Bracknell stunned everyone by winning their last three qualifying games to clinch third place in the group table and set up a two-legged semi final with Sheffield Steelers.
Bees warmed up for the first game at Amen Corner by surprisingly beating Sheffield 6-5 in overtime at home last night.
Sheffield are renowned for pulling out all the stops in big games like these, however, having won the play-offs for the last three years.
The Bees coach, Jim Suyarchuk, plans to counter-attack after an early Steelers' blitz and has hopes of taking a lead back to the Arena, for the return leg on February 19.
The other semi-final, with Nottingham Panthers at home to Ayr Scottish Eagles in the first leg, takes place tomorrow night at Lower Parliament Street.Reuse content