WHL Announces Full Round 1 Playoff Schedule

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Calgary, AB (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today the dates and game times for the opening round of the 2012 WHL Playoffs. The 2012 WHL Playoffs are presented by Kal Tire and Husky, Prestige Partners of the Western Hockey League.

CLICK HERE for 2012 WHL Playoffs Brackets on the WHL website


2012 WHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND

Husky WHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Final
EDMONTON vs. KOOTENAY
(Series A)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:00 PM Kootenay at Edmonton
Game 2 – Sun Mar 25 5:00 PM Kootenay at Edmonton
Game 3 – Wed Mar 28 7:00 PM Edmonton at Kootenay
Game 4 – Thurs Mar 29 7:00 PM Edmonton at Kootenay
Game 5 – Sun Apr 1 2:00 PM Kootenay at Edmonton **
Game 6 – Tues Apr 3 7:00 PM Edmonton at Kootenay **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 4 7:00 PM Kootenay at Edmonton **

Husky WHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Final
MOOSE JAW VS. REGINA

(Series B)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:00 PM Regina at Moose Jaw
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:00 PM Regina at Moose Jaw
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:00 PM Moose Jaw at Regina
Game 4 – Wed Mar 28 7:00 PM Moose Jaw at Regina
Game 5 – Fri Mar 30 7:00 PM Regina at Moose Jaw **
Game 6 – Sat Mar 31 7:00 PM Moose Jaw at Regina **
Game 7 – Mon Apr 2 7:00 PM Regina at Moose Jaw **

Husky WHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Final
CALGARY VS. BRANDON

(Series C)
Game 1 – Thurs Mar 22 7:00 PM Brandon at Calgary
Game 2 – Fri Mar 23 7:00 PM Brandon at Calgary
Game 3 – Sun Mar 25 6:00 PM Calgary at Brandon (MTS Centre, Winnipeg)
Game 4 – Tues Mar 27 7:00 PM Calgary at Brandon (MTS Centre, Winnipeg)
Game 5 – Thurs Mar 29 7:00 PM Calgary at Brandon ** (MTS Centre, Winnipeg)
Game 6 – Sun Apr 1 4:00 PM Brandon at Calgary **
Game 7 – Tues Apr 3 7:00 PM Brandon at Calgary **

Husky WHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Final
MEDICINE HAT VS. SASKATOON
(Series D)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:30 PM Saskatoon at Medicine Hat
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:30 PM Saskatoon at Medicine Hat
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:00 PM Medicine Hat at Saskatoon
Game 4 – Wed Mar 28 7:00 PM Medicine Hat at Saskatoon
Game 5 – Sat Mar 31 7:30 PM Saskatoon at Medicine Hat **
Game 6 – Mon Apr 2 7:00 PM Medicine Hat at Saskatoon **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 4 7:00 PM Saskatoon at Medicine Hat **

Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Quarter-Final
TRI-CITY VS. EVERETT

(Series E)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:05 PM Everett at Tri-City
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:05 PM Everett at Tri-City
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:05 PM Tri-City at Everett
Game 4 – Wed Mar 28 7:05 PM Tri-City at Everett
Game 5 – Sat Mar 31 7:05 PM Everett at Tri-City **
Game 6 – Mon Apr 2 7:05 PM Tri-City at Everett **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 4 7:05 PM Everett at Tri-City **

Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Quarter-Final
KAMLOOPS VS. VICTORIA
(Series F)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:00 PM Victoria at Kamloops
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:00 PM Victoria at Kamloops
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:05 PM Kamloops at Victoria
Game 4 – Wed Mar 28 7:05 PM Kamloops at Victoria
Game 5 – Fri Mar 30 7:00 PM Victoria at Kamloops **
Game 6 – Mon Apr 2 7:05 PM Kamloops at Victoria **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 4 7:00 PM Victoria at Kamloops **

Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Quarter-Final
PORTLAND VS. KELOWNA
(Series G)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:00 PM Kelowna at Portland (Memorial Coliseum)
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:00 PM Kelowna at Portland (Memorial Coliseum)
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:05 PM Portland at Kelowna
Game 4 – Thurs Mar 29 7:05 PM Portland @ Kelowna
Game 5 – Sat Mar 31 7:00 PM Kelowna @ Portland ** (venue TBD)
Game 6 – Mon Apr 2 7:05 PM Portland @ Kelowna **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 4 7:00 PM Kelowna @ Portland ** (Memorial Coliseum)

Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Quarter-Final

VANCOUVER vs. SPOKANE
(Series H)
Game 1 – Fri Mar 23 7:30 PM Spokane at Vancouver
Game 2 – Sat Mar 24 7:00 PM Spokane at Vancouver
Game 3 – Tues Mar 27 7:05 PM Vancouver @ Spokane
Game 4 – Wed Mar 28 7:05 PM Vancouver @ Spokane
Game 5 – Fri Mar 30 7:30 PM Spokane @ Vancouver **
Game 6 – Sun Apr 1 6:00 PM Vancouver @ Spokane **
Game 7 – Wed Apr 7:00 PM Spokane @ Vancouver **

** – if necessary

First Round Match-Ups are based on Conference Rankings with Division Champions seeded #1 and #2.

1st vs 8th, 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th.

Second Round Match-Ups are based on Conference Rankings. 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd

All Series in the 2012 WHL Playoffs are best-of-seven formats. 

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