Two former Ohio State men’s hockey standouts – Nick Schilkey and Sam Jardine – ended the 2019 campaign raising a trophy.
In the American Hockey League, Schilkey and the Charlotte Checkers, who also won the regular season title, defeated the Chicago Wolves in five games for the team’s first Calder Cup. The Checkers lost game one but captured the next four, including three on the road, for the crown.
Schilkey played in all 19 postseason games and had a goal and seven assists for eight points, with his goal a shorthanded tally in the finals.
— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) June 2, 2019
In the ECHL, Sam Jardine was part of a second Kelly Cup Championship, as he and the Newfoundland Growlers won in six games. He was also part of the 2017 title won by Colorado. The Growlers captured the title on home ice.
Jardine played in all 23 postseason games and led the Newfoundland defensemen in scoring with eight points, including seven assists.
In the AHL, Matthew Weis and the Chicago Wolves were the Western Conference champions, falling in the AHL finals. Weis had four points, with two goals and two assists, while playing in all 22 postseason contests for Chicago.
In the ECHL, Chris Crane and the Toledo Walleye captured the Eastern Conference title before losing in the finals. Crane skated in 21 postseason contests, with 10 points on three goals and seven assists.