The Washington Capitals are expected to feature one of the oldest rosters in the NHL in 2023-24, but their coaching staff will take on a youthful hue with two up-and-coming coaches with lots of promise and potential.
The 2022-23 Hershey Bears gathered for one last time at Giant Center on Saturday. And after winning the Calder Cup on the road, they were ready to celebrate with their fans.
So many of hockey’s cliches surround the game’s highs and lows. But cliches can also contain truth, and Hershey Bears forward Mike Vecchione is one such example.
Lengthy Calder Cup playoff runs have been a critical part of the development of Washington’s young prospects for nearly two decades now, and this year’s championship is an uplifting organizational development.
Despite having been shut out in the first two games of the series, and despite scoring just five goals in four games on the road during the Finals, the Hershey Bears lifted the Calder Cup at center ice last night.
For the 12th time in their storied history, the Hershey Bears are Calder Cup champions.
Only one team will lift the Calder Cup tonight. But both the Coachella Valley Firebirds and Hershey Bears will take away memories and relationships made from an eight-month journey that will culminate with Game 7 of the Calder Cup Finals.
Take a spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s AHL Morning Skate.
The Firebirds needed a lot more following three consecutive losses in Hershey last week. They got it, and now they will play one last game for the Calder Cup.
The 2022-23 American Hockey League season is down to one game. Coachella Valley got two goals from Kole Lind and 20 saves plus an assist from Joey Daccord to defeat Hershey, 5-2, in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals at a sold-out Acrisure Arena.