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.
After dropping the last two games of the Calder Cup Finals, game four was pivotal for the Chicago Wolves who were down 2-1 to the Charlotte Checkers in the best-of-seven series.
Check out this best shots collection by The Sin Bin's Tina Roszkowski, from game three between the Charlotte Checkers and the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup Finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves had another tightly-contested clash in game two of the Calder Cup Final, with the home-standing Checkers looking to even the series before the series shifts west.
The 2019 Calder Cup Final got underway in Charlotte, North Carolina last night, with the Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves needing extra time
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.
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.
Friday night's match in San Diego was going to be pivotal no matter who won - the San Diego Gulls or the Chicago Wolves. If the Gulls won, they would have a 3-1 series lead headed into their final home game of the series Saturday night, while the Wolves looked to force a game six by tying the series at two games apiece.
The first two games of the Western Conference Final between the Chicago Wolves and San Diego Gulls in Rosemont have come and gone, which meant the series shifts to the West coast for the next three games. Entering game three, the series was knotted 1-1 with the Wolves taking the first and the Gulls the second.
The 2019 Western Conference Final features two teams who are relatively unfamiliar with one another - the Chicago Wolves and San Diego Gulls. In fact, the only two meetings ever between the two teams occurred last season when they split the series 1-1.