The Hershey Bears took down their fellow Pennsylvanians and fierce rival, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins 2-1 Friday night. They have now clinched a Calder Cup Playoff spot for the third season in a row under head coach Troy Mann.
The Bears return to the postseason just one year removed from a run that took them all the way to the Finals. They were swept by a Lake Erie Monsters team that only lost two games the entire playoffs.
The team needed four straight wins and some help elsewhere in the AHL to get in this year.