Bears Announce Schedule Format for 2018-19
The Hershey Bears announced on Thursday the schedule format for the 2018-19 season.
Highlighting the announcement is the addition of Cleveland to Hershey's list of opponents.The Monsters, who have moved to the Eastern Conference's North Division, will play the Bears four times next season, including twice at the Giant Center. These contests will be the first meetings between the two franchises since the Monsters bested the Bears in the 2016 Calder Cup Finals.
Hershey's schedule will once again feature games vs. Western Conference foes the Grand Rapids Griffins, Milwaukee Admirals, and Rockford IceHogs. The Bears will make a trip to the midwest to battle each of these opponents once, while the trio of clubs will also visit the Giant Center one time each next season.
Divisional rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Lehigh Valley are once again scheduled to battle Hershey 12 times next season, including six contests at the Giant Center.
The breakdown of the club's schedule format by opponent is below:
Bridgeport: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
Charlotte: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Hartford: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
Lehigh Valley: 12 (6 home, 6 away)
Providence: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
Springfield: 6 (3 home, 3 away)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 12 (6 home, 6 away)
TOTAL: 52 games (26 home, 26 away)
Belleville: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Binghamton: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Cleveland: 4 (2 home, 2 away)
Laval: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Rochester: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Syracuse: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Toronto: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Utica: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
TOTAL: 18 games (9 home, 9 away)
Grand Rapids: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Milwaukee: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
Rockford: 2 (1 home, 1 away)
TOTAL: 6 games (3 home, 3 away)
The complete schedule for Hershey's 2018-19 regular season will be released in conjunction with the American Hockey League later this summer.
- Capitals Re-Sign Liam O'Brien
- Season Ticket Holder Month of Winning
- Summer Mailbag: Lewington, Free Agents and More
- Bears 2018-19 Schedule Released
- Bears to Host Crunch for Home Opener Oct. 6
- Capitals Re-sign Riley Barber
- Caps Sign AHL Veteran Centers Sgarbossa and Megna
- 2018 Offseason Player Tracker
- 2018 Offseason Player Tracker: Goalies
- 2018 Offseason Player Tracker: Defensemen