The Toronto Marlies secured a berth in the 2023 Calder Mug Championship on Friday evening, ending up being the first string from the Eastern Seminar to protect a postseason invite.

The Marlies shed on Friday mid-day, however gained their playoff place when Laval went down a 3-2 choice to Utica later on at night.

Toronto (40-17-2-1, 83 pts.) go back to the postseason for the very first time given that 2019, when they got to the Eastern Seminar Finals. The Marlies, that won the Calder Mug in 2018 and also were organization finalists in 2012, are likewise surrounding their 7 department title.

5 groups will certainly get the Calder Mug Championship out of the North Department. The leading 3 finishers will certainly obtain byes right into the department semifinals, while the 4th- and also fifth-place groups contest in a best-of-three first-round collection.

The AHL’s 2022-23 routine period finishes April 16; for additional information and also everyday updates on the Calder Mug Playoff races, take a look at the authorities AHL Playoff Guide