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Providence Bruins win 1999 Calder Cup
|Sunday, June 13, 1999
PROVIDENCE, RI . . . The Providence Bruins captured the 63rd Calder Cup Championship with a 5-1 victory over the Rochester Americans tonight in front of a capacity crowd of 11,909 at the Providence Civic Center. The Bruins defeated the Amerks four games to one.
Goaltender John Grahame stopped 27 shots in the victory while Joel Prpic's first goal of the Calder Cup Finals proved to be the game winner. Providence winger Landon Wilson started the scoring 5:48 into the game with Marquis Mathieu adding the only goal of the second period. Rochester's Dean Melanson
found the back of the net early in the third only for Peter Ferraro to come back and score 17 seconds later. Right wing Cameron Mann added an empty netter to clinch the Championship.
Providence Bruin right wing Peter Ferraro has been named the winner of the Jack Butterfield Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 1999 Calder Cup Playoffs. Ferraro was tied for first in League playoff scoring with 21 points (9-12) including six in the Calder Cup Finals (4-2). The 26 year-old native of Port Jefferson, New York also registered a six game point streak earlier in the post-season, notching nine points over that span (2-7).
The Calder Cup Championship caps a fantastic year for the Bruins. The club registered more wins in the regular season than any club in AHL history (56). The Bruins' 120 points were the highest in AHL history and compared to last year, the 70 point turnaround also set a new AHL mark. Yet another AHL record was the combined regular season and playoff total of 71 wins in one season.
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