Hershey-Cleveland: Party like it’s 1945 Sunday notes

There have been seven former Sound Tigers who’ve gone on to win the Calder Cup. There will be an eighth. Aaron Ness and the Hershey Bears held on today to defeat Toronto in Game 5, taking the Eastern Conference Final 4-1. The Bears will meet Lake Erie and Brett Gallant in the Calder Cup Final, which begins Wednesday/Friday in Hershey. The three games in Cleveland are TBA because the NBA Finals’ schedule won’t be set until Golden State and Oklahoma City play Game 7 on Monday night. (This will be a first in that regard.)

Nice NHL.com feature on New Haven Nighthawks broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky, off to the Final with the Sharks.

Fluto Shinzawa reports that Scott Allen is expected to become an NHL assistant, which would mean we’ll have to update the chart again.

And junior hockey wrapped up with a win for London at the Memorial Cup. Matthew Tkachuk, Keith’s kid, with the winner.

Michael Fornabaio