PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phantoms swept the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup finals Friday night, beating the Chicago Wolves 5-2 in front of sellout crowd of 20,103 fans at the Wachovia Center.

Jon Sim and Patrick Sharp each scored two goals, and Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves for the Phantoms.

The Phantoms also won the 1998 Calder Cup. None of Philadelphia’s four major professional teams has won a championship since the 76ers captured the NBA title in 1983.

, and those pro franchises have won only nine titles in more than 120 years.

After a scoreless opening period, Philadelphia broke the game open with four goals in a 14:15 span. They outshot the Wolves 20-5 in the second period.

Sharp opened scoring with a four-on-four goal at the 5:32 mark, Sim and Ben Stafford made it 3-0 with goals less than 6 minutes apart, and Sim added his 10th playoff goal with 13 seconds left in the period on a five-on-three power play.

Steve Maltais and Lonny Bohonos scored for Chicago.

Notes: The Flyers’ Trenton affiliated also won the East Coast Hockey League title this season. … Philadelphia has won an AHL-record 11 straight home playoff games.

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