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The 1975 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 2, 1975.[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 7, 1975 with the Springfield Indians defeating the New Haven Nighthawks four games to one to win the Calder Cup for the fourth time in team history.[2]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1974–75 AHL regular season, the top three teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Providence Reds finished the regular season with the best overall record.[3]

Northern DivisionEdit

  1. Providence Reds - 98 points
  2. Rochester Americans - 93 points
  3. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 89 points
  4. Springfield Indians - 78 points
  5. New Haven Nighthawks - 71 points (Played in the South division part of the bracket after beating Syracuse in a one game playoff.)[4]

Southern DivisionEdit

  1. Virginia Wings - 75 points
  2. Richmond Robins - 65 points
  3. Hershey Bears - 64 points


  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
  N1  Providence 2  
N4  Springfield 4  
  N4  Springfield 4  
Northern Division
  N2  Rochester 2  
N2  Rochester 4
  N3  Nova Scotia 2  
    N4  Springfield 4
  N5  New Haven 1
  S1  Virginia 1  
N5  New Haven 4  
N5  New Haven 4
Southern Division
  S3  Hershey 1  
S2  Richmond 3
  S3  Hershey 4  

In each round, the higher seed 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

(N1) Providence Reds vs. (N4) Springfield Indians Edit

Springfield won series 4 – 2

(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Nova Scotia Voyageurs Edit

Rochester won series 4 - 2

Southern DivisionEdit

(S1) Virginia Wings vs. (N5) New Haven Nighthawks Edit

New Haven won series 4 - 1

(S2) Richmond Robins vs. (S3) Hershey Bears Edit

Hershey won series 4 - 3

Division FinalsEdit

Northern DivisionEdit

(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Springfield IndiansEdit

Springfield won series 4 - 2

Southern DivisionEdit

(S3) Hershey Bears vs. (N5) New Haven NighthawksEdit

New Haven won series 4 - 1

Calder Cup FinalEdit

(N4) Springfield Indians vs. (N5) New Haven NighthawksEdit

Springfield won series 4 - 1

See alsoEdit


  1. 1975 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. Calder Cup champions Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  3. 1974–75 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 12, 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
1974 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
Succeeded by
1976 Calder Cup Playoffs
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