Saturday was game five of the 2019 Calder Cup Finals, and meant two very different things to each team. For the Charlotte Checkers, game five was a chance to clinch their first-ever Calder Cup, while for the Chicago Wolves, a win meant they lived to play another day.
A 1-1 series meant that Tuesday's game three between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Chicago Wolves was really the first in a now best-of-three series.
Relive the Wolves-Griffins 144 combined PIMs game in all its glory. Photos taken by Tina Roszkowski.
The top team from the West clashes with the top team in the East, as the Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves square off to determine who will claim the Calder Cup in 2019.
Check out this best shots collection from Sarah Hobday from game four of the opening round series between the Providence Bruins and Charlotte Checkers!
Check out Sarah Hobday's best shots compilation from games one and two of the Atlantic Division Finals between the Hershey Bears and Charlotte Checkers
Check out this best shots collection by The Sin Bin's Tina Roszkowski, from the decisive game six between the San Diego Gulls and Chicago Wolves in the Western Conference Final.
Check out this best shots collection by The Sin Bin's Tina Roszkowski, of the Charlotte Checkers' 2019 Calder Cup Victory.
The Checkers came into game six needing just one more win to advance to their first Calder Cup Final, while the defending champion Marlies were trying to keep their hopes of back-to-back Calder Cup titles alive
Friday night, two Calder Cup hopefuls from the Pacific Division begin the next stage in their 2018-19 campaigns.