The next stop for the Rochester Americans is the Calder Cup playoffs.
The Amerks finished the American Hockey League regular season on Sunday with a 4-1 road victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum.
The Amerks take a 43-29-3-1 record into the postseason, where they will play the Toronto Marlies. The series will begin with games Saturday and Sunday at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum. Both are scheduled for 3 p.m.
The best-of-five series will move to Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, where the Amerks will host games on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2 (if necessary) at 7:05 p.m.
If there is a Game Five, it would be played back on Toronto’s home ice at 3 p.m. on May 4.
The Marlies won nine of 10 games between the teams this season. Their roster includes former Buffalo Sabre Tim Connolly.
Maxime Legault, Matt Ellis, Phil Varone and Frederick Roy scored for Rochester on Sunday, while Luke Adam collected two assists. Making his professional debut was Jason Beattie, a defenseman out of Niagara University, who was credited with an assist. Goalie Matt Hackett (3-0) stopped 30 of 31 shots.
Varone put the game out of reach when he made it 3-1 late in the third period, making the most of a feed from Dan Catenacci, who made his pro debut on Saturday with a goal and assist.