Posts Tagged ‘Sherbrooke Canadiens’

Amerks Highlights from Game 6 of the 1987 Calder Cup Finals

July 31, 2012 - By
Amerks Highlights from Game 6 of the 1987 Calder Cup Finals

There haven’t been that many playoff highlights in recent years for the Rochester Americans but the past is full of them.  Here you’ll find some highlights from game 6 of the 1987 Calder Cup finals between the Amerks and Sherbrooke Canadiens.

Jody Gage, Mike Keane and Don Lever are just a few names in the highlights below from this 1987 game.  For all of the highlights from the 1986/1987 playoffs click through to The American Dream The Drive for Five 1987 Calder Cup Video.

Other highlights from the past I’ve also posted are:

One of the many great things about all of these videos is how Don Stevens sounds the same back then as he does now.  Here’s the videos:

5/20/87 Mike Keane and Jim Hofford fight in the first period of Game 6 of the 1987 Calder Cup Finals between the Rochester Amerks and Sherbrooke Canadiens.

5/20/87 Steven Fletcher and Jim Hofford fight in the second period of Game 6 of the 1987 Calder Cup Finals between the Rochester Amerks and Sherbrooke Canadiens.

5/20/87 Jim Jackson scores the first goal for the [...]Read More

The American Dream The Drive for Five 1987 Calder Cup Video

August 11, 2011 - By
The American Dream The Drive for Five 1987 Calder Cup Video

There really aren’t enough words that could describe this video from WHEC highlighting the Rochester Americans 1986/1987 Calder Cup Championship season, you need to just watch it.  Working on getting more classics like this online to share.  There’s so many classic Amerks videos out there that have never been seen by most of us “newer” fans.

Don Lever, John van Boxmeer, Jody Gage, Gates Orlando, Benoit Hogue, Daren Puppa, Ray Sheppard, Darcy Wakaluk and so many more names that will bring back memories. You can see the full roster here on hockeydb.com.

Great quote in the video, “It is not necesarily the team with the best talent that wins championships. Desire often dictates the difference between success and failure. The 1986 1987 Amerks drive to a 5th Calder Cup was built around the kind of character and leadership that comes from desire.”

Great bit of info that led to winning the division championship:

In the 1986–87 season the John VanBoxmeer-coached team won the division championship on the last game of the season against the Binghamton Whalers. The Amerks were one point behind the Whalers and playing in Binghamton. After goalie Darcy Walkaluk paced the team to a tie [...]Read More