It Was a Long Winter… It Was a Long Season

I knew that the hockey season eventually had to end but I held out hope that the Stanley Cup Finals would go the full 7 games, but the Blackhawks had other ideas, winning their third Stanley Cup in six years, at home in front of their adoring fans. Congratulations to Coach Q & the Blackhawks. 

I’m sure that Manchester Monarch fans also wished that their season might have just lasted a little longer. After 20 years in Manchester the Monarchs finally win their first Calder Cup Championship but next season will defend their title in Ontario, California. I feel sorry for Manchester fans, but, unlike Worchester, they will have hockey next season because the parent L.A. Kings relocated their ECHL team in Ontario, CA to Manchester.

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champions

Manchester Monarchs 2015 Calder Cup Champions

Chicago Blackhawks Manchester Monarchs

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17 Seconds that Bruins Fans Want to Forget and Blackhawk Fans Will Always Remember

2013 Stanley Cup Champions 2013 Calder Cup Champions
Chicago Blackhawks Grand Rapid Griffins

Who knows what might have happened if the Boston Bruins had hung on and eked out a win in game 6 of this years Stanley Cup Championship, but the Bruins ran out of miracles . Instead of forcing a winner take all 7th game they surrendered the winning and tying goals in the span of 17 seconds.  In a hard fought, and contentious, Stanley Cup Final Series the Chicago Blackhawks prevailed  4 games to 2, returning the Stanley Cup to the “Windy City” for the second time in the last three years.

Congratulations are also in for the Grand Rapids Griffins for clinching their first Calder Cup Championship, since joining the AHL in 2001, when they defeated the Syracuse Crunch 4 games to 2.

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