The affiliate team of the Calgary Flames, the Stockton Heat, have made it all the way to the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Wolves.
Game one is Friday night at 7 pm.
After announcing their relocation to Calgary in the near future, the Heat was able to knock off the Colorado Eagles in round three of the American Hockey League (AHL) to advance to round four.
The Heat finished the regular season by claiming the Pacific Division with a record of 45-16-5. That record helped them advance straight to the second round, where they faced the Bakersfield Condors.
In round two of the playoffs, the Heat won three straight games against the Condors in a best of 5 series.
In round three, the Heat played the Colorado Eagles and won in four games. In-game one, the heat won 5-0, in game two, they won 1-0, in game three they lost 6-5 but were able to finish off the series in four games beating them 1-0.
In the Western Conference Finals, the Heat play the Chicago Wolves. The Wolves, who had a regular-season record of 50-16-5 were rewarded a spot straight to the second round. In the second round, they beat the Rockford IceHogs in three games. In round three, they beat the Milwaukee Admirals in four games.
The Wolves were the only team to have a better record than the Heat during the regular season in the Western Conference.
For the rest of the playoffs, each series will now be best of seven games, instead of five.
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