Toronto, Canada – In a fluke shot from centre ice Norfolk’s Mike Kostka shoots the puck into the Marlies corner and it goes off a stanchion and directly into the net. Norfolk Admirals are now winning best of seven series, 3-0 in AHL Calder Cup Finals.
Head coach of Norfolk, Jon Cooper said after the game, “I’m sick to my stomach for Scrivens, it was a tough break for the kid, but I would rather it go in our favour than theirs. Toronto pushed in the first, and was clearly the better team in the first period.”Norfolk has done very well this year with 42 wins in the last 44 games, but because of the AHL scheduling, these are the first three games Marlies have ever played them.
It’s the first time in about 45 years Toronto has ever seen professional hockey in June, let’s hope it’s not the last. Because of the warm weather, even extra air conditioning was attached to the building almost 100 year old Ricoh ColiseumThe original Coliseum was built by Mayor T.L. Chruch as the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1921 and at the time was the largest facility in North America before the Maple Leafs Gardens was built in 1931.It was renovated in 2003 and an artificial ice pad was added to the facility as well as extra seats.