These events occured in 2013 in the world of hockey:
- 5th-The United States wins the Gold Medal at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, defeating Sweden in the final 3-1. Russia defeats Canada in the Bronze Medal Game 6-5 in overtime
- 6th - 2012 NHL Lockout ends.
- 19th - 2012-13 NHL season starts.
- 20th Duluth Clydesdales of SIJHL suspended by league for "multiple cancelled games"
- 24th-Williamsport Outlaws of Federal Hockey League taken over by league and turned into traveling team
- 7th- Boston Bruins trade former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders for a 2014 draft pick.
- End of NHL regular season. Chicago Blackhawks win President's Trophy with best overall record.
- Colorado Avalanche win draft lottery April 29th and will pick 1st in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
- 8th seed Pensacola Ice Flyers win President's Cup, the Southern Professional Hockey League championship April 14th after defeating the # 1, 2, and 3 seeded teams in the playoffs
- Calder Cup playoffs first round
- Providence Bruins defeat Hershey Bears, 3 games to 2
- Springfield Falcons defeat Manchester Monarchs, 3 games to 1
- Syracuse Crunch defeat Portland Pirates, 3 games to none
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat Binghamton Senators, 3 games to none
- Texas Stars defeat Milwaukee Admirals, 3 games to 1
- Toronto Marlies defeat Rochester Americans, 3 games to none
- Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Houston Aeros, 3 games to 2
- Oklahoma City Barons defeat Charlotte Checkers, 3 games to 2
Canadian Junior A League champions
- Superior International Junior Hockey League: Minnesota Wilderness (qualify for Dudley Hewitt Cup)-April 22nd
Beginning of National Hockey League playoffs.Edit
- First Round (Conference Quarter-Finals)
- San Jose Sharks defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to none
- Ottawa Senators defeat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
- Chicago Blackhawks defeat Minnesota Wild, 4 games to 1
- Los Angeles Kings defeat St Louis Blues, 4 games to 2
- Pittsburgh Penguins defeat New York Islanders, 4 games to 2
- Detroit Red Wings defeat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3
- New York Rangers defeat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 3
- Boston Bruins defeat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3 (Boston came back from 3 goals down in final 10:42 of regulation and won at 6:05 of overtime in game 7)
- Second Round (Conference Semi-Finals)
- Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Ottawa Senators, 4 games to 1
- Boston Bruins defeat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
- Los Angeles Kings defeat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 3
- Chicago Blackhawks defeat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
North American Minor LeagueEdit
American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs round 2Edit
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeat Providence Bruins, 4 games to 3, after trailing 3 games to none
- Syracuse Crunch defeat Springfield Falcons, 4 games to none
- Oklahoma City Barons defeat Texas Stars, 4 games to 1
- Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Toronto Marlies, 4 games to 2
United States Junior championsEdit
Canadian Junior A Regional Champions (qualify for Royal Bank Cup)Edit
- note: North Bay also won NOJHL league championship. The Soo Thunderbirds were also in tournament as the league's other finalist.
Canadian Junior A National ChampionshipEdit
1st- NHL conference finals begin:
- Boston Bruins defeat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to none to win Prince of Wales Trophy
- Chicago Blackhawks defeat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1 to win Clarence Campbell Trophy
American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs round 3Edit
- Syracuse Crunch defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4 games to 1
- Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Oklahoma City Barons, 4 games to 3
- Valleyfield Braves disolved by QJAAAHL on June 8th
- English River Miners franchise awarded by SIJHL June 4th (team to be based in Ear Falls, ON)
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