Hershey Bears to Host the Stanley Cup® on October 7
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The Stanley Cup® is coming to Hershey. The Hershey Bears announced Aug. 6 that the Stanley Cup, one of the oldest and most revered trophies in professional sports, will visit Hershey on Sunday, Oct. 7. That evening, the Bears will host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 5 p.m. at the Giant Center, and fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup during the course of the evening.
"It's a thrill to work with the Hockey Hall of Fame and the NHL to bring the Stanley Cup to our loyal fans in Hershey," said Hershey's vice president of hockey operations Bryan Helmer. "With 14 former Bears on the roster of the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, Hershey played a large part in our affiliate's victory, so it's only appropriate the Stanley Cup spends time inChocolatetown, U.S.A. As we get closer to the date, we look forward to sharing further details with our fans on what promises to be a special night."
Hershey Bears Season Ticket Holders will be able to take part in an exclusive session with the Stanley Cup® prior to the doors opening for Hershey's game on Oct. 7. Further details, and a complete schedule of events will be distributed in the coming months.
In addition to the Stanley Cup®, the Conn Smythe Trophy, Rocket Richard Trophy, and Prince of Wales Trophy will also appear in Hershey on Oct. 7. The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the playoff MVP, and Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, given to the NHL's regular season top goal scorer, were both won by Washington captain Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals also claimed the Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions on the way to their first Stanley Cup title.
Season ticket packages for Hershey's 2018-19 season are on sale now, featuring discounted costs and extra added benefits. Full Season, 22-game, 12-game, and Flex-10 plans are available with packages starting at just $195. The puck drops with the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. the Syracuse Crunch. For more information on ticket plans or Hershey's schedule, call 717-520-5796 or visit HersheyBears.com.
About the Hershey Bears: The Hershey Bears have been proud members of the American Hockey League since the 1938-39, making them the longest continuously operating member club of the league still playing in its original city. The Bears have won the Calder Cup 11 times, the most of an AHL franchise. Hershey has led the league in attendance in 11 of the past 12 seasons, drawing over 9,000 fans per game at the Giant Center. The Bears are the AHL affiliate of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, and are affiliated with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. 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 hockey team, 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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