Oklahoma City And Charlotte To Meet In Calder Cup First Round

Barons Lineup
After winning their final two games of the regular season, the Oklahoma City Barons leapfrogged the Houston Aeros to earn a first round matchup in the Calder Cup Quarterfinals with the Charlotte Checkers. The best of five series begins Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City. Here’s the full schedule of the first round series:

Game 1 April 26 Charlotte @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m.

Game 2 April 27 Charlotte @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m.

Game 3 May 1 Oklahoma City @ Charlotte 6 p.m.

*Game 4 May 3 Oklahoma City @ Charlotte 6 p.m.

*Game 5 May 4 Oklahoma City @ Charlotte 6 p.m.

* if necessary all times listed as CDT

Keep in mind that the teams will be re-ordered after the first round so that the highest-remaining seed plays the lowest-remaining seed.

For some great insight on the “why” and “why not” of the AHL quarterfinals format, head over to 100 Degree Hockey (devoted to the Texas Stars).

The postseason is here. Photo by Rob Ferguson.