Admirals Announce Postseason Schedule
The Milwaukee Admirals announced today that they will face off against the Grand Rapids Griffins in Central Division Semifinals beginning next Friday, April 22 at 7:00 PM at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The best-of-five series will continue with games two on Saturday night at 7:00 PM before switching venues to Grand Rapids for games three and, if necessary, four at the Van Andel Arena. If a game five is needed it would be back in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 PM.
Central Division Semifinals – Series “E” (best-of-5)
C1-Milwaukee Admirals vs. C4-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Friday, April 22 – Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 7:00
Game 2 – Saturday, April 23 – Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 7:00
Game 3 – Tuesday, April 26 – Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, 6:00
*Game 4 – Wednesday, April 27 – Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, 6:00 (if necessary)
*Game 5 – Saturday, April 30 – Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 7:00 (if necessary)
The Central Division Champion Admirals finished the regular season with 101 points on a 48-23-3-2 record, their fourth division championship during their time in the AHL and first since 2011. Grand Rapids, who won the Calder Cup in 2013, was fourth in the Central with a 44-29-1-1 record and 90 points.
The Griffins won the regular season series against Milwaukee 5-3. Seven of the eight games were won by the home team with Grand Rapids being the lone road victor with a 6-0 shutout of the Ads on November 27.
While their rivalry dates back to the team’s time in the IHL, the Admirals and Griffins have met in the post-season only one time. That was back in 2006 when Milwaukee swept the Griffs in four games in the Western Conference Finals to clinch a berth in the Calder Cup.