The Rockford IceHogs will face the Lake Erie Monsters in the first round of the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, and the series will begin at the BMO Harris Bank Center this week.
The Monsters have home ice advantage, but the IceHogs get the first chance on their own home ice, playing the first two games of the series in Rockford. The first round matchup will then shift to Lake Erie for three potential games in the best-of-five series. The winner will face either Milwaukee or Grand Rapids in the second round.
The schedule, with dates, times, and locations, is as follows:
Game 1 - Wednesday, April 20 at Rockford, 7:00 pm
Game 2 - Thursday, April 21 at Rockford, 7:00 pm
Game 3 - Saturday, April 23 at Lake Erie, 6:00 pm
*Game 4 - Monday, April 25 at Lake Erie, 6:00 pm
*Game 5 - Thursday, April 28 at Lake Erie, 6:00 pm