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Hershey Bears' Playoff Run Continues With Oldest AHL Rivalry

Tickets On Sale For 2023 Eastern Conference Finals at GIANT Center

The Hershey Bears’ 2023 postseason run, presented by Penn State Health, continues as the Chocolate and White get set to square off against their oldest AHL rival, the Rochester Americans, in the Eastern Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

After defeating the Charlotte Checkers 3-1 and sweeping the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-0 to claim the Atlantic Division title in a best-of-five series, the Bears get set for a best-of-seven against Rochester, with a trip to the Calder Cup Finals on the line.

Between the two clubs, the Bears and Americans boast 39 appearances in the championship round, with a combined 17 Calder Cup titles. 

The complete schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals is as follows:

  • Game 1 - Tuesday, May 23 vs. Rochester Americans, 7 p.m. – BUY TICKETS
  • Game 2 - Thursday, May 25 vs. Rochester Americans, 7 p.m.  – BUY TICKETS
  • Game 3 - Saturday, May 27 at Rochester Americans, 7:05 p.m. 
  • *Game 4 - Monday, May 29 at Rochester Americans, 6:05 p.m.
  • *Game 5 - Wednesday, May 31 vs. Rochester Americans, 7 p.m. – BUY TICKETS
  • *Game 6 - Friday, June 2 at Rochester Americans, 7:05 p.m.
  • *Game 7 - Monday, May 5 vs. Rochester Americans, 7 p.m. – BUY TICKETS

*If necessary. All times are Eastern.

Single-game tickets for all home games of the Eastern Conference Finals are on sale now! Save on tickets and score your seats by purchasing online via Ticketmaster. The entire series will also be televised live on WPMT FOX43 and Antenna TV

Hershey is in the playoffs for a league-record 70th time, and no team in the league has more than Hershey’s 11 Calder Cup titles. The Bears split their regular season series with Rochester with a 1-0-0-1 record.