Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bears New Threads and other tibbits

Chocolate and White Announce New Jersey Designs for 2009-10
08/25/2009 - (HERSHEY, PA) — The Bears have given their jerseys a face-lift after coming off of the franchise's 10th Calder Cup victory. There are three new designs: home jersey, away jersey, and home alternate jersey. The make of the jersey has remained the same, but the appearance has changed. Anyone looking to purchase one of the new jerseys can do so on opening night, October 3. As always, fans can customize their jerseys to have specific names on the back. Jerseys will be available after opening night at the Hershey Sports store, which is located inside Giant Center and is open Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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NOTES: The Washington Capitals will open their Rookie Camp on Monday Sept. 7th at Kettler Capitals Ice Plex. The Rookie portion of the camp will conclude with a scrimmage against the Philadelphia Flyers rookies on Friday at the Flyers practice arena. The main camp will open on Sunday September 13th.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Sugar" in Chocolatetown

The Hershey BEARS have added a legit heavyweight to their roster for the 2009-2010 season. Brandon Sugden has been signed to a one year AHL contract with the BEARS. Check out John Walton's press release, interview with Doug Yingst and Mark French and the story behind the BEARS newest enforcer here:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back from Vacation

Since the start of my vacation, alot has happened on the BEARS front. The biggest news of the offseason to date has to be the resigning of Alex Giroux. What a coupe for Doug Yingst and George McPhee to land Alex back in the organization. Also the BEARS added veteran goalie Jason Bacashihua to provide goaltending depth. The club also signed Andrew Joudrey to an AHL 1-year contract for the upcoming season. Stick with us here at Dupree in the Sin Bin for any other breaking news.

I will be headed north to the Walton Estate this weekend to take in an evening of poker and morning of golf with John Walton, Scott Stuccio, Grady Whitenburg, Pete Michaud and a few other East Division friends. Check back here over the weekend for updates on all the fun.