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Chicago Wolves are 2008 Calder Cup Champions

11 June 2008 No Comment

It is not everyday you witness a team clinching their league’s Championship. Last night, I attended Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals at Allstate Arena. The Chicago Wolves beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (not sure who agreed to that team name) 5-2 to win the 2008 Calder Cup – 4 games to 2.

Before the game, I bought my ticket from ticketmaster.com. I did so because I still had a $16 Ticketmaster gift certificate and the last time I saw the Wolves there were neither scalpers nor fans with extra tickets outside the arena. That game I ended up paying $12 at the Box Office so I thought I would use up my gift certificate this time (yesterday’s ticket cost $19 with Ticketmaster fees).

Chicago fans must have been starved for a championship. I had to wait in the longest line I have ever seen at a Wolves game to claim my ticket at Will Call. Last night the Chicago Wolves drew almost 10,000 fans compared to only 5,000 fans for Game 1, 7,000 fans for Game 2 and around 4,000 per game for the rest of the playoffs.

After the game, the AHL and Chicago Wolves partook in all of the typical championship celebrations. The team was ecstatic and all of the trophy presentations took place. Jason Krog who scored a hat trick in the game was named MVP of the Calder Cup playoffs.

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