MILWAUKEE – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled three officially licensed, Hershey Bears 2024 AHL Calder Cup Champions Bobbleheads commemorating the team’s 13th Calder Cup title. The bobbleheads feature the Hershey Bears’ mascot, Coco the Bear, holding a replica Calder Cup trophy. The first two bobbleheads feature Coco the Bear wearing Hershey’s brown and white jerseys standing on the official 2024 Hershey Bears AHL Calder Cup Champions logo. The third bobblehead has a built-in championship counter, which is appropriate for the most storied franchise in AHL history. The limited edition bobbleheads are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, an official licensee of the American Hockey League.

Each bobblehead will be individually numbered to only 2,024 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The 2024 AHL Champions Bobbleheads are $35 each and the Championship Counter Bobblehead is $40 plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. The bobbleheads are all expected to ship in November.

In a rematch of last year’s Calder Cup Finals, Hershey defended its title with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Coachella Valley Firebirds in Game 6 at GIANT Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The crowd of 11,013 was the largest crowd in GIANT Center history. Matt Strome scored the Cup-clinching goal at 1:06 of overtime. Pierrick Dube recorded a hat trick, and Hendrix Lapierra won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs. Lapierre scored 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 20 playoff games, including seven points in the Finals and a goal and an assist in the Game 6 clincher.

The Bears have a long and storied franchise history in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chocolate manufacturer Milton S. Hershey first established the “Hershey Hockey Club” in 1932 to manage professional hockey teams based in Hershey, and the Bears were officially founded for the 1938-39 season when the Canadian-American Hockey League and the International Hockey League merged to form the eight-team International-American Hockey League, now known as the AHL.

The Bears have played in Hershey for their entire existence, making the franchise the longest continuously operating AHL member club still located in its original city. The Bears became the first AHL team to successfully defend their Calder Cup title since Hershey won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. Hershey has been affiliated with the NHL’s Washington Capitals since the 2005-06 season.

“Hershey captured another Calder Cup in dramatic fashion with their overtime Game 6 victory on home ice,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “These bobbleheads will be a must-have for fans to commemorate a memorable season and the franchise’s 13th title.”

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame previously released bobbleheads celebrating Hershey’s 2023 Calder Cup Championship, Hershey’s 12 titles, and Hershey’s Teddy Bear Toss. A limited number of each of those bobbleheads is available, with the first two in stock now and the Teddy Bear Toss Bobblehead expected to ship in August.

About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit us online and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.