Plan the parade, lord Stanley will once again come to Toronto despite a 51 year drought and here is why (even if fellow writer Ollie Hampson thinks otherwise).
It was a night full of nerves, young prospects showing off what they’ve got and controversy. However when all was said and done the Toronto Marlies emerged victorious marking the first professional hockey championship for the city of Toronto since 1967.
It’s the very best hockey has to offer, a game 7 showdown for the championship. The game 7 in question will decide the winner of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. For Toronto hockey fans it sparks memories of utter disappointment while for Texas fans it is a welcome relief, having been able to keep the series alive on Tuesday night.
Following the fiasco in Edinburgh that ultimately ended with the Capitals folding and the Racers being denied entry to the league, the EIHL has settled on an 11 team format for the coming season. There has been plenty of discussion regarding who could fill the 12th spot but none of them have included Bristol, until now.
With the Toronto Marlies’ 6-2 picking apart of the Texas Stars, they now return to Toronto with a chance to win their first ever Calder Cup. It isn’t quite the cup that the city desperately longs for, but it is a cup that has eluded the Marlies, despite them being consistently one of the top teams in the AHL for several years now.