1983 Calder Cup playoffs

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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]

Playoff seeds[edit]

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 Division[edit]

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

Southern Division[edit]

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

Bracket[edit]

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 Semifinals[edit]

Note: Home team is listed first.

Northern Division[edit]

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (4) Adirondack Red Wings[edit]

Fredericton won series 4 – 2


(2) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (3) Maine Mariners[edit]

Maine won series 4 - 3


Southern Division[edit]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) Binghamton Whalers[edit]

Rochester won series 4 - 1


(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit]

New Haven won series 4 - 1


Division Finals[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (3) Maine Mariners[edit]

Maine won series 4 - 2


Southern Division[edit]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit]

Rochester won series 4 - 3


Calder Cup Final[edit]

(S1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Maine Mariners[edit]

Rochester won series 4 - 0


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1983 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Rochester Americans media guide 2004-05 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