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Bears Face Wolf Pack in Eastern Conference Semifinals

by Scott Stuccio / Washington Capitals

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hershey Bears, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today announced the schedule for the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack bounced back from a deficit of two games to one, suffered in the league’s longest playoff game this season on April 26 at Providence. The Bruins won that game in triple overtime, but the Pack responded with a 2-1 win two nights later. Hartford’s Tommy Hughes provided the heroics with an overtime goal of his own in Friday night’s fifth and deciding game at XL Center. Coupled with the Manchester Monarchs’ win over the Portland Pirates tonight, the third-seeded Wolf Pack jump into the semifinal round against the second-seeded Bears.

Hershey defeated the Worcester Sharks three games to one in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, earning the series-clinching win in a record-setting 10-4 victory on Friday night at GIANT Center.

The two teams will play a 2-2-1-1-1 format, with the Bears hosting Games One, Two, and if necessary, Five and Seven. Due to a lack of building availability, the Wolf Pack will play host to Games Three and Four at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. If necessary, Game Six will be played at Hartford’s XL Center.

The full schedule is as follows:

Game One – Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 PM – Hartford at Hershey (GIANT Center)

Game Two – Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM – Hartford at Hershey (GIANT Center)

Game Three – Sunday, May 10, 3:00 PM – Hershey at Hartford (DCU Center)

Game Four – Monday, May 11, 7:00 PM – Hershey at Hartford (DCU Center)

*Game Five – Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 PM – Hartford at Hershey (GIANT Center)

*Game Six – Friday, May 15, 7:00 PM - Hershey at Hartford (XL Center)

*Game Seven – Sunday, May 17, 7:00 PM - Hartford at Hershey (GIANT Center)

*If Necessary

Tickets for the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series (Games CC and DD) are on sale at the GIANT Center box office, by calling (717) 508-BEAR or online at TicketMaster.com.

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