Steelheads have home ice for Western Conference Finals

The fourth-seeded Stockton Thunder defeated top seed Alaska in the ECHL's Western Conference semifinals, giving 2-seed Idaho the home ice advantage in the Western Conference finals.

Idaho announced the best-of-seven playoff schedule Wednesday - including a 5:10 Sunday start for game two because of a scheduling conflict at CenturyLink Arena. Saturday night is the 'True Grit and Glitter' roller derby.

Game 1 - Stockton at Idaho, Friday, May 3 (7:10 PM)
Game 2 - Stockton at Idaho, Sunday, May 5 (5:10 PM)
Game 3 - Idaho at Stockton, Wednesday, May 8 (8:00 PM)
Game 4 - Idaho at Stockton, Friday, May 10 (8:30 PM)
Game 5 - Idaho at Stockton, Saturday, May 11 (8:30 PM) **
Game 6 - Stockton at Idaho, Monday, May 13 (7:10 PM) **
Game 7 - Stockton at Idaho, Tuesday, May 14 (7:10 PM) **

**if necessary

Stockton won three of five regular season games with Idaho, but only one of those games was played in Boise. The teams have met once in the Western Conference Finals; Idaho beat Stockton four games to two before losing in the Kelly Cup Finals to Cincinnati.

Tickets are available at the CenturyLink Arena box office or