The wait is finally over! The Syracuse Crunch now knows who they will be facing in the 2013 Calder Cup Finals. After an intense game at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Griffins have defeated the Oklahoma City Barons 5-4 to become the Western Conference Champions. The Griffins will advance to the final round, and begin a best-of-seven series against the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday in Syracuse
As you already know, our Syracuse Crunch became the Eastern Conference Champions after defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1, concluding their series on June 1st.
The Calder Cup Finals will kick off at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse on Saturday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.
The complete schedule for the 2013 Calder Cup Finals can be seen below. All times are EST.
Game 1 – Saturday, June 8th – Griffins at Crunch – 7:00 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday, June 9th – Griffins at Crunch – 6:00 p.m.
Game 3 – Wednesday, June 12th – Crunch at Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Friday, June 14th - Crunch at Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
* Game 5 – Saturday, June 15th – Crunch at Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
* Game 6 – Tuesday, June 18th – Griffins at Crunch – 7:00 p.m.
* Game 7 – Thursday, June 20th – Griffins at Crunch – 7:00 p.m.
* Denotes if necessary
Now that the schedule is set, the Crunch can get down to business and start getting ready to show Grand Rapids just how we do it here in the Bolts Nation.
Just because you can’t make it to Syracuse doesn’t mean that you can’t follow the future of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they make their way through the final steps of their journey towards the Calder Cup. You can listen to all Syracuse Crunch games on The Score 1260 on iHeart Radio.
Do you think the Crunch have what it takes to go all the way? Who do you think will be the MVP of the Calder Cup Playoff Series? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!