2006 Calder Cup playoffs

The 2006 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 18, 2006. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 15, 2006 with the Hershey Bears defeating the Milwaukee Admirals four games to two to win the ninth Calder Cup in team history.[1]

2005 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 18-June 15, 2006
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsHershey Bears
Runner-upMilwaukee Admirals
2005
2007

Milwaukee's Darren Haydar set an AHL post-season record by scoring 6 game-winning goals in a single playoff. Hershey's Frederic Cassivi tied an AHL record by recording 16 wins in one playoff.[2] He also won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL Playoff MVP.[3]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2005–06 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, it was possible for the fifth-placed team in the Atlantic Division to take the spot of the fourth-placed team in the East Division if they earned more points, since the East Division had one fewer team. This did not occur as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the fourth-placed team in the East Division finished with 85 points while the Lowell Lock Monsters, the fifth-placed team in the Atlantic Division, finished with 72 points. The Grand Rapids Griffins were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Portland Pirates were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.[4]

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Portland Pirates – Eastern Conference regular season champions, 114 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack – 104 points
  3. Manchester Monarchs – 93 points
  4. Providence Bruins – 92 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 113 points
  2. Hershey Bears – 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals – 94 points
  4. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 85 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Grand Rapids Griffins – Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 115 points
  2. Syracuse Crunch – 102 points
  3. Manitoba Moose – 100 points
  4. Toronto Marlies – 92 points

West DivisionEdit

  1. Milwaukee Admirals – 108 points
  2. Houston Aeros – 106 points
  3. Peoria Rivermen – 100 points
  4. Iowa Stars – 90 points

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Finals
                                     
A1 Portland 4  
A4 Providence 2  
  A1 Portland 4  
Atlantic Division
  A2 Hartford 2  
A3 Hartford 4
A2 Manchester 3  
  A1 Portland 3  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Hershey 4  
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
E4 Bridgeport 3  
  E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0
East Division
  E2 Hershey 4  
E2 Hershey 4
E3 Norfolk 0  
  E2 Hershey 4
  W1 Milwaukee 2
N1 Grand Rapids 4  
N4 Toronto 1  
  N1 Grand Rapids 4
North Division
  N3 Manitoba 3  
N2 Syracuse 2
N3 Manitoba 4  
  N1 Grand Rapids 0
Western Conference
  W1 Milwaukee 4  
W1 Milwaukee 4  
W4 Iowa 3  
  W1 Milwaukee 4
West Division
  W2 Houston 0  
W2 Houston 4
W3 Peoria 0  

In each round the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[5]

Division SemifinalsEdit

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC−4).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
April 20 Portland Pirates 6 – 0 Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 22 Portland Pirates 3 – 2 Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 23 Providence Bruins 4 – 5 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
April 25 Providence Bruins 5 – 4 OT Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
April 27 Portland Pirates 4 – 5 OT Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 28 Providence Bruins 2 – 5 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
Portland won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Manchester MonarchsEdit
April 18 Hartford Wolf Pack 0 – 1 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 19 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 – 2 OT Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 21 Manchester Monarchs 6 – 5 2OT Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 23 Manchester Monarchs 0 – 7 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 25 Hartford Wolf Pack 6 – 8 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 27 Manchester Monarchs 1 – 3 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 29 Hartford Wolf Pack 2 – 1 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
Hartford won series 4 – 3


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (E4) Bridgeport Sound TigersEdit
April 20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 – 2 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 22 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 – 3 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 23 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 – 3 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 25 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 0 – 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 26 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 – 3 OT Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 27 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 – 3 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 29 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5 – 4 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 3


(E2) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Norfolk AdmiralsEdit
April 19 Hershey Bears 3 – 2 Norfolk Admirals GIANT Center
April 21 Norfolk Admirals 2 – 5 Hershey Bears Norfolk Scope
April 22 Norfolk Admirals 4 – 5 OT Hershey Bears Norfolk Scope
April 25 Hershey Bears 5 – 1 Norfolk Admirals GIANT Center
Hershey won series 4 – 0


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (N4) Toronto MarliesEdit
April 21 Grand Rapids Griffins 6 – 5 3OT Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena
April 22 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 – 6 Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena
April 24 Toronto Marlies 4 – 11 Grand Rapids Griffins
April 27 Toronto Marlies 2 – 32 Grand Rapids Griffins
April 28 Toronto Marlies 1 – 21 2OT Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids won series 4 – 1


1 – Game played at Ricoh Coliseum[6]
2 – Game played at Air Canada Centre[6]

(N2) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
April 21 Syracuse Crunch 1 – 0 Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
April 22 Syracuse Crunch 2 – 1 OT Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
April 24 Manitoba Moose 2 – 1 Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 26 Manitoba Moose 6 – 2 Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 28 Manitoba Moose 3 – 2 OT Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 30 Syracuse Crunch 2 – 3 OT Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
Manitoba won series 4 – 2


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Iowa StarsEdit
April 21 Milwaukee Admirals 3 – 1 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 22 Milwaukee Admirals 3 – 5 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 24 Iowa Stars 2 – 3 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 25 Iowa Stars 2 – 3 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 27 Iowa Stars 5 – 1 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 28 Milwaukee Admirals 2 – 4 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 30 Milwaukee Admirals 4 – 1 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
Milwaukee won series 4 – 3


(W2) Houston Aeros vs. (W3) Peoria RivermenEdit
April 21 Houston Aeros 5 – 4 OT Peoria Rivermen Toyota Center
April 22 Houston Aeros 3 – 2 OT Peoria Rivermen Toyota Center
April 24 Peoria Rivermen 1 – 6 Houston Aeros Carver Arena
April 26 Peoria Rivermen 3 – 5 Houston Aeros Carver Arena
Houston won series 4 – 0


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (A2) Hartford Wolf PackEdit
May 2 Hartford Wolf Pack 2 – 6 Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
May 4 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 – 2 OT Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
May 6 Portland Pirates 4 – 3 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 7 Portland Pirates 4 – 2 Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 11 Portland Pirates 1 – 4 Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 14 Portland Pirates 4 – 5 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland won series 4 – 2


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (E2) Hershey BearsEdit
May 4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 – 5 Hershey Bears Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 0 – 5 Hershey Bears Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 7 Hershey Bears 4 – 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins GIANT Center
May 9 Hershey Bears 1 – 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins GIANT Center
Hershey won series 4 – 0


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
May 5 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 – 3 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 6 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 – 2 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 9 Manitoba Moose 4 – 5 OT Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 11 Manitoba Moose 5 – 1 Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 13 Manitoba Moose 2 – 3 Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 15 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 – 3 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 16 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 – 4 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids won series 4 – 3


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W2) Houston AerosEdit
May 4 Milwaukee Admirals 5 – 4 Houston Aeros Bradley Center
May 6 Milwaukee Admirals 7 – 0 Houston Aeros Bradley Center
May 7 Houston Aeros 4 – 7 Milwaukee Admirals Toyota Center
May 9 Houston Aeros 2 – 4 Milwaukee Admirals Toyota Center
Milwaukee won series 4 – 0


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (E2) Hershey BearsEdit

May 17 Portland Pirates 0 – 5 Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 18 Portland Pirates 1 – 2 OT Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 20 Hershey Bears 5 – 6 2OT Portland Pirates GIANT Center
May 21 Hershey Bears 4 – 0 Portland Pirates GIANT Center
May 23 Portland Pirates 3 – 2 Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 24 Portland Pirates 3 – 5 Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 30 Hershey Bears 4 – 5 OT Portland Pirates GIANT Center
Hershey won series 4 – 3[7]


Western ConferenceEdit

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (W1) Milwaukee AdmiralsEdit

May 18 Grand Rapids Griffins 0 – 4 Milwaukee Admirals Van Andel Arena
May 20 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 – 2 Milwaukee Admirals Van Andel Arena
May 22 Milwaukee Admirals 3 – 2 Grand Rapids Griffins Bradley Center
May 24 Milwaukee Admirals 5 – 4 Grand Rapids Griffins Bradley Center
Milwaukee won series 4 – 0


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (E2) Hershey BearsEdit

June 2 Milwaukee Admirals 2 – 1 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
June 3 Milwaukee Admirals 3 – 6 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
June 10 Hershey Bears 0 – 2 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 11 Hershey Bears 7 – 2 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 13 Hershey Bears 6 – 4 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 15 Milwaukee Admirals 1 – 5 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
Hershey won series 4 – 2


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chocolatetown is Titletown once again caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  2. ^ Calder Cup record book: Players caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  3. ^ Jack A. Butterfield Trophy Archived 2008-09-17 at the Wayback Machine AHL Hall of Fame. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  4. ^ 2005-06 AHL Standings Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2008.
  5. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  6. ^ a b 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  7. ^ http://www.leaguestat.com/ahl/ahl/en/media/index.php?step=4&sub=9&format=HTML&season_id=7&team=310
Preceded by
2005 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2006
Succeeded by
2007 Calder Cup playoffs