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Comcast SportsNet MID-ATLANTIC to Provide Live Coverage of AHL Calder Cup Finals Featuring Hershey Bears

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Bethesda, Md. (June 4, 2010) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s leading source for television and online sports coverage, announced it will deliver live television coverage of Games 3, 4 and 5 of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Finals between the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals’ top minor-league affiliate, and the Texas Stars.

Comcast SportsNet’s live game coverage of the best-of-seven championship series will feature Hershey’s three road contests from Cedar Park, Texas, which are scheduled for Monday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. and Friday, June 11 at 8:30 p.m., if necessary. The broadcasts will feature Hershey Bears play-by-play announcer John Walton and Gregg Mace, who will serve as color analyst and sideline reporter.

The 2010 Calder Cup Finals began on Thursday, June 3, with Texas taking a 1-0 series lead after defeating the Bears 2-1 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Hershey hosts Game 2 of the series on Saturday, June 5, at 7 p.m. The Bears are making their fourth appearance in the Calder Cup Finals in the past five seasons and earned last season’s AHL championship, marking their second title in four seasons and 10th overall.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic – the official sports network of the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association – delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.6 million homes throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Comcast SportsNet’s digital portfolio, highlighted by, is the region’s leading source for online sports news and information.

Comcast Sports Group operates 10 sports networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and sports news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.  Comcast Sports Group’s networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, and CSS.  Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming.  For more information, see


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