The last time the Rochester Americans won the Calder Cup was on June 13, 1996 when they defeated the Portland Pirates in Game 7. That season the team played their first home game on October 13, 1995. This season the Amerks started the season at home on October 13, 2011. During the 1995/1996 season there was a time when the team was in last place in the league. There was also a time this season that the team came very close to being in last place before clinching a playoff spot on the last day of the season. Do those comparions mean an instant Calder Cup championship? Of course not but they’re fun comparisons to start the campaign tonight in Toronto against the Marlies for 15 more wins!
You can watch all of game 7 Calder Cup win here: http://bit.ly/rkniLy
The Amerks were last in the post season during the 2009/2010 season and even though the team was loaded with talent it wasn’t a close knit team and they lost in the first round to the Abbotsford Heat. Prior to that the Amerks lost in the first round of the 2006/2007 playoff race to the Hamilton Bulldogs who had Carey [...]Read More