Hershey Bears Announce 2021-22 Season Schedule
2021-22 Hershey Bears Schedule
The Hershey Bears, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced the club's 76-game regular season schedule for the 2021-22 campaign. Individual game ticket information will be released later this summer.
The Chocolate and White open the new season on home ice versus the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The club's Home Opener marks the first time in 594 days the Bears will welcome fans back to GIANT Center at full-capacity. Opening weekend action continues the following afternoon as the Bears host the rival Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 3 p.m.
Hershey's schedule features many opportunities for fans to see the club at GIANT Center in the opening months of the season. Of Hershey's 38 home games, 27 will take place in October-January. The Bears play five home games in October, seven in November, and six in December, while the club's busiest month at GIANT Center is January, as the Bears host nine home games in the opening month of 2022. Hershey's longest home stand comes in January, as the Bears skate on home ice for four straight contests from Jan. 8-15 and Jan. 22-29.
Additional highlights of Hershey's home schedule include a pair of holiday games versus Providence. The Bears will host the Bruins for the club's traditional Thanksgiving Eve game on Wednesday, Nov. 24, while also welcoming Providence for an Easter Sunday game on Apr. 17.
The Bears have also announced the club's preseason schedule, featuring a home game at GIANT Center on Sunday, Oct. 10 versus the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 5 p.m. The club will play three preseason games in total, also visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday, Oct. 8, and playing versus the Phantoms in Allentown on Wednesday, Oct. 13.