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BEARS CLINCH 2008-09 EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCE DATES FOR 2009 EAST DIVISION SEMI-FINAL

by Staff Writer / 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.
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