Wranglers alum Stevenson helps Bears repeat as Calder Cup champs

Clay Stevenson and the Hershey Bears have repeated as AHL Calder Cup champions. AHL image


100 Mile House Wranglers alum Clay Stevenson (2016-17) has won his second straight American Hockey League Calder Cup championship with the Hershey Bears.

The Bears won the Calder Cup in six games, taking Game 6 5-4 in overtime yesterday against the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Stevenson backed up Hunter Shepard and saw action in two Calder Cup playoff games, including playing 12:15 in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Final, stopping all five shots he faced.

In 36 regular season games for the Bears, Stevenson went 24-10-2 and earned seven shutouts, which tied an 85-year-old franchise record and a mark that also led the AHL. He had a 2.06 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. Stevenson and Shepard won the AHL’s Harry “Hap” Holmes award, presented to the goaltender(s) on the team which allows the fewest goals per game in the regular season.

Stevenson, 25, completed his first full AHL campaign and represented Hershey at the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic in February in San Jose, California. Stevenson earned a call up to the NHL’s Washington Capitals on Oct. 13/23. In December, the Capitals announced they had re-signed Stevenson to a three-year contract.