Bruce Boudreau and his wife Crystal are returning to Hershey and they’re bringing a competitive hockey team with them.
The beloved former Capitals head coach has purchased a Tier III Junior A team in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). The Boudreaus also own the USPHL Premier Division’s Minnesota Blue Ox. Brady Boudreau, Bruce’s son, serves as an assistant coach there.
The Hershey club will play at the historic Hersheypark Arena during the 2021-22 season. The arena, which sometimes gets foggy during hockey games, first opened in 1936 and was the Hershey Bears’ home until 2002. The venue is the same place where NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain had his 100-point game in 1962.