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2016
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Hershey Bears Announce 2016-2017 Schedule

(Hershey, Pa. – August 22, 2016) – The Hershey Bears, in collaboration with the American Hockey League, announced the 2016-2017 regular season schedule. Going into their 79th season, the Bears look forward to another season of defending the den.

The Bears will open the regular season on the road against Rochester on Friday, October 14, followed by Binghamton on October 15. Home opener for the Hershey Bears will take place on Saturday, October 22 against Bridgeport. The first game against local rival, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, will be hosted at home for the Bears on Sunday, October 23.

The first of 12 games against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms kicks off on Sunday, October 30 in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth. The Bears will play at GIANT Center on New Years’ Eve against Providence. They will also be bringing back a home game on Sunday, February 5 at 2 PM so fans can make it home before the big game starts, which will be part of the weekend St. John’s is in town.

A faceoff against the team the Bears beat in the third round of the Calder Cup Championships last year, Toronto Marlies, will take place on February 25 in Chocolate Town U.S.A. The busiest month for the Bears in Hershey will be November, with 8 home games.

Information on promotional and theme nights will be released in upcoming days.

Individual tickets for Hershey Bears home games will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 AM. Tickets may be purchased by calling (717) 508-BEAR, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the GIANT Center box office.

All Hershey Bears season ticket holders may begin to purchase additional tickets on Wednesday, September 21 at 10 AM. Season ticket holders will be required to have their account information ready in order to access this pre-sale, which will be at GIANT Center box office or by calling (717) 508-BEAR.

The full 2016-2017 Hershey Bears regular season schedule can be found here:

Hershey Bears 2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule

Day

Date

Time

Opponent

 

 

 

 

Friday

October 14, 2016

7:05 PM

at Rochester

Saturday

October 15, 2016

7:05 PM

at Binghamton

Saturday

October 22, 2016

7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT

Sunday

October 23, 2016

5:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Wednesday

October 26, 2016

7:00 PM

at Hartford

Saturday

October 29, 2016

7:00 PM

BINGHAMTON

Sunday

October 30, 2016

5:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Friday

November 4, 2016

7:05 PM

at Springfield

Saturday

November 5, 2016

7:00 PM

ALBANY

Sunday

November 6, 2016

5:00 PM

ROCHESTER

Friday

November 11, 2016

7:00 PM

at Albany

Saturday

November 12, 2016

7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT

Sunday

November 13, 2016

5:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Wednesday

November 16, 2016

7:00 PM

at Utica

Friday

November 18, 2016

7:00 PM

SYRACUSE

Saturday

November 19, 2016

7:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Wednesday

November 23, 2016

7:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Friday

November 25, 2016

7:05 PM

at Springfield

Saturday

November 26, 2016

7:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD

Friday

December 2, 2016

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Saturday

December 3, 2016

7:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Sunday

December 4, 2016

5:00 PM

SYRACUSE

Friday

December 9, 2016

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Saturday

December 10, 2016

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Sunday

December 11, 2016

5:00 PM

ROCHESTER

Friday

December 16, 2016

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Saturday

December 17, 2016

7:00 PM

HARTFORD

Sunday

December 18, 2016

5:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD

Monday

December 26, 2016

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Wednesday

December 28, 2016

7:00 PM

at Syracuse

Friday

December 30, 2016

7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT

Saturday

December 31, 2016

5:00 PM

PROVIDENCE

Friday

January 6, 2017

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Saturday

January 7, 2017

7:00 PM

UTICA

Sunday

January 8, 2017

5:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Friday

January 13, 2017

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Saturday

January 14, 2017

7:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Sunday

January 15, 2017

5:00 PM

BIGHAMTON

Wednesday

January 18, 2017

7:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Saturday

January 21, 2017

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Sunday

January 22, 2017

5:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Wednesday

January 25, 2017

7:00 PM

at Hartford

Friday

January 27, 2017

7:05 PM

at Providence

Saturday

January 28, 2017

7:05 PM

at Springfield

Friday

February 3, 2017

7:05 PM

at Binghamton

Saturday

February 4, 2017

7:00 PM

ST. JOHN

Sunday

February 5, 2017

2:00 PM

ST. JOHN

Friday

February 10, 2017

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre Scranton

Saturday

February 11, 2017

7:00 PM

HARTFORD

Sunday

February 12, 2017

3:00 PM

at Bridgeport

Friday

February 17, 2017

7:05 PM

at Providence

Saturday

February 18, 2017

7:05 PM

at Providence

Sunday

February 19, 2017

3:00 PM

at Bridgeport

Friday

February 24, 2017

7:15 PM

at Hartford

Saturday

February 25, 2017

7:00 PM

TORONTO

Sunday

February 26, 2017

3:00 PM

at Bridgeport

Friday

March 3, 2017

7:00 PM

at Syracuse

Saturday

March 4, 2017

7:00 PM

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Sunday

March 5, 2017

5:00 PM

SYRACUSE

Friday

March 10, 2017

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Saturday

March 11, 2017

7:05 PM

at Binghamton

Sunday

March 12, 2017

5:00 PM

PROVIDENCE

Friday

March 17, 2017

7:00 PM

HARTFORD

Saturday

March 18, 2017

7:00 PM

HARTFORD

Sunday

March 19, 2017

3:00 PM

at Bridgeport

Wednesday

March 22, 2017

7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT

Saturday

March 25, 2017

4:00 PM

at St. John

Sunday

March 26, 2017

4:00 PM

at St. John

Friday

March 31, 2017

7:15 PM

at Hartford

Saturday

April 1, 2017

7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT

Sunday

April 2, 2017

5:00 PM

LEHIGH VALLEY

Wednesday

April 5, 2017

7:05 PM

at Lehigh Valley

Friday

April 7, 2017

7:05 PM

at Rochester

Saturday

April 8, 2017

5:00 PM

at Toronto

Friday

April 14, 2017

7:05 PM

at Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton

Saturday

April 15, 2017

7:00 PM

PROVIDENCE

Information on full season tickets, 22-game and 12-game plans and flex-10 ticket plans for the 2016-17 Hershey Bears regular season is available now by calling (717) 508-BEAR. Flexible ticket plans start as low as $185 per seat.

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About Hershey Bears: The 2016-17 season will mark the Bears’ 79th anniversary season with the league. The team calls GIANT Center home. The Bears have led the league in regular season attendance for the past ten consecutive seasons. Visit www.HersheyBears.com and follow Hershey Bears on our social media channels for ongoing team and schedule updates.

About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, GIANT Center, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hersheypark Camping Resort, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.

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