05/12/2009 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2009
CONTACT: John Walton – HERSHEY BEARS – (717) 682-6470
HERSHEY TO PLAY IN 2009 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS AGAINST EITHER WORCESTER OR PROVIDENCE
BEARS TO FACE BRUINS OR SHARKS FOR THE RIGHT TO ADVANCE TO THE 2009 CALDER CUP FINALS, GAMES 1 AND 2 THIS WEEKEND AT GIANT CENTER
HERSHEY – The HERSHEY BEARS announced today in conjunction with the American Hockey League that the club will open the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals this Saturday night at home against either the Providence Bruins or Worcester Sharks. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
The full schedule will be released when HERSHEY'S opponent is known. Providence currently leads the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Final three games to two, with Game 6 scheduled for Wednesday night at the DCU Center in Worcester. Should a Game 7 be necessary, it would be played at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence Thursday.
The schedule for the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals is as follows:
Saturday, May 16
at HERSHEY 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17
at HERSHEY 5:00 p.m.
Games 3-7: To Be Announced
Tickets for Game 1 and Game 2 at GIANT Center are on sale now at the GIANT Center box office or by phone at (717) 534-3911. The appearance is the third time in the last four seasons that the BEARS have advanced into the third round of the Calder Cup playoffs.