5/13 South Carolina at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. US Bank Arena Sports Radio 1450
5/15 South Carolina at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. US Bank Arena Sports Radio 1450
5/16* South Carolina at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. US Bank Arena Sports Radio 1450
5/18* Cincinnati at South Carolina 7:05 p.m. North Charleston Coliseum Sports Radio 1450
5/19* Cincinnati at South Carolina 7:05 p.m. North Charleston Coliseum ESPN Radio 910
* if necessary