1982 Calder Cup playoffs

The 1982 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 7, 1982.[1] The eight teams that qualified played best-of-five series for Division Semifinals and best-of-seven series for Division Finals. The division champions played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 10, 1982, with the New Brunswick Hawks defeating the Binghamton Whalers four games to one to win the Calder Cup for the only time in team history.[2]

1982 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 7-May 10, 1982
Teams8
Final positions
ChampionsNew Brunswick Hawks
Runner-upBinghamton Whalers
1981
1983

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1981–82 AHL regular season, the top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, since the fifth-placed team of the Southern division (Adirondack) earned more points than the fourth-placed team in the Northern division (Springfield), Adirondack played in the Northern division portion of the bracket in place of Springfield. The New Brunswick Hawks finished the regular season with the best overall record.[3]

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. New Brunswick Hawks - 107 points
  2. Maine Mariners - 101 points
  3. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 80 points

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Binghamton Whalers - 98 points
  2. Rochester Americans - 89 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 86 points
  4. Hershey Bears - 78 points
  5. Adirondack Red Wings - 77 points (Played in the Northern division part of the bracket in place of Springfield due to earning more points during the regular season.)

BracketEdit

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
         
N1 New Brunswick 3
S5 Adirondack 2
N1 New Brunswick 4
Northern Division
N3 Nova Scotia 1
N2 Maine 1
N3 Nova Scotia 3
N1 New Brunswick 4
S1 Binghamton 1
S1 Binghamton 3
S4 Hershey 2
S1 Binghamton 4
Southern Division
S2 Rochester 1
S2 Rochester 3
S3 New Haven 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.[4]

Division SemifinalsEdit

Note 1: Home team is listed first.
Note 2: The number of overtime periods played (where applicable) is not indicated

Northern DivisionEdit

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (S5) Adirondack Red WingsEdit

April 7 New Brunswick Hawks 1 - 3 Adirondack Red Wings
April 9 New Brunswick Hawks 4 - 3 Adirondack Red Wings
April 10 Adirondack Red Wings 6 - 3 New Brunswick Hawks
April 13 Adirondack Red Wings 5 - 8 New Brunswick Hawks
April 15 New Brunswick Hawks 6 - 3 Adirondack Red Wings
New Brunswick won series 3 – 2


(N2) Maine Mariners vs. (N3) Nova Scotia VoyageursEdit

April 8 Maine Mariners 6 - 7 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 9 Maine Mariners 4 - 3 OT Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 12 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 3 - 1 Maine Mariners
April 14 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 6 - 3 Maine Mariners
Nova Scotia won series 3 - 1


Southern DivisionEdit

(S1) Binghamton Whalers vs. (S4) Hershey BearsEdit

April 7 Binghamton Whalers 6 - 4 Hershey Bears
April 9 Binghamton Whalers 1 - 5 Hershey Bears
April 10 Hershey Bears 5 - 6 Binghamton Whalers
April 13 Hershey Bears 7 - 4 Binghamton Whalers
April 15 Binghamton Whalers 9 - 3 Hershey Bears
Binghamton won series 3 - 2


(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (S3) New Haven NighthawksEdit

April 7 Rochester Americans 4 - 3 New Haven Nighthawks
April 8 Rochester Americans 8 - 7 OT New Haven Nighthawks
April 10 New Haven Nighthawks 3 - 2 OT Rochester Americans
April 14 New Haven Nighthawks 2 - 5 Rochester Americans
Rochester won series 3 - 1


Division FinalsEdit

Northern DivisionEdit

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (N3) Nova Scotia VoyageursEdit

April 19 New Brunswick Hawks 3 - 2 OT Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 22 New Brunswick Hawks 3 - 0 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 24 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1 - 5 New Brunswick Hawks
April 26 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 4 - 3 New Brunswick Hawks
April 28 New Brunswick Hawks 2 - 1 OT Nova Scotia Voyageurs
New Brunswick won series 4 - 1


Southern DivisionEdit

(S1) Binghamton Whalers vs. (S2) Rochester AmericansEdit

April 17 Binghamton Whalers 5 - 3 Rochester Americans
April 21 Binghamton Whalers 5 - 3 Rochester Americans
April 23 Rochester Americans 4 - 2 Binghamton Whalers
April 25 Rochester Americans 1 - 5 Binghamton Whalers
April 26 Binghamton Whalers 5 - 3 Rochester Americans
Binghamton won series 4 - 1


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (S1) Binghamton WhalersEdit

May 1 New Brunswick Hawks 7 - 4 Binghamton Whalers
May 3 New Brunswick Hawks 2 - 3 Binghamton Whalers
May 6 Binghamton Whalers 1 - 5 New Brunswick Hawks
May 8 Binghamton Whalers 1 - 4 New Brunswick Hawks
May 10 New Brunswick Hawks 4 - 2 Binghamton Whalers
New Brunswick won series 4 - 1


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1982 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Calder Cup champions Archived 2008-05-26 at the Wayback Machine caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  3. ^ 1981-82 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  4. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1981 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
1982
Succeeded by
1983 Calder Cup Playoffs