1976-77 champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs

The 1977 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 3, 1977.[1] The top four teams in the league qualified for the playoffs and played best-of-7 series for Semifinals. The two winners played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on April 30, 1977 with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs defeating the Rochester Americans four games to two to win the Calder Cup for second consecutive year, and the third time in team history.[2]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1976–77 AHL regular season, the top four teams in the league qualified for the playoffs. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs finished the regular season with the best overall record for the second straight season.[3][4]


  1. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 110 points
  2. New Haven Nighthawks - 92 points
  3. Rochester Americans - 89 points
  4. Hershey Bears - 78 points


  Semfinals Calder Cup Final
1 Nova Scotia 4  
4 Hershey 2  
    1 Nova Scotia 4
  3 Rochester 2
2 New Haven 2
3 Rochester 4  

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]


Note 1: Home team is listed first.
Note 2: The number of overtime periods played (where applicable) is not indicated.

(1) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (4) Hershey BearsEdit

Nova Scotia won series 4 - 2

(2) New Haven Nighthawks vs. (3) Rochester AmericansEdit

Rochester won series 4 - 2

Calder Cup FinalEdit

(1) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (3) Rochester AmericansEdit

Nova Scotia won series 4 - 2

See alsoEdit


  1. 1977 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  2. Calder Cup champions Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  3. 1975–76 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  4. 1976–77 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 11, 2008.
  5. Frequently asked questions Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1976 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
Succeeded by
1978 Calder Cup Playoffs
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