Hershey Bears Unveil Jerseys for the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic

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In the midst of their 80th season in the American Hockey League, the Capitals’ AHL affiliate Hershey Bears unveiled their jerseys for the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic, which the Bears will host at HersheyPark Stadium on January 20 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The design of the jersey is very similar to the ones that the Bears wore when they won the Calder Cup in 1969, and features the Bears’ popular skating bear logo, as well as the team’s 80th season patch and the Outdoor Classic logo with HersheyPark Stadium. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game, with proceeds benefiting the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania, and American Special Hockey Association, per the team’s official press release, which can be found here.

The jersey and patches were designed with the help of Joe Bosack and Co. of Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Sublimated jerseys will become available to fans sometime next week and can be purchased at the team’s official store, Hershey Sports. Replica jerseys will be sold at the game on January 20. The Phantoms will also be wearing special sweaters of their own, and those will also become available soon. The Bears released an official statement regarding their special sweaters:

“We’re excited to unveil our specialty jersey for the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic,” said Hershey’s Vice President of Hockey Operations Bryan Helmer. “This jersey celebrates the rich tradition of the Hershey Bears and pulls design elements from many historic eras in our 80 year history. We’re thrilled to take the ice outdoors in this jersey, and represent the great tradition of the Chocolate and White.” 

The Bears currently sit in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 12-13-0-3, and are coming off a 3-0 loss to the Providence Bruins last night at Giant Center.
By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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3 Responses to Hershey Bears Unveil Jerseys for the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic

  1. STEVE YOUNG says:

    I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE HERSHEY BEARS. I JUST WISH THE BALTIMORE CLIPPERS WOULD COME BACK TO BALTIMORE. BALTIMORE LOVES HOCKEY. AND THE AHL WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BALTIMORE BACK IN THE AHL HOCKEY FAMILY. I REMEMBER I WENT TO SEE THE BALTIMORE CLIPPERS BACK IN 1963. THE HERSHEY BEARS ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN AHL HOCKEY HISTORY. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE HERSHEY BEARS. AND BALTIMORE LOVES AHL HOCKEY. STEVE YOUNG BALTIMORE MARYLAND. HERSHEY BEARS AHL HOCKEY FAN. NICE NEW OUTFIT TO WEAR FOR GREAT HERSHEY BEARS ICE HOCKEY GREAT ACTION.

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