2015 PLAYOFFS: IT ALL BEGINS TONIGHT
When the puck drops at Budweiser Gardens tonight for the Western Conference Quarter-Final match up one can almost guarantee it’s going to be one to remember. The London Knights are no stranger to a playoff battle against the Kitchener Rangers. This year will mark the fifth time the Knights have faced off against the Rangers in playoffs since 2005. Can you say rivals?
In recent years, London’s playoff record is more successful when matching up against Kitchener. The teams faced off in the2013 Western Conference Semi-Finals with the Knights beating out the Rangers in five games, and earlier in 2010 when the Rangers took the upper hand in game seven. These two teams have also met for two Western Conference finals, in 2012 and 2005, with London being victorious both times.
The rivalry between the two teams is one of the most exciting currently in the Ontario Hockey League. The teams have a close head to head record in the regular season since 2005, with London winning 31 games to Kitchener’s 30. This season, the teams split the best of six regular season series 3 games apiece.
While both teams have an impressive playoff resume, none of that will matter when they hit the ice Friday evening at Budweiser Gardens. It’s Max Domi, Mitchell Marner, Christian Dvorak, Matt Rupert and their London Knights against Liam Maaskant, Frank Hora, Ryan MacInnis and the Kitchener Rangers.
It’s time. We’re #battleready. Are you?
Tickets Still Available For Friday & Sunday’s Game
Plenty of great seats, including lots in the lower bowl, are available for both games this weekend. The Knights kick off the Western Conference Quarter-Final match up against long-time rival, the Kitchener Rangers, and will host games 1 and 2 on Friday, March 27th at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 29th at 4:00pm at Budweiser Gardens.
Tickets for the Western Conference Quarter-Final series are $22.75 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Aluminum Associates London Knights Armoury or over the phone at 519-681-0800 ext. 1. Tickets can also be purchased online at any time by clicking here. The Aluminum Associates London Knights Armoury is open Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.