AHL Quick Fire June 13th

By: Julien Quincou

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

AHL Quick Fire

 

Game 7 baby!

 

            Nothing sounds better in sport than those 2 words: game seven!

The Texas Stars have tied things up with a superb effort in game 6 in Toronto, facing elimination. Texas’ goaltender Mike Mckenna who stopped 43 shots.

 

The Stars scored 3 straight goals in the second period and the game was almost over before the hallway mark of the second period.

 

It will be the first time since the 2003 finals that we’ll have a game 7 deciding the Calder Cup.

 

A Stanley Cup with AHL flavour

        

When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, some of their most important players also won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears in 2009 and 2010.

 

10 players exactly were part of the organization for these three conquests: Jay BeagleMadison BoweyTravis BoydAndre BurakovskyJohn CarlsonPheonix CopleyChristian DjoosPhilipp GrubauerBraden HoltbyDmitry OrlovChandler StephensonJakub VranaNathan Walker and Tom Wilson.

 

It proves that to have success in the NHL, the AHL is the most important step of development for any hockey player.