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08/03/2009 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2009 CONTACT: John Walton – HERSHEY BEARS – (717) 682-6470 BEARS COME TO TERMS WITH GOALTENDER JASON BACASHIHUA VETERAN GOALTENDER ARRIVES IN CHOCOLATETOWN AS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS FORTIFY THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE HERSHEY – The 2009 Calder Cup Champion HERSHEY BEARS announced today the club has signed goaltender Jason Bacashihua to a contract for the upcoming 2009-10 season. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst. Bacashihua (ba-CA-sha-wa), 26, brings an impressive resume to HERSHEY, including 38 games of NHL experience with the St. Louis Blues. He posted a 2.77 goals against average and a .905 saves percentage last season while playing for the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), and won an AHL best 18 games for the Worcester IceCats during the 2004-05 campaign. Over two seasons in the NHL, Bacashihua posted a goals against average of 3.19. His professional experience dates back to the 2001-02 season, making his AHL debut with the Utah Grizzlies. Season tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now by calling (717) 508-BEAR. Several ticket plans are available. The 2009-10 schedule will be released by the American Hockey League in early August.

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