The 1974 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 3, 1974.[1] The eight teams that qualified played best-of-7 series for Division Semifinals and Finals. The division champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 8, 1974 with the Hershey Bears defeating the Providence Reds four games to one to win the Calder Cup for the fifth time in team history.[2]

Richmond and Baltimore tied the AHL playoff record for highest scoring shutout in game 2 of their Southern division semifinal, which Richmond won 10-0.[3]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1973–74 AHL regular season, the top three teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans finished the regular season with the best overall record.[4]

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - 97 points
  2. Providence Reds - 88 points
  3. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 86 points
  4. New Haven Nighthawks - 80 points

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Baltimore Clippers - 94 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 92 points
  3. Cincinnati Swords - 91 points
  4. Richmond Robins - 58 points


  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
  1  Rochester 2  
4  New Haven 4  
  4  New Haven 0  
Northern Division
  2  Providence 4  
2  Providence 4
  3  Nova Scotia 2  
    N2  Providence 1
  S2  Hershey 4
  1  Baltimore 4  
4  Richmond 1  
1  Baltimore 0
Southern Division
  2  Hershey 4  
2  Hershey 4
  3  Cincinnati 1  

In each round, the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[5]

Division Semifinals Edit

Note: Home team is listed first.

Northern DivisionEdit

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) New Haven Nighthawks Edit

New Haven won series 4 – 2

(2) Providence Reds vs. (3) Nova Scotia Voyageurs Edit

Providence won series 4 - 2

Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Baltimore Clippers vs. (4) Richmond Robins Edit

Baltimore won series 4 - 1

(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) Cincinnati Swords Edit

Hershey won series 4 - 1

Division FinalsEdit

Northern DivisionEdit

(2) Providence Reds vs. (4) New Haven NighthawksEdit

Providence won series 4 - 0

Southern DivisionEdit

(1) Baltimore Clippers vs. (2) Hershey BearsEdit

Hershey won series 4 - 0

Calder Cup FinalEdit

(S2) Hershey Bears vs. (N2) Providence RedsEdit

Hershey won series 4 - 1

See alsoEdit


  1. 1974 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. Calder Cup champions Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  3. Calder Cup record book: Teams Retrieved on May 13, 2008.
  4. American Hockey League standings and leaders, 1936-2007: p. 195 Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  5. Frequently asked questions Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1973 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
Succeeded by
1975 Calder Cup Playoffs
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