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Corey Crawford and the IceHogs get to match-up with the Chicago Wolves in the West Division Finals. (Photo by Jim Orlando)
04/26/2008 9:18 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

West Division rivals to clash in Division Finals

Rockford, Ill.- One day after punching their ticket to the West Division Finals, the Rockford IceHogs found an opponent.  The Chicago Wolves topped the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0 on Saturday night to win their best-of-seven West Division Semifinals series four-games-to-two.

Following Saturday’s game in Milwaukee, the IceHogs and Wolves, along with the American Hockey League, announced their schedule for the West Division Finals.  The series, like the Division Semifinals, is a best-of-seven and Chicago will have home-ice advantage as they won the West Division during the regular season.

Rockford advanced to the West Division Finals on Friday night after beating the Houston Aeros 5-2 and winning their best-of-seven series four-games-to-one.

The following is the schedule for the IceHogs and Wolves Division Finals series:

Game One: Thursday, May 1 at Chicago, 7 p.m. 
Game Two: Saturday, May 3 at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Game Three: Sunday, May 4 at Rockford, 4:05 p.m. Season Ticket “C”
Game Four: Wednesday, May 7 at Rockford, 7:05 p.m. Season Ticket “D”

Game Five: Friday, May 9 at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. (if necessary)
Game Six: Sunday, May 11 at Rockford, 4:05 p.m. (if necessary) Season Ticket “E”
Game Seven: Tuesday, May 13 at Chicago, 7 p.m. (if necessary)

Tickets for the West Division Finals at the MetroCentre will be available at the MetroCentre Box Office or by calling (815) 968-5222.

Next Home Game: Sunday, May 4 vs. Chicago Wolves.  Game time is 4:05 p.m.  Game Three of the IceHogs-Wolves West Division Finals.  After playing a pair of games at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, the series shifts to the MetroCentre for Game Three.