HERSHEY, PA –  With regular season hockey now just over two months away in Chocolate City, the Hershey Bears have revealed the 2018 Outdoor Classic logo and a title sponsor for the event.  Capital BlueCross will once again be the presenting sponsor for the AHL’s signature regular season event at Hersheypark Stadium. The 2018 Capital BlueCross classic will take place on January 20th, 2018.

Hershey is no stranger to outdoor games, with next January’s game being the franchise’s third since 2012.  Opposing Hershey will be Lehigh Valley, making this the second time the two franchises have met outdoors.  The previous meeting took place January 6, 2012, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia between the then Adirondack Phantoms and Hershey. The following season, Hershey hosted the event at Hersheypark Stadium for the first time against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  The Bears longtime partner, Capital BlueCross, was the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Classic as well.

The event will be the exclamation point on the Hershey franchise’s 80th season.  A season which will begin with a road matchup with the Phantoms on October 7.

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