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Robertson Cup playoffs get underway

April 4, 2008
The North American Hockey League’s best-of-five divisional semifinals series of the Robertson Cup Playoffs began this weekend.

“This is always an exciting time for our league, and we’re looking forward to another exciting run towards the Robertson Cup Championship," said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld.

Below is the complete first-round schedule:

U.S. Under-17 Team vs. St. Louis Bandits
Game 1: Friday, April 4 @ St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 5 @ St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, April 6 @ St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, April 12 @ USA, 7 p.m.*
Game 5: Sunday, April 13 @ USA, TBD*

Alpena IceDiggers vs. Mahoning Valley Phantoms
Game 1: Friday, April 4 @ Mahoning Valley, 7:15 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 5 @ Mahoning Valley, 7:15 p.m.
Game 3: Thursday, April 10 @ Alpena, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Friday, April 11 @ Alpena, 7 p.m.*
Game 5: Sunday, April 13 @ Mahoning Valley, 6 p.m.*

Springfield Jr. Blues vs. North Iowa Outlaws
Game 1: Friday, April 4 @ North Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 5 @ North Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, April 11 @ Springfield, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, April 12 @ Springfield, 7:30 p.m.*
Game 5: Sunday, April 13 @ North Iowa, 7 p.m.*

Alexandria Blizzard vs. Southern Minnesota Express
Game 1: Saturday, April 5 @ Southern Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.#
Game 2: Sunday, April 6 @ Southern Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.#
Game 3: Friday, April 11 @ Alexandria, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, April 12 @ Alexandria, 7 p.m.*
Game 5: Sunday, April 13 @ Southern Minnesota, TBA#*

Texas Tornado vs. Topeka RoadRunners
Game 1: Saturday, April 5 @ Topeka, 5:05 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday, April 6 @ Topeka, 5:05 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, April 11 @ Texas, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, April 12 @ Texas, 2 p.m*
Game 5: @ Topeka, TBA*

Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Game 1: Friday, April 4 @ Fairbanks, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 5 @ Fairbanks, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, April 11 @ Wichita Falls, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, April 12 @ Wichita Falls, 7:05 p.m.*
Game 5: Sunday, April 13 @ Wichita Falls, 3:30 p.m.&*

* if necessary
# Kasson, MN
& Fairbanks is home team
(all times local)

 
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