The 1983 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 5, 1983. The eight teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-7 series for Division Semifinals and Division Finals. The division champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 19, 1983 with the Rochester Americans defeating the Maine Mariners four games to zero to win the Calder Cup for the fourth time in team history.

Playoff Seeds[edit | edit source]

After the 1982–83 AHL regular season, the top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans finished the regular season with the best overall record.

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Fredericton Express - 98 points
  2. Nova Scotia Voyageurs - 87 points
  3. Maine Mariners - 86 points
  4. Adirondack Red Wings - 77 points

Southern Division[edit | edit source]

  1. Rochester Americans - 101 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 85 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 84 points
  4. Binghamton Whalers - 80 points

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                           
  1  Fredericton 4  
4  Adirondack 2  
  1  Fredericton 2  
Northern Division
  3  Maine 4  
2  Nova Scotia 3
  3  Maine 4  
    N3  Maine 0
  S1  Rochester 4
  1  Rochester 4  
4  Binghamton 1  
  1  Rochester 4
Southern Division
  3  New Haven 3  
2  Hershey 1
  3  New Haven 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.

Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Note: Home team is listed first.

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (4) Adirondack Red Wings[edit | edit source]

Fredericton won series 4 – 2


(2) Nova Scotia Voyageurs vs. (3) Maine Mariners[edit | edit source]

Maine won series 4 - 3


Southern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (4) Binghamton Whalers[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 1


(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit | edit source]

New Haven won series 4 - 1


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Fredericton Express vs. (3) Maine Mariners[edit | edit source]

Maine won series 4 - 2


Southern Division[edit | edit source]

(1) Rochester Americans vs. (3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 3


Calder Cup Final[edit | edit source]

(S1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Maine Mariners[edit | edit source]

Rochester won series 4 - 0


See Also[edit | edit source]

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