Bears win; governor happy

The Hershey Bears took home the Calder Cup last night, ensuring Pennsylvania teams didn’t go more than 12 months without winning a championship. Governor Rendell emailed out his congratulations earlier today:

Harrisburg – Governor Edward G. Rendell today congratulated the Hershey Bears for winning the Calder Cup for the 11th time in the AHL team’s history.

“Although a Pennsylvania team did not bring home the NHL’s Stanley Cup this year, Pennsylvania’s die-hard hockey fans still have good reason to celebrate, thanks to the terrific victory by the Hershey Bears,” the Governor said. “I congratulate head coach Mark French, MVP Chris Bourque and the entire Bears team for defeating the Texas Stars in six games and winning the Calder Cup for the second consecutive year.”

The Bears have reached the Calder Cup Finals four of the past five seasons, claiming championships in three of those appearances. Last night’s victory was the first time in 30 years that the team captured the Calder Cup on home ice.

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Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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