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09/17/2009 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2009 CONTACT: HERSHEY BEARS – (717) 682-6470 BEARS TO OPEN 2009 TRAINING CAMP MONDAY NEW HEAD COACH MARK FRENCH SET TO LEAD DEFENDING CHAMPS INTO A NEW SEASON STARTING AT 10:00 A.M. MONDAY AT GIANT CENTER HERSHEY – The 2009 Calder Cup Champion HERSHEY BEARS announced today the club will open training camp on Monday, September 21 at Giant Center. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst. First-year head coach Mark French and new assistant coach Troy Mann will lead the camp beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning. All practices are open to the public next week, with access to Giant Center available at the rear of the building through the security entrance. The practice schedule for the week is below. Season tickets for the 2009-10 season are on sale now by calling (717) 508-BEAR. The BEARS will open the 2009 preseason on Friday, September 25 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:00 p.m. at GIANT Center, and will also host the Norfolk Admirals in exhibition play on Sunday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for both games are on sale now at the GIANT Center box office, or by calling (717) 534-3911. The BEARS will officially open its defense of the Calder Cup on Saturday, October 3, hosting the Admirals at GIANT Center in the 2009-10 regular season opener. Face-off is at 7:00 p.m. HERSHEY BEARS 2009 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE Monday, September 21st 9:00 A.M In Dressing Room/Pre-Ice Meeting 9:30 A.M Team Stretch 10:00 – 11:30 A.M On-Ice Practice (Giant Center) 11:45 – 12:30 P.M Off Ice Workout Tuesday, September 22nd 9:00 A.M In Dressing Room/Pre-Ice Meeting 9:30 A.M Team Stretch 10:00 – 11:30 A.M On-Ice Practice (Giant Center) 11:45 – 12:30 P.M Off Ice Workout Wednesday, September 23rd Group B 9:00 A.M In Dressing Room/Pre-Ice Meeting 9:15 A.M Team Stretch 9:45 – 11:00 A.M On-Ice Practice (Giant Center) 11:15-12:00 P.M Off Ice Workout Group A 9:30 A.M. In Dressing Room 9:45 A.M Team Stretch 10:00 – 10:45 A.M Off- Ice Workout 11:00 A.M Pre-Ice Meeting 11:15 – 12:30 P.M On-Ice Practice (Giant Center) Thursday, September 24th 9:00 A.M In Dressing Room 9:15 A.M Pre-Ice Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 A.M On-Ice Practice 5:30 P.M Season Ticket Holder Reception 7:30 P.M Booster Club Social Friday, September 25th Players Dressing for Exhibition Game 8:30 A.M In Dressing Room 9:30 A.M. Pre-Game Skate (Giant Center) 5:00 P.M In Dressing Room 7:00 P.M VS WILKES BARRE Players Not Dressing 8:45 A.M In Dressing Room 9:00 – 9:30 A.M Off-Ice Workout 10:15 A.M – 11:15 A.M On-Ice Practice (Giant Center) Saturday, September 26th Players Dressing for Exhibition Game 9:00 A.M. In Dressing Room 10:00 A.M Pre-Game Skate (GIANT CENTER) 3:30 P.M Bus Departs for Wilkes Barre 7:00 P.M @ Wilkes Barre Players Not Dressing 9:30A.M In Dressing Room 10:30 A.M – 11:30 On-Ice Practice 12:00 - 12:30 P.M Off-Ice Workout Sunday, September 27th 9:00 A.M Optional Morning Skate 3:00 P.M In Dressing Room 5:00 P.M VS Norfolk

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