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Hockey Night in Hershey: Old Time Hockey Lives Again

Hockey Night in Hershey

Eight decades of history, heroes, and hockey players align on this one special evening to celebrate the icons of skates and sticks for Hockey Night in Hershey.

The Historical Society's annual Preservation Gala will feel like a night of "old-time hockey," featuring the premier screening of B'ars to Bears: Hershey's Hockey Dynasty.

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The premier screening of B'ars to Bears: Hershey's Hockey Dynasty, a documentary film produced by the Historical Society, will be hosted in Hersheypark Arena, home ice of the Hershey Bears from 1936 until 2002.
In addition to the film, the following Hockey Night in Hershey event features will be available to attendees:

  • Meet and share memories with players from teams gone by, including special guests of honor Willie Marshall, Mitch Lamoureux and Mike Nykoluk and hockey's iconic broadcaster, Mike "Doc" Emrick.
  • For this one night only and for the first time ever, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the AHL will display the original Boardwalk Trophy, the original Calder Cup and current Calder Cup, along with a Hershey artifact display straight from the Hall of Fame in Toronto.
  • The largest-ever display of Hershey Bears memorabilia and artifacts will be on-site.
  • Partake in silent and live auctions, featuring notable hockey items from Tim Tookey, 'game-worn alumni jersey' and original Arena art by AHL Linesman Randy Sappo. Click here to view a list of the auction items!
  • Don't forget your skates! All attendees are invited to skate on the Arena ice for a limited time during the event.
  • Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for film-only event attendees. General admission seating only.
SEATING IS LIMITED (Less than 800 seats still available)
Film and Arena Event early purchase ticket cost: $25.



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For the ultimate fan, the Society's Annual Gala is the place to be and to experience "Old Time Hockey," held in the historic Ice Palace from 6:00-7:30 p.m. prior to the film premier.

During this special event attendees will delight in the evening's exclusive access as we celebrate some of the players who earned penalty records that defined the era of old time hockey: Henderson, Bonvie, Rissling, and referee Paul Devorski to name a few.

 Additional features of the Gala include:

  • View a Gala-only, exclusive "Old Time Hockey" video feature.
  • Gala-exclusive meet and greet opportunities with Old Time Hockey guests of honor and film participants including living legends Mitch Lamoureux, Willie Marshall, Mike Nykoluk, and others.
  • Gala-only access to the championship trophies, including the original Boardwalk Trophy and original Calder Cup from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • The opportunity to dine in the historic Ice Palace and celebrate the preserved architecture of Hershey's original home for hockey.
  • Select, reserved seating for the film premier in the Arena.

 At the conclusion of the Old Time Hockey celebration, Gala guests will move to Hersheypark Arena for the premier screening of B'ars to Bears: Hershey's Hockey Dynasty and partake in the Arena activities.

 Gala ticket cost: $100

Preservation Gala tickets include "Old Time Hockey" and Ice Palace access, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and reserved seating for the film premier.









 B’ars to Bears: Hershey’s Hockey Dynasty

In 1938, the Hershey Bears left the EAHL to join the American Hockey League…and the rest is “Chocolate and Ice” history. 11 Calder Cups later; over 5,000 victories in the AHL; and with more than 15 members in the AHL Hall of Fame, the Bears just celebrated their 80th anniversary. As part of this celebration, the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society is producing the documentary B’ars to Bears: Hershey’s Hockey Dynasty. This film will follow one of the most storied franchises in hockey—from their beginnings in the original Ice Palace to the historic Hershey Sports Arena and now the present day Giant Center. It will explore the formation of the amateur club, Hershey B’ars, and their transformation into the professional Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. A multitude of rich and colorful stories, highlighting players, teams, and championship seasons, will be shared by individuals who had the honor to wear, work with, and cheer on the Chocolate and White. Join us to celebrate this legacy and be part of the premier screening of the documentary



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