Washington ends 12-year run with Portland
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate has moved much closer.
On Tuesday, the Capitals announced the Hershey Bears as their AHL affiliate beginning with the 2005-06 season. The move ends the team's 12-year affiliation with the AHL's Portland Pirates.
The Bears, who joined the AHL in 1938, have reached the playoffs
57 of their 68 seasons, winning eight titles. Hershey,
Pennsylvania is an estimated 135 miles from Washington -- over
400 miles closer ...
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