Calder Cup Finals Game 5
Saturday, June 08, 2019
The Chicago Wolves are back in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Finals for the first time since capturing the championship in 2008. The Wolves face the Eastern Conference champion Charlotte Checkers in the best-of-seven series that begins Saturday, June 1, at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
Head coach Rocky Thompson’s Wolves, who won the Central Division and then defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins, Iowa Wild and San Diego Gulls to capture the Robert W. Clarke Trophy that goes to the Western Conference champion, become the seventh team in the franchise’s 25-year history to reach the Finals. Chicago won the Calder Cup in 2002 and 2008 as well as the International Hockey League’s Turner Cup in 1998 and 2000. The Wolves fell in the 2005 Calder Cup Finals and the 2001 Turner Cup Final.
Charlotte, the Atlantic Division champion, led all 31 AHL teams during the regular season with 110 points and a .724 winning percentage to claim home-ice advantage throughout the postseason. American Hockey League rules call for a 2-3-2 series when teams are located more than 300 miles apart, so the Wolves host Games 3, 4 and 5.
To celebrate postseason hockey in Chicago, there’s free parking for all games at Allstate Arena courtesy of your Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Kia dealers. The arena’s concession stands will feature discounted prices on many items, including beer, soda, hot dogs and pretzels.
Parking is available close to all entrances of the Allstate Arena. Parking fee ranges from $15-$25 (Cash Only).
Buses and limos are extra. Parking is open two hours prior to event. No tailgating is permitted.