The wait is almost over! In a playoff series that has seen the Syracuse Crunch simply dominate the opposition; the end of the road is finally upon us. Thanks to an article on SyracuseCrunch.com, we now know that the 2013 Calder Cup Finals are set to begin on Saturday night at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse.
The Crunch will host the Western Conference champion on Saturday night and then again on Sunday, June 9th, at 6:00 p.m. EST for Game 2. In standard format for this best-of-seven series, Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary) will be at the home of the Western Conference Champion. If the series doesn’t end in 5 games, the series will head back to Syracuse for Games 6 and 7, also if necessary.
The complete schedule for the Finals is yet to be determined, as the Western Conference has not yet crowned its champion. Currently, the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, lead the Oklahoma City Barons, AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2 in the series. Game 6 is scheduled to take place tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
We here in the Bolts Nation know that no matter who their opponent may be, our boys are ready to Crunch the competition.