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MANITOBA MOOSE v HERSHEY BEARS
Game 1 – Sat., May 30 – Hershey at Manitoba, 7:30
Game 2 – Tue., June 2 – Hershey at Manitoba, 7:30
Game 3 – Sat., June 6 – Manitoba at Hershey, 6:00
Game 4 – Sun., June 7 – Manitoba at Hershey, 4:00
*Game 5 – Tue., June 9 – Manitoba at Hershey, 6:00
*Game 6 – Fri., June 12 – Hershey at Manitoba, 7:30
*Game 7 – Sun., June 14 – Hershey at Manitoba, 7:30
(all times CDT)
The Moose Playoff Thread is [HERE]. But with the Moose in the Calder Cup final, we need a thread devoted exclusively to the championship series.
- [THEAHL.COM] ~ [CALDER CUP LINKS PAGE] ~ [BRACKETS]
[SCHEDULES/SCORES - links to summaries] ~ [NEWS LINKS]
[AHL LIVE - if you want to watch a game on your computer]
[WINNIPEG FREE PRESS SPORTS] ~ [WINNIPEG SUN SPORTS]
[PENNLIVE.COM SPORTS] ~ [SLAM! AHL] ~ [OSC AHL]
[MANITOBA MOOSE] ~ [HERSHEY BEARS]
- [Moose advance to Calder Cup final] - Tim Campbell in the Free Press, but the story is more of recap of the Houston game. The Canada.com link is [HERE].
[Tickets for Moose playoff game selling fast] - Gary Lawless in the Free Press said 1,000 tickets were sold after game 6 and 7,400 by 1:15 on Tuesday.
[Thrilled Arniel may get Bolduc back for final] - Also, in the Free Press, the story says Bolduc and Labrie could both be back. The story also quotes 7,500 tickets sold as of 1:45 on Tuesday.
[Hockey in June addresses some doubts about Moose] - Lawless has another story which adds little to the headline.
[Bring on the Bears] - Ken Wiebe writes in the Winnipeg Sun. He recaps game 6 and adds that Jamie Benn from Kelowna could still join the Moose. The Slam link is [HERE].
[Summer hockey here] - Paul Friesen gives his 2 bits in the Sun. The Slam link is [HERE].
[Bears' Helmer relishes return to finals] - From Hershey, they write about the former Moose who won a Calder in 1995.
[Bears eliminate P-Bruins, advance to Calder Cup finals] - Also from Hershey, a recap on the win over the Pruins.
[Moose advance to Calder Cup final with 3-1 victory over Aeros] - The Canadian Press stroy is linked here to Google News.
[Manitoba, Hershey join 72 years of tradition] - Story from theahl.com. The release with finals information is [HERE]
- I checked out Wikipedia [LINK] and see that the Hershey Bears were originally called the Hershey B'ars or even the Chocolate B'ars. Here's what it says:
Strange.The popularity of these amateur hockey matches prompted chocolate-maker and amusement park-operator, Milton S. Hershey, and his long-time entertainment and amusements chief, John B. Sollenberger, to sponsor a permanent team in 1932–1933 called the Hershey B'ars. The club joined the newly formed Tri-State Hockey League with teams from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Atlantic City. After one season, that circuit reformed itself into a larger, seven-club loop called the Eastern Amateur Hockey League in which Hershey played first as the "Chocolate B'ars" (1933–1934), then again as the "B'ars" (1934–1936), and finally in 1936 as the "Hershey Bears," a name they adopted in response to criticism levied by New York sportswriters and the league that the "B'ars" moniker was too commercial. (These writers had already informally dubbed the club as the "Bears from Penn's Woods" when they visited Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rovers.)
Anyhow, their name makes them ripe for posters. Such as: "Yogi is smarter than the average Hershey Bear." Or something about Ranger Smith in a referee's jersey calling penalties on them. Anyhow, here's the uniform I made for them:
It is much better than one that just says "Hershey" across the front.