Hershey Bears

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Hershey Bears
First Season
Team History
Hershey Bears (1938-present)
American Hockey League (1938-present)
  • Eastern Conference
    • Atlantic Division
Giant Center (2002-present)
Hersheypark Arena (1938-2002)
NHL Affiliate(s)
Washington Capitals (2005-06)
Key People

The Hershey Bears are an American professional ice hockey team based in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a town located 14 miles east of the state capital of Harrisburg. The current Bears club has played in the American Hockey League since the 1938-39 AHL season, making it the longest continuously operating member club of the league still playing in its original city.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1963-64 Regular Season n/a Hershey Sports Arena
1965-66 Regular Season n/a Hershey Sports Arena
1971-72 Regular Season n/a Hershey Sports Arena
2002-03 Regular Season n/a Giant Center

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

2000s 2003-04
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American Hockey League (2022-23)
Atlantic Division Bridgeport Islanders • Charlotte Checkers • Hartford Wolf Pack • Hershey Bears • Lehigh Valley Phantoms • Providence Bruins • Springfield Thunderbirds • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
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Defunct Teams Baltimore Clippers • Buffalo Bisons • Cleveland Barons • Philadelphia Rockets
Current Venues Allstate Arena • Amica Mutual Pavilion • Bell MTS Place • Canada Life Centre • Giant Center • MassMutual Center • Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza • Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse • SAP Center • Scotiabank Saddledome • Upstate Medical University Arena • Van Andel Arena • XL Center
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