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Norfolk wins Calder Cup

TORONTO -- Tyler Johnson and Mike Kostka each scored twice and the Norfolk Admirals won their first Calder Cup title, beating the Toronto Marlies 6-1 on Saturday to sweep the American Hockey League finals.

"We played hard, got the bounces and it's just unbelievable to finish it out this way," Johnson said.

Richard Panik and Pierre-Cedric Labrie also scored, Johnson added two assists, and Canisius College product Cory Conacher had four assists. Dustin Tokarski stopped 18 shots.

"The guys got so much character, heart, discipline and passion for the game," said Tokarski, who finished the playoffs with a 1.46 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and three shutouts. "It's been a wonderful year. I'm lucky to be on this team."

Mike Zigomanis scored for Toronto.

The Admirals, who had a pro-hockey record 28-game winning streak from Feb. 10 to April 20, are the Tampa Bay Lightning's top affiliate. The Marlies are the Toronto Maple Leafs' farm club.

Alex Picard scored only six goals in 42 regular season games, then had nine in 18 games during the playoffs to take home playoff MVP honors.


Audette picked first

Daniel Audette, the 15-year-old son of former Sabres winger Donald Audette, was picked by the expansion Sherbrooke Phoenix first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft on Saturday. The 5-foot-7 center was born in Buffalo. He had 25 goals and 35 assists at the Midget level last season for Esther-Blondin College.

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