1983 Calder Cup playoffs

The 1983 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 5, 1983.[1] The eight teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-seven series for Division Semifinals and Division Finals. The division champions played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 19, 1983, with the Rochester Americans defeating the Maine Mariners four games to zero to win the Calder Cup for the fourth time in team history.[2]

1983 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 5-May 19, 1983
Teams8
Final positions
ChampionsRochester Americans
Runner-upMaine Mariners
1982
1984

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1982–83 AHL regular season, the top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans finished the regular season with the best overall record.[3]

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. Fredericton Express - 98 points
  2. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 87 points
  3. Maine Mariners - 86 points
  4. Adirondack Red Wings - 77 points

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - 101 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 85 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 84 points
  4. Binghamton Whalers - 80 points

BracketEdit

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
         
1 Fredericton 4
4 Adirondack 2
1 Fredericton 2
Northern Division
3 Maine 4
2 Nova Scotia 3
3 Maine 4
N3 Maine 0
S1 Rochester 4
1 Rochester 4
4 Binghamton 1
1 Rochester 4
Southern Division
3 New Haven 3
2 Hershey 1
3 New Haven 4

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: Home team is listed first.

Northern DivisionEdit

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (4) Adirondack Red WingsEdit

April 6 Fredericton Express 4 - 2 Adirondack Red Wings
April 9 Fredericton Express 4 - 3 Adirondack Red Wings
April 12 Adirondack Red Wings 6 - 1 Fredericton Express
April 14 Adirondack Red Wings 2 - 4 Fredericton Express
April 16 Adirondack Red Wings 5 - 4 2OT Fredericton Express
April 19 Fredericton Express 6 - 5 3OT Adirondack Red Wings
Fredericton won series 4 – 2


(2) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (3) Maine MarinersEdit

April 8 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 5 - 3 Maine Mariners
April 10 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1 - 3 Maine Mariners
April 14 Maine Mariners 3 - 1 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 15 Maine Mariners 2 - 3 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 17 Maine Mariners 2 - 5 Nova Scotia Voyageurs
April 19 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 4 - 5 Maine Mariners
April 21 Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1 - 4 Maine Mariners
Maine won series 4 - 3


Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) Binghamton WhalersEdit

April 5 Rochester Americans 5 - 6 Binghamton Whalers
April 7 Binghamton Whalers 3 - 5 Rochester Americans
April 10 Rochester Americans 7 - 5 Binghamton Whalers
April 13 Binghamton Whalers 3 - 4 OT Rochester Americans
April 14 Rochester Americans 5 - 2 Binghamton Whalers
Rochester won series 4 - 1


(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) New Haven NighthawksEdit

April 6 Hershey Bears 1 - 2 New Haven Nighthawks
April 9 Hershey Bears 6 - 2 New Haven Nighthawks
April 12 New Haven Nighthawks 4 - 3 Hershey Bears
April 13 New Haven Nighthawks 3 - 2 3OT Hershey Bears
April 15 New Haven Nighthawks 7 - 1 Hershey Bears
New Haven won series 4 - 1


Division FinalsEdit

Northern DivisionEdit

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (3) Maine MarinersEdit

April 26 Fredericton Express 1 - 2 Maine Mariners
April 28 Fredericton Express 6 - 3 Maine Mariners
May 1 Maine Mariners 3 - 2 OT Fredericton Express
May 4 Maine Mariners 3 - 2 Fredericton Express
May 7 Maine Mariners 4 - 7 Fredericton Express
May 9 Fredericton Express 3 - 4 Maine Mariners
Maine won series 4 - 2


Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (3) New Haven NighthawksEdit

April 20 Rochester Americans 6 - 3 New Haven Nighthawks
April 22 Rochester Americans 2 - 3 3OT New Haven Nighthawks
April 25 New Haven Nighthawks 4 - 5 2OT Rochester Americans
April 26 New Haven Nighthawks 1 - 2 2OT Rochester Americans
April 29 Rochester Americans 3 - 4 New Haven Nighthawks
May 3 New Haven Nighthawks 4 - 2 Rochester Americans
May 6 Rochester Americans 4 - 2 New Haven Nighthawks
Rochester won series 4 - 3


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(S1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Maine MarinersEdit

May 13 Rochester Americans 3 - 2 Maine Mariners
May 15 Rochester Americans 4 - 3 Maine Mariners
May 17 Maine Mariners 1 - 5 Rochester Americans
May 19 Maine Mariners 1 - 3 Rochester Americans
Rochester won series 4 - 0


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1983 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Rochester Americans media guide 2004-05 Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine amerks.com. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  3. ^ 1982-83 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
1982 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
1983
Succeeded by
1984 Calder Cup playoffs