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The 1982 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 7, 1982. The eight teams that qualified played best-of-5 series for Division Semifinals and best-of-7 series for Division Finals. The division champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 10, 1982 with the New Brunswick Hawks defeating the Binghamton Whalers four games to one to win the Calder Cup for the only time in team history.

Playoff Seeds[]

After the 1981–82 AHL regular season, the top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, since the fifth-placed team of the Southern division (Adirondack) earned more points than the fourth-placed team in the Northern division (Springfield), Adirondack played in the Northern division portion of the bracket in place of Springfield. The New Brunswick Hawks finished the regular season with the best overall record.

Northern Division[]

  1. New Brunswick Hawks - 107 points
  2. Maine Mariners - 101 points
  3. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 80 points

Southern Division[]

  1. Binghamton Whalers - 98 points
  2. Rochester Americans - 89 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 86 points
  4. Hershey Bears - 78 points
  5. Adirondack Red Wings - 77 points (Played in the Northern division part of the bracket in place of Springfield due to earning more points during the regular season.)


  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
  N1  New Brunswick 3  
S5  Adirondack 2  
  N1  New Brunswick 4  
Northern Division
  N3  Nova Scotia 1  
N2  Maine 1
  N3  Nova Scotia 3  
    N1  New Brunswick 4
  S1  Binghamton 1
  S1  Binghamton 3  
S4  Hershey 2  
  S1  Binghamton 4
Southern Division
  S2  Rochester 1  
S2  Rochester 3
  S3  New Haven 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.

Division Semifinals[]

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

Northern Division[]

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (S5) Adirondack Red Wings[]

New Brunswick won series 3 – 2

(N2) Maine Mariners vs. (N3) Nova Scotia Voyageurs[]

Nova Scotia won series 3 - 1

Southern Division[]

(S1) Binghamton Whalers vs. (S4) Hershey Bears[]

Binghamton won series 3 - 2

(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (S3) New Haven Nighthawks[]

Rochester won series 3 - 1

Division Finals[]

Northern Division[]

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (N3) Nova Scotia Voyageurs[]

New Brunswick won series 4 - 1

Southern Division[]

(S1) Binghamton Whalers vs. (S2) Rochester Americans[]

Binghamton won series 4 - 1

Calder Cup Final[]

(N1) New Brunswick Hawks vs. (S1) Binghamton Whalers[]

New Brunswick won series 4 - 1

See Also[]