FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2006
Capitals Prospects to Chase Calder Cup on Comcast SportsNet Tonight
Hershey Bears face Milwaukee in Game 6 of AHL final
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hershey Bears, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Washington Capitals, face the Milwaukee Admirals in Game 6 of the Calder Cup finals tonight in Milwaukee beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Comcast SportsNet will televise the game on a tape-delayed basis, airing it at 11 p.m. ET tonight and again at 3 p.m. ET Friday afternoon.Hershey leads the best-of-seven series against the Milwaukee Admirals, 3-2, entering tonight’s game in Milwaukee.
The Bears, seeking their ninth Calder Cup championship and first since 1997, have 22 Capitals prospects on their roster and 15 players who appeared in at least one Capitals game this season. Five of those players – Brooks Laich (73 games), Boyd Gordon (25), Jakub Klepis (25), Mike Green (22) and Tomas Fleischmann (14) – played at least 14 games with the Capitals this season.
The Bears’ roster includes seven players who were first-round NHL draft picks, including Capitals’ first-round picks from 2004 (Green and Jeff Schultz), 2003 (Eric Fehr), 2002 (Gordon) and 1999 (Kris Beech).
John Walton and Gregg Mace will provide the call for tonight’s game from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
AHL Calder Cup Finals Schedule
Fri., June 2 Milwaukee 2, Hershey 1 at Milwaukee
Sat., June 3 Hershey 6, Milwaukee 3 at Milwaukee
Sat., June 10 Milwaukee 2, Hershey 0 at Hershey
Sun., June 11 Hershey 7, Milwaukee 2 at Hershey
Tues., June 13 Hershey 6, Milwaukee 4 at Hershey
Thurs., June 15 Game 6: Hershey at Milwaukee 8 p.m. ET
*Sat., June 17 Game 7: Hershey at Milwaukee 8 p.m. ET
* If necessary