1976-77 champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs

The 1977 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 3, 1977.[1] The top four teams in the league qualified for the playoffs and played best-of-7 series for Semifinals. The two winners played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on April 30, 1977 with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs defeating the Rochester Americans four games to two to win the Calder Cup for second consecutive year, and the third time in team history.[2]

Playoff seeds[edit | edit source]

After the 1976–77 AHL regular season, the top four teams in the league qualified for the playoffs. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs finished the regular season with the best overall record for the second straight season.[3][4]

Overall[edit | edit source]

  1. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 110 points
  2. New Haven Nighthawks - 92 points
  3. Rochester Americans - 89 points
  4. Hershey Bears - 78 points

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Semfinals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Nova Scotia 4  
4 Hershey 2  
    1 Nova Scotia 4
  3 Rochester 2
2 New Haven 2
3 Rochester 4  

In each round, the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[5]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Note 1: Home team is listed first.
Note 2: The number of overtime periods played (where applicable) is not indicated.

(1) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (4) Hershey Bears[edit | edit source]

Nova Scotia won series 4 - 2


(2) New Haven Nighthawks vs. (3) Rochester Americans[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 2


Calder Cup Final[edit | edit source]

(1) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (3) Rochester Americans[edit | edit source]

Nova Scotia won series 4 - 2


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1977 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  2. Calder Cup champions caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  3. 1975–76 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  4. 1976–77 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  5. Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1976 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
1977
Succeeded by
1978 Calder Cup Playoffs
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