1974 Calder Cup playoffs

The 1974 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 3, 1974.[1] The eight teams that qualified played best-of-seven series for Division Semifinals and Finals. The division champions played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 8, 1974, with the Hershey Bears defeating the Providence Reds four games to one to win the Calder Cup for the fifth time in team history.[2]

1974 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 3–May 8, 1974
Teams8
Final positions
ChampionsHershey Bears
Runner-upProvidence Reds
1974
1975

Richmond and Baltimore tied the AHL playoff record for highest scoring shutout in game 2 of their Southern division semifinal, which Richmond won 10-0.[3]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1973–74 AHL regular season, the top three teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans finished the regular season with the best overall record.[4]

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - 97 points
  2. Providence Reds - 88 points
  3. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 86 points
  4. New Haven Nighthawks - 80 points

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Baltimore Clippers - 94 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 92 points
  3. Cincinnati Swords - 91 points
  4. Richmond Robins - 58 points

BracketEdit

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
         
1 Rochester 2
4 New Haven 4
4 New Haven 0
Northern Division
2 Providence 4
2 Providence 4
3 Nova Scotia 2
N2 Providence 1
S2 Hershey 4
1 Baltimore 4
4 Richmond 1
1 Baltimore 0
Southern Division
2 Hershey 4
2 Hershey 4
3 Cincinnati 1

In each round, the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[5]

Division SemifinalsEdit

Note: Home team is listed first.

Northern DivisionEdit

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) New Haven NighthawksEdit

April 3 Rochester Americans 4 - 3 OT New Haven Nighthawks
April 5 Rochester Americans 2 - 1 New Haven Nighthawks
April 10 New Haven Nighthawks 5 - 2 Rochester Americans
April 13 New Haven Nighthawks 5 - 4 Rochester Americans
April 14 Rochester Americans 1 - 5 New Haven Nighthawks
April 16 New Haven Nighthawks 6 - 3 Rochester Americans
New Haven won series 4 – 2


(2) Providence Reds vs. (3) Nova Scotia VoyageursEdit

April 5 Providence Reds 6 - 4 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 7 Providence Reds 4 - 1 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 9 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1 - 4 Providence Reds
April 12 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 7 - 6 OT Providence Reds
April 15 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 4 - 1 Providence Reds
April 17 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 0 - 8 Providence Reds
Providence won series 4 - 2


Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Baltimore Clippers vs. (4) Richmond RobinsEdit

April 5 Baltimore Clippers 5 - 2 Richmond Robins
April 6 Richmond Robins 10 - 0 Baltimore Clippers
April 9 Baltimore Clippers 4 - 2 Richmond Robins
April 10 Richmond Robins 5 - 6 OT Baltimore Clippers
April 12 Baltimore Clippers 7 - 6 OT Richmond Robins
Baltimore won series 4 - 1


(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) Cincinnati SwordsEdit

April 3 Cincinnati Swords 5 - 6 OT Hershey Bears
April 5 Cincinnati Swords 6 - 2 Hershey Bears
April 9 Hershey Bears 1 - 0 Cincinnati Swords
April 11 Hershey Bears 4 - 2 Cincinnati Swords
April 13 Hershey Bears 4 - 2 Cincinnati Swords
Hershey won series 4 - 1


Division FinalsEdit

Northern DivisionEdit

(2) Providence Reds vs. (4) New Haven NighthawksEdit

April 19 Providence Reds 3 - 2 OT New Haven Nighthawks
April 20 New Haven Nighthawks 4 - 5 Providence Reds
April 21 Providence Reds 6 - 4 New Haven Nighthawks
April 23 New Haven Nighthawks 3 - 4 OT Providence Reds
Providence won series 4 - 0


Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Baltimore Clippers vs. (2) Hershey BearsEdit

April 16 Baltimore Clippers 1 - 3 Hershey Bears
April 17 Hershey Bears 4 - 2 Baltimore Clippers
April 19 Baltimore Clippers 1 - 4 Hershey Bears
April 20 Hershey Bears 4 - 3 OT Baltimore Clippers
Hershey won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(S2) Hershey Bears vs. (N2) Providence RedsEdit

April 27 Hershey Bears 4 - 3 OT Providence Reds
May 1 Hershey Bears 3 - 2 Providence Reds
May 3 Providence Reds 3 - 4 OT Hershey Bears
May 5 Providence Reds 5 - 4 OT Hershey Bears
May 8 Hershey Bears 4 - 3 Providence Reds
Hershey won series 4 - 1


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. ^ Calder Cup champions Archived 2008-05-26 at the Wayback Machine caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Calder Cup record book: Teams caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 13, 2008.
  4. ^ American Hockey League standings and leaders, 1936-2007: p. 195 Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  5. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1973 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
1974
Succeeded by
1975 Calder Cup playoffs