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AHL playoffs MVP Poturalski uses Calder Cup to make, serve wings

Former Charlotte captain ate Buffalo delicacies during day with trophy

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

NHL players aren't the only ones who get to eat elaborate foods out of their championship trophy.

Andrew Poturalski, the former captain for Charlotte of the American Hockey League and MVP of the Calder Cup playoffs, used both the Cup and MVP trophies to make and eat wings at his home near Buffalo, New York. Charlotte is the AHL affilate of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tweet from @CheckersHockey: Turns out the Calder Cup and the MVP trophy make some pretty good buffalo wings 😂 #WhenInBuffalo

Like with the Stanley Cup, each member of the AHL's championship team gets a day with the trophy. Poturalski, who had a team-high 12 goals and 23 points in 18 playoff games while helping Charlotte win its first AHL championship, used both trophies to mix then serve the wings during a party for his day with the trophy Sunday.

Instagram from @apots94: If you want to be a champion, you have to beat the champion -SL. Thanks to everyone for coming out yesterday and supporting me throughout the years of playing hockey to make this possible #CalderCup @barbilltavern @imperialbuffalo

We'll let the public decide if wings from a Cup are better than ice cream, cereal and chocolate milk, meats and cheeses, pasta and meatballs or toasted ravioli, which members of the St. Louis Blues have eaten from the Stanley Cup during their celebration this summer.

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