07/13/2010 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2010
CONTACT: John Walton-HERSHEY BEARS
BEARS ANNOUNCE GRID OF OPPONENTS FOR UPCOMING 2010-11 SEASON
EIGHT GAMES AGAINST NEW DIVISION RIVAL CHARLOTTE, FOUR-GAME SET WITH MANITOBA AND VISIT TO TORONTO HIGHLIGHT 2010-11 OPPOSITION
HERSHEY – The 2010 Calder Cup Champion HERSHEY BEARS announced today the team's opponents for the upcoming 2010-11 season. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
The 2010-11 season sees the East Division grow to eight teams, adding the Albany Devils and keeping the franchise recently located from Albany to Charlotte. The Charlotte Checkers, who play at Giant Center four times in 2010-11, are in their inaugural American Hockey League season. Four teams from the AHL's Western Conference will play HERSHEY in 2010-11, including the Manitoba Moose, Lake Erie Monsters and Toronto Marlies. HERSHEY will face the Rochester Americans to open the 2010-11 regular season, as part of the AHL's kickoff to its 75th anniversary season.
The BEARS will play the following teams in 2010-11, with an equal number of games both at GIANT Center and in the opponent's arena:
Lake Erie: 1/1
The BEARS will begin play in October, looking to win a third straight Calder Cup championship. The full American Hockey League schedule is expected to be released in early August. Be part of the largest fan base in the American Hockey League while catching all the excitement of Hershey Bears Hockey. Season Ticket Packages start at $150.00 and include great benefits, big discounts along with guaranteed tickets for the 2011 AHL All –Star Classic and first right of refusal for the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs. Reserve your seats today by calling (717) 508-BEAR.