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The 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 18, 2006. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 15, 2006 with the Hershey Bears defeating the Milwaukee Admirals four games to two to win the ninth Calder Cup in team history.

Milwaukee's Darren Haydar set an AHL post-season record by scoring 6 game winning goals in a single playoff. Hershey's Frederic Cassivi tied an AHL record by recording 16 wins in one playoff. He also won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL Playoff MVP.

Playoff seeds[]

After the 2005–06 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, it was possible for the fifth-placed team in the Atlantic Division to take the spot of the fourth-placed team in the East Division if they earned more points, since the East Division had one fewer team. This did not occur as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the fourth-placed team in the East Division finished with 85 points while the Lowell Lock Monsters, the fifth-placed team in the Atlantic Division, finished with 72 points. The Grand Rapids Griffins were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Portland Pirates were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

  1. Portland Pirates - Eastern Conference regular season champions, 114 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack - 104 points
  3. Manchester Monarchs - 93 points
  4. Providence Bruins - 92 points

East Division[]

  1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - 113 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals - 94 points
  4. Bridgeport Sound Tigers - 85 points

Western Conference[]

North Division[]

  1. Grand Rapids Griffins - Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 115 points
  2. Syracuse Crunch - 102 points
  3. Manitoba Moose - 100 points
  4. Toronto Marlies - 92 points

West Division[]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals - 108 points
  2. Houston Aeros - 106 points
  3. Peoria Rivermen - 100 points
  4. Iowa Stars - 90 points

Bracket[]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Finals
                                     
A1  Portland 4  
A4  Providence 2  
  A1  Portland 4  
  A2  Hartford 2  
A3  Hartford 4
A2  Manchester 3  
  A1  Portland 3  
Eastern Conference
  E2  Hershey 4  
E1  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
E4  Bridgeport 3  
  E1  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0
  E2  Hershey 4  
E2  Hershey 4
E3  Norfolk 0  
  E2  Hershey 4
  W1  Milwaukee 2
N1  Grand Rapids 4  
N4  Toronto 1  
  N1  Grand Rapids 4
  N3  Manitoba 3  
N2  Syracuse 2
N3  Manitoba 4  
  N1  Grand Rapids 0
Western Conference
  W1  Milwaukee 4  
W1  Milwaukee 4  
W4  Iowa 3  
  W1  Milwaukee 4
  W2  Houston 0  
W2  Houston 4
W3  Peoria 0  

In each round the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division Semifinals[]

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[]
April 20 Portland Pirates 6 - 0 Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 22 Portland Pirates 3 - 2 Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 23 Providence Bruins 4 - 5 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
April 25 Providence Bruins 5 - 4 OT Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
April 27 Portland Pirates 4 - 5 OT Providence Bruins Cumberland County Civic Center
April 28 Providence Bruins 2 - 5 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
Portland won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Manchester Monarchs[]
April 18 Hartford Wolf Pack 0 - 1 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 19 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 - 2 OT Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 21 Manchester Monarchs 6 - 5 2OT Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 23 Manchester Monarchs 0 - 7 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 25 Hartford Wolf Pack 6 - 8 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
April 27 Manchester Monarchs 1 - 3 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena
April 29 Hartford Wolf Pack 2 - 1 Manchester Monarchs Hartford Civic Center
Hartford won series 4 – 3


East Division[]

(E1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (E4) Bridgeport Sound Tigers[]
April 20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 - 2 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 22 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 3 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 23 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 - 3 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 25 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 0 - 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 26 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 3 OT Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 27 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 - 3 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 29 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5 - 4 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 3


(E2) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Norfolk Admirals[]
April 19 Hershey Bears 3 - 2 Norfolk Admirals GIANT Center
April 21 Norfolk Admirals 2 - 5 Hershey Bears Norfolk Scope
April 22 Norfolk Admirals 4 - 5 OT Hershey Bears Norfolk Scope
April 25 Hershey Bears 5 - 1 Norfolk Admirals GIANT Center
Hershey won series 4 - 0


Western Conference[]

North Division[]

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (N4) Toronto Marlies[]
April 21 Grand Rapids Griffins 6 - 5 3OT Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena
April 22 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 - 6 Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena
April 24 Toronto Marlies 4 - 11 Grand Rapids Griffins
April 27 Toronto Marlies 2 - 32 Grand Rapids Griffins
April 28 Toronto Marlies 1 - 21 2OT Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids won series 4 - 1


1 - Game played at Ricoh Coliseum
2 - Game played at Air Canada Centre

(N2) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[]
April 21 Syracuse Crunch 1 - 0 Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
April 22 Syracuse Crunch 2 - 1 OT Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
April 24 Manitoba Moose 2 - 1 Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 26 Manitoba Moose 6 - 2 Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 28 Manitoba Moose 3 - 2 OT Syracuse Crunch MTS Centre
April 30 Syracuse Crunch 2 - 3 OT Manitoba Moose War Memorial at Oncenter
Manitoba won series 4 - 2


West Division[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Iowa Stars[]
April 21 Milwaukee Admirals 3 - 1 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 22 Milwaukee Admirals 3 - 5 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 24 Iowa Stars 2 - 3 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 25 Iowa Stars 2 - 3 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 27 Iowa Stars 5 - 1 Milwaukee Admirals Wells Fargo Arena
April 28 Milwaukee Admirals 2 - 4 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
April 30 Milwaukee Admirals 4 - 1 Iowa Stars Bradley Center
Milwaukee won series 4 - 3


(W2) Houston Aeros vs. (W3) Peoria Rivermen[]
April 21 Houston Aeros 5 - 4 OT Peoria Rivermen Toyota Center
April 22 Houston Aeros 3 - 2 OT Peoria Rivermen Toyota Center
April 24 Peoria Rivermen 1 - 6 Houston Aeros Carver Arena
April 26 Peoria Rivermen 3 - 5 Houston Aeros Carver Arena
Houston won series 4 - 0


Division Finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (A2) Hartford Wolf Pack[]
May 2 Hartford Wolf Pack 2 - 6 Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
May 4 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 - 2 OT Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
May 6 Portland Pirates 4 - 3 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 7 Portland Pirates 4 - 2 Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 11 Portland Pirates 1 - 4 Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
May 14 Portland Pirates 4 - 5 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
Portland won series 4 - 2


East Division[]

(E1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (E2) Hershey Bears[]
May 4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 - 5 Hershey Bears Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 0 - 5 Hershey Bears Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 7 Hershey Bears 4 - 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins GIANT Center
May 9 Hershey Bears 1 - 0 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins GIANT Center
Hershey won series 4 - 0


Western Conference[]

North Division[]

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[]
May 5 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 - 3 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 6 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 - 2 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 9 Manitoba Moose 4 - 5 OT Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 11 Manitoba Moose 5 - 1 Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 13 Manitoba Moose 2 - 3 Grand Rapids Griffins MTS Centre
May 15 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 - 3 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
May 16 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 - 4 Manitoba Moose Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids won series 4 - 3


West Division[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W2) Houston Aeros[]
May 4 Milwaukee Admirals 5 - 4 Houston Aeros Bradley Center
May 6 Milwaukee Admirals 7 - 0 Houston Aeros Bradley Center
May 7 Houston Aeros 4 - 7 Milwaukee Admirals Toyota Center
May 9 Houston Aeros 2 - 4 Milwaukee Admirals Toyota Center
Milwaukee won series 4 - 0


Conference finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (E2) Hershey Bears[]

May 17 Portland Pirates 0 - 5 Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 18 Portland Pirates 1 - 2 OT Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 20 Hershey Bears 5 - 6 2OT Portland Pirates GIANT Center
May 21 Hershey Bears 4 - 0 Portland Pirates GIANT Center
May 23 Portland Pirates 3 - 2 Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
May 24 Hershey Bears 3 - 5 Portland Pirates GIANT Center
May 30 Portland Pirates 4 - 5 OT Hershey Bears Cumberland County Civic Center
Hershey won series 4 - 3


Western Conference[]

(N1) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (W1) Milwaukee Admirals[]

May 18 Grand Rapids Griffins 0 - 4 Milwaukee Admirals Van Andel Arena
May 20 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 - 2 Milwaukee Admirals Van Andel Arena
May 22 Milwaukee Admirals 3 - 2 Grand Rapids Griffins Bradley Center
May 24 Milwaukee Admirals 5 - 4 Grand Rapids Griffins Bradley Center
Milwaukee won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup Final[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (E2) Hershey Bears[]

June 2 Milwaukee Admirals 2 - 1 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
June 3 Milwaukee Admirals 3 - 6 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
June 10 Hershey Bears 0 - 2 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 11 Hershey Bears 7 - 2 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 13 Hershey Bears 6 - 4 Milwaukee Admirals GIANT Center
June 15 Milwaukee Admirals 1 - 5 Hershey Bears Bradley Center
Hershey won series 4 - 2


Preceded by
2005 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
2006
Succeeded by
2007 Calder Cup Playoffs


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