The boys of winter have plenty of spring in their skates. And the Idaho Steelheads were still standing Friday night as they defeated the Colorado Eagles, 3-2, at a rocking CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise Friday night, clinching the first-round playoff series. The thriller was the third overtime win on home ice for the Steelheads.
The Steelies (the No. 3 seed in their conference) now advance to the ECHL Western Conference semifinals to face-off with Ontario, Calif. (the No. 2 seed). Games 1 and 2 will be played in Ontario on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. The best-of-seven series returns to Boise for a three game stretch on Wednesday, April 24, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. If necessary, the series will return to California for two more games.