BEARS CLINCH 2008-09 EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCE DATES FOR 2009 EAST DIVISION SEMI-FINAL
/ Washington Capitals
HERSHEY – The HERSHEY BEARS announced today in conjunction with the American Hockey League that the club will face the Philadelphia Phantoms in the 2009 East Division Semi-Finals. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
The schedule for the 2009 East Division Semi-Finals is as follows:
Game 1: Thursday, April 16 at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m. Wachovia Spectrum Game 2: Saturday, April 18 at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m. Wachovia Spectrum Game 3: Wednesday, April 22 at HERSHEY 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center Game 4: Friday, April 24 at HERSHEY 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center Game 5: Saturday, April 25 at HERSHEY 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center Game 6 Sunday, April 26 at Philadelphia 5:05 p.m. Wachovia Spectrum Game 7: Tuesday, April 28 at HERSHEY 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center
The division championship is HERSHEY’S second in the last three seasons, having also won the 2006-07 East Division title under head coach Bruce Boudreau. It’s the first AHL division championship for head coach Bob Woods and assistant coach Mark French.
Tickets for the first two playoff games at GIANT Center are on sale now at the GIANT Center box office or by phone at (717) 534-3911.