Breaking down the Hershey Bears 2024 Calder Cup Finals schedule

We get the same matchup as last year. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Dylan McIlrath, Hershey Bears
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The Hershey Bears and the AHL have annouced the complete schedule for the Calder Cup Finals. It'll be a matchup of one seeds as the Bears will face the Coachella Valley Firebirds.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Game 1 Friday June 14 vs. Coachella Valley at GIANT Center at 7 p.m.

The Bears held a morning skate ahead of tonight's game at GIANT Center. Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reported that it was a good news and bad news type of skate. Ethen Frank is back which was confirmed by coach Todd Nelson.

The bad news is Aaron Ness remained day to day while Lucas Johansen and Vincent Iorio are unavailable.

The Bears would drop Game 1 by a final of 4-3. Here are the highlights

Game 2 Sunday June 16 vs. Coachella Valley at GIANT Center at 5 p.m.

The Bears would even up Game 2 with a final score of 5-2. Hunter Shepard was outstanding in net making 32 saves. The Bears got goals from Ivan Miroshnichenko, Jimmy Huntington, Pierrick Dube, and Hardy Haman Aktell twice. Catch the highlights below:

Game 3 Tuesday June 18 at Coachella Valley at Acrisure Arena at 10 p.m.

The Bears would falter in Game 3 by a final of 6-2. Henrik Rybinski and Alex Limoges would score but Max McCormick would score three for Coachella Valley. The Bears playoff record drops to 11-6 while the Firebirds improve their record to 12-3 and now lead the best of seven series two games to one.

Below are the highlights:

Game 4 Thursday June 20 at Coachella Valley at Acrisure Arena at 10 p.m.

It's coming back to Herhsey as the Bears win by a final of 3-2 to ensure a Game 6. Series is now tied at two games apiece. Ethen Frank got the Bears on the board at 18:37. Everything the Firebirds threw at them, Hershey responded.

Shane Wright got the opposition on the board in the second period before Hendrix Lapierre tied it up. Joe Snively and Frank assisted there while Hardy Haman Aktell assisted on Frank's goal. Ryker Evans tied it for Coachella Valley early in the third but the Bears would respond once more.

Snively, a Herndon, VA native, scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to put the Bears in front for good with a PPG. You can catch the full highlights below once available.

For Frank it was his 10th goal of the playoffs. Lapierre added his sixth while for Snively it was his fourth. We'll see you Saturday night at 9 p.m. eastern, 6 p.m. pacific time for Game 5!

Game 5 Saturday June 22 at Coachella Valley at Acrisure Arena 9 p.m.

Game 6 Monday June 24 vs. Coachella Valley at GIANT Center at 7 p.m.

No Game 7 needed! The Bears have done it and won back to back Calder Cups!

How to attend a Hershey Bears game

Fans are encouraged to purchase directly from the team itself on This will mark the 25th time in franchise history that the Bears have made it to the Calder Cup, per Zack Fisch of the Bears. Last year they won their league-leading 12th championship. The Bears defeated the Firebirds IN Coachella Valley in seven games.

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This post will update with game by game results and outcomes along with video highlights when they become available.

How the Bears got here

Garrett Roe be the hero of the game, receiving the coveted Bears head in the locker room after the game. For the Virginia native, it was an emotional goal.

Pierrick Dube would win the game for the Bears and you can catch up on the highlights below