Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup
The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup on Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship on Monday. To finish off the week of champions, yesterday the Grand Rapids Griffins won the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup. The Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, defeated the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 in Game six of the series. The Griffins were able to get out to a 2-0 and 3-1 lead in the series before the Crunch were able to extend the series with a 5-1 win in Central New York on Saturday. The Griffins have now won their franchise’s second Calder Cup. Grand Rapids won the franchise’s first Calder Cup in 2013 when they again defeated the Syracuse Crunch in the finals.
— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 14, 2017
The Syracuse Crunch are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lighting. The Albany Devils qualified for this year’s playoffs but were eliminated by the Toronto Marlies in the first round of they playoffs.