Brett Ritchie hoists Calder Cup. Next stop, Dallas and the NHL?
Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jun 18, 2014
With the exception of a morning skate, Brett Ritchie didn’t even have a chance to practice with the American League’s Texas Stars before making his 2014 Calder Cup Playoff debut in Game 6 of the second round against the Grand Rapids Griffins May 18. Curtis McKenzie and Brett Ritchie also scored for Texas. The Texas Stars claimed their first Calder Cup in franchise history with a 4-3 Game 5 OT victory against the St. The Orangeville, Ontario native had 11 points in 13 post-season games, two of which came in Tuesday’s 4-3 Game 5 OT win that clinched the Calder Cup for Texas. It wasn’t a surprise that Texas, the regular-season champion, hoisted the cup. Under second-year coach Willie Desjardins, Texas went 48-18-3-7 in the regular season and eliminated the Oklahoma City Barons , the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Toronto Marlies before defeating St. John’s in the final.
See Patrik Nemeth score in OT to win the Calder Cup for Texas Stars
The American League’s Calder Cup championship was decided in a similar way the Stanley Cup was at the end of last week. Tuesday night the Texas Stars and St. John’s IceCaps played Game 5 of the Calder Cup final and it went into overtime. With the Stars …
Morin OT hero as Stars edge IceCaps 4-3; Texas leads Calder Cup 3-1
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Travis Morin scored twice, including in overtime, as the Texas Stars clawed back from a three-goal deficit to rally past the St. John's IceCaps 4-3 on Monday night and take a 3-1 series lead in the American Hockey League's Cal...