The AHL still has one more day of the regular season left, but some teams have already locked in their foes for the first round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Hershey Bears are one of those teams.
The Bears will play the second-place Bridgeport Sound Tigers after finishing third in the Atlantic Division. The Bears had a disastrous start to the regular season, but rebounded to finish at least one of the best six teams in the Eastern Conference.
Saturday, the AHL released the schedule for the Bears and Sound Tigers best-of-five series.
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The schedule is HERE! The 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs presented by CJ's Tire and Automotive begin next week versus the @soundtigers. Tickets for Hershey's home games in the opening round go on sale on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. #HBH #DefendTheDen
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The series begins next Friday in Connecticut. The Bears will host games on Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 (if necessary).
Vitek Vanecek will be the Bears’ starting goaltender in net with Ilya Samsonov in Washington as the team’s third goalie.
More from the Bears:
(Hershey, PA-April 13, 2019)-The Hershey Bears have announced the schedule for the club’s first round playoff matchup with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Bears, the 3rd place team in the Atlantic Division, will open the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs presented by CJ’s Tire and Automotive on the road at 2nd place Bridgeport on Friday, Apr. 19.
The complete schedule is as follows:
Game 1-Friday, Apr. 19 at Bridgeport, Webster Bank Arena, 7 p.m.
Game 2-Saturday, Apr. 20 at Bridgeport, Webster Bank Arena, 7 p.m.
Game 3-Tuesday, Apr. 23 vs Bridgeport, Giant Center, 7 p.m.
*Game 4-Thursday, Apr. 25 vs Bridgeport, Giant Center, 7 p.m.
*Game 5-Saturday, Apr. 27 at Bridgeport, Webster Bank Arena, 7 p.m.
*If Necessary. All times are Eastern.
Tickets for Hershey’s home games go on sale on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Giant Center Box Office, by calling 717-534-3911, and online at Ticketmaster.com.
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