The Calder Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. The trophy is sadi to be the world’s second oldest (after the NHL Stanley Cup) continuous professional ice hockey championship, having first been awarded in 1937 following the 1936-37 AHL season, and continuously being awarded every year.
The cup is named after Frank Calder, who was the first president of the NHL.
In this Journey into Hockey we speak with longtime columnist AHL Bill Ballou about the history of the Calder Cup playoffs and some of its great moments over the years. There’s even a prediction for this year (See if it was correct).