Congrats to Marc-Andre Laberge!
Mr. Laberge's Texas Stars may not have ripped through opponents in the regular season. But his AHL club certainly took each team they faced in the 2021 BEARD Hockey Calder Cup Playoffs to the woodshed.
Clearing the wild card threshold by just two points and securing the 3rd seed in the Central Division, Texas proceeded to dismantle their opponents. Led by the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy-winning Alexander Nylander and his 15-goal, 34-point performance in 19 games, the Stars swept Rockford in the first round, then disposed of Palm Springs in six games, beat Tucson in five games, and bested Wilkes-Barre in just four games to earn the Calder Cup.
Congrats to Marc-Andre on earning the inaugural Calder Cup in BEARD Hockey. Excellent job, and well done to all of the teams who made the playoffs.