Take a game-day spin across the AHL ice with newest information and notes from the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs in right this moment’s AHL Morning Skate.Playoff Brackets | At the moment’s Scoreboard | League Stats @ Recreation 1 – Tonight, 6:00 ET, TV: NHL Community (tape delay: Sunday, 2:00 ET), WCIU “The U”Observe @CheckersHockey Observe @Chicago_Wolves Tweet #CHAvsCHIThe AHL’s 83rd championship sequence opens tonight because the Japanese Convention champion Checkers host the Western Convention champion Wolves at Bojangles’ Coliseum… That is the Checkers’ first look within the Finals, and the primary for an affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes because the Springfield Indians received the Calder Cup in 1991… The Wolves are within the Finals for the fourth time of their AHL historical past (2002, 2005, 2008), and in simply the second season affiliated with the enlargement Vegas Golden Knights… Andrew Poturalski leads the Checkers in targets (Eight), assists (10), factors (18), and plus/minus (+14) whereas skating in 13 of the crew’s 14 postseason video games… Morgan Geekie (7-Eight-15), who scored the series-clinching double-overtime aim to provide Charlotte the Japanese Convention title in Recreation 6 vs. Toronto, is the AHL’s top-scoring rookie in these playoffs… Captain Patrick Brown (Four-Four-Eight) returned from Carolina and led the Checkers in scoring with eight factors in the course of the convention finals… Alex Nedeljkovic (Eight-Three, 2.28, .914) is coming off a 43-save effort in Sunday’s clincher in opposition to Toronto; it was his most saves in a sport since turning apart 51 pictures in a 5-OT loss to Lehigh Valley on Might 9, 2018… Chicago brings a three-game successful streak into the Finals after getting back from a 2-1 sequence deficit to get rid of San Diego… The Wolves held the Gulls’ potent offense to 4 targets over the ultimate three contests, together with a double-overtime marathon in Recreation Four… Tomas Hyka (Three-11-14) is Chicago’s main playoff scorer by way of three rounds… Curtis McKenzie (Eight-5-13), who scored twice within the Wolves’ Three-1 clincher over San Diego on Monday evening, is making his third profession Calder Cup Finals look (2014, 2018 with Texas); McKenzie has 6-5-11 in 12 profession Finals video games… Oscar Dansk (9-5, 2.16, .921) has stopped 69 of 71 pictures in his final two begins for Chicago… Daniel Carr (5-5-10) is the 10th AHL MVP within the final 12 years to succeed in the Calder Cup Finals in the identical season… Charlotte leads the AHL in each targets scored (Three.93 per sport) and targets allowed (2.14) this postseason… The Checkers have scored 4 shorthanded targets of their final three video games; they scored one shorthanded aim of their earlier 76 matches… Former Central Division foes, Chicago and Charlotte met within the first spherical of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs, with the Wolves successful three video games to 2… Each groups are 2-1 in Recreation 1’s this postseason… In Calder Cup Finals historical past, the Recreation 1 winner has gone on to win the sequence 76.Eight % of the time (63 of 82).2019 Calder Cup Finals (best-of-7)A1-Charlotte Checkers vs. C1-Chicago Wolves | Sequence InfographicGame 1 – Sat., June 1 – Chicago at Charlotte, 6:00, AHLTV, NHL Community**Recreation 2 – Solar., June 2 – Chicago at Charlotte, 6:00, AHLTV, NHL NetworkGame Three – Wed., June 5 – Charlotte at Chicago, Eight:00, AHLTV, NHL NetworkGame Four – Thu., June 6 – Charlotte at Chicago, Eight:00, AHLTV, NHL Community***Recreation 5 – Sat., June Eight – Charlotte at Chicago, Eight:00, AHLTV, NHL Community*Recreation 6 – Thu., June 13 – Chicago at Charlotte, 7:00, AHLTV, NHL Community*Recreation 7 – Fri., June 14 – Chicago at Charlotte, 7:00, AHLTV, NHL Community*if mandatory… All instances Japanese**delayed broadcastThe wait is over.The #CalderCup Finals begin tonight. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/FoSYDB4Zst— AHL (@TheAHL) June 1, 2019Concerning the Calder CupThe Calder Cup is called for Frank Calder, the primary president of the NHL (1917-43) and one of many driving forces behind the formation of the American Hockey League.Whereas the AHL’s historical past dates again to the autumn of 1936, the Calder Cup trophy was first awarded in 1938 to the Windfall Reds for successful the second Worldwide-American Hockey League championship. (In 1996, George Parsons of the Syracuse Stars was offered the Calder Cup in a ceremony on the Onondaga County Conflict Memorial; it’s believed the Stars by no means obtained a trophy for his or her 1937 championship.)In 2001, the trophy’s base was modified to incorporate two tiers of plaques, which function the rosters of every of the final 20 Calder Cup champions; the plaques from the primary 62 champions are on show within the Hockey Corridor of Fame in Toronto. Your entire trophy now stands 24 inches tall and weighs 25 kilos. The bowl, made from sterling silver, is 12 inches excessive and eight inches in diameter; the bottom is made from Brazilian mahogany.Calder Cup Finals HistoryLast 20 Calder Cup Finals outcomes and Jack Butterfield Trophy winners (playoff MVP):2018 – Toronto Marlies Four, Texas Stars Three (Andreas Johnsson, TOR)2017 – Grand Rapids Griffins Four, Syracuse Crunch 2 (Tyler Bertuzzi, GR)2016 – Lake Erie Monsters Four, Hershey Bears zero (Oliver Bjorkstrand, LE)2015 – Manchester Monarchs Four, Utica Comets 1 (Jordan Weal, MCH)2014 – Texas Stars Four, St. John’s IceCaps 1 (Travis Morin, TEX)2013 – Grand Rapids Griffins Four, Syracuse Crunch 2 (Tomas Tatar, GR)2012 – Norfolk Admirals Four, Toronto Marlies zero (Alexandre Picard, NOR)2011 – Binghamton Senators Four, Houston Aeros 2 (Robin Lehner, BNG)2010 – Hershey Bears Four, Texas Stars 2 (Chris Bourque, HER)2009 – Hershey Bears Four, Manitoba Moose 2 (Michal Neuvirth, HER)2008 – Chicago Wolves Four, W-B/Scranton Penguins 2 (Jason Krog, CHI)2007 – Hamilton Bulldogs Four, Hershey Bears 1 (Carey Worth, HAM)2006 – Hershey Bears Four, Milwaukee Admirals 2 (Frederic Cassivi, HER)2005 – Philadelphia Phantoms Four, Chicago Wolves zero (Antero Niittymaki, PHI)2004 – Milwaukee Admirals Four, W-B/Scranton Penguins zero (Wade Flaherty, MIL)2003 – Houston Aeros Four, Hamilton Bulldogs Three (Johan Holmqvist, HOU)2002 – Chicago Wolves Four, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 (Pasi Nurminen, CHI)2001 – Saint John Flames Four, W-B/Scranton Penguins 2 (Steve Start, SJN)2000 – Hartford Wolf Pack Four, Rochester Individuals 2 (Derek Armstrong, HFD)1999 – Windfall Bruins Four, Rochester Individuals 1 (Peter Ferraro, PRO)Official BusinessThe American Hockey League has named the on-ice officers for the 2019 Calder Cup Finals… Referees working the sequence will likely be Mitch Dunning (first Finals), Peter MacDougall (first), Michael Markovic (first), Furman South (second) and Corey Syvret (second)… Linesmen will likely be Tyson Baker (first), Jesse Marquis (first), Bevan Mills (third) and Jamie Tobias (second).Alumni WatchThe 2019 Stanley Cup Last is tied at 1-1 after St. Louis’s Three-2 extra time victory in Boston on Wednesday evening… Recreation Three is that this night at Enterprise Heart in St. Louis… Within the sequence opener, Sean Kuraly tallied a aim and an help to steer the Bruins to a Four-2 win… Connor Clifton, who performed 53 AHL video games with Windfall this season, additionally scored for Boston… Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, who had a stint with the San Antonio Rampage earlier this season, netted the successful aim for the Blues in Recreation 2.