In case you missed it earlier this week, the Toronto Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, captured their first Calder Cup championship with a convincing 6-1 win Game 7 victory over the Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars.
The Marlies celebrated their first championship in franchise history in front of a sold out home crowd at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum. The on ice celebrations were something to behold and provided visuals almost as good as the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory from a week prior.
Check out these shots:
And check out this photo of rookie Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, the main behind the Marlies success:
How jacked does he look to finally win? Leafs fans are hoping for more of the same from him the big club.
But the fun didn’t end there, the Marlies took the party into the locker room for more fun and merriment:
Unfortunately… that’s where things got a little TOO wild. According to TSN’s BarDown, things got wet and wild with the Marlies and the Calder Cup ended up in the team’s personal hot tub.
Say what!? Check it out:
The video comes courtesy of Leafs draft pick Jeremy Bracco who, while snapping an Instagram story, noticed that the Calder Cup was upside down inside the team’s hot tub.
Take it easy, boys! You don’t get to keep the thing forever! In all seriousness, it doesn't appear that the Marlies inflicted any permanent damage to the Cup as it was on display at Rogers Centre the following day to take in a Toronto Blue Jays game.
Leafs fans already excited for the future because of established NHLers like Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner, need look no further than the Marlies roster for the team's next crop of star players. No doubt about it, the Leafs organization has one of the best, if not THE best, crop of young talent in the entire NHL. Marlies players like Calder Cup Playoff MVP Andreas Johnsson, Travis Dermott, Bracco, Miro Aaltonen, Justin Holl, Andreas Borgman Timothy Liljegren and Garret Sparks prove that the future is very bright for the Leafs.