The Hershey Bears’ Top 11 Moments of 2011

On January 2, 2012, in List, by Sweetest Hockey on Earth

Last year we brought you the Top 11 Moments of 2010. This year we are doing the same list, but we got your input on our Facebook and Twitter pages this year. (Which if you do not like/follow, you should.) So without further adieu, here are the Top 11 moments of the 2011 calendar year (in no particular order)…

Francois Bouchard Traded to Rangers For Tomas Kundratek
Bouchard was traded at the start of November for a some-what unknown defenseman. But Kundratek would become a fan favorite fast after scoring six goals in his first 18 games for Hershey. Read More>>

Joel Rechlicz scores first two AHL Goals

Fighter Joel Rechlicz scored his first two AHL goals with Hershey this year. I think that sentence explains why it is on this list. Read More>>

The return of Chris Bourque & Graham Mink

Bear greats Chris Bourque and Graham Mink decide to come back to Chocolate Town over the summer to join Keith Aucoin and help the Bears go for a 12th Calder Cup. Read More>>

Bears selected to play in Outdoor Classic
Our Kyle Mace broke the story after Peter Luukko announced that Hershey will be playing the Phantoms outdoors Read More>>

Braden Holtby celebrates, gains national attention

After making the game-winning shootout save for Hershey after a game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Braden Holtby gained Hershey and Sweetest Hockey on Earth national attention after being featured on Yahoo’s Puck Daddy. Read More>>

Rechlicz’s fight named fight of the year by Puck Daddy

We go back to Puck Daddy for this one. This time, it’s Joel Rechlicz who is the star of the show. His fight against Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ Brett Gallant was named “Fight of 2011″ by the Yahoo blog. Read More>>

Hershey hosts 2011 AHL All-Star game

Hershey had the honor of hosting the 2011 AHL All-Star weekend that included the Skills Competition, All-Star Game, and Hall of Fame ceremony. Read More>>

Mitch Lamoureux inducted into AHL Hall of Fame

And during that Hall of Fame ceremony, Bears great Mitch Lamoureux was inducted into the Hall. Read More>>

Boyd Kane named 2012 AHL All-Star Captain

Sticking with the All-Star theme, Bears captain Boyd Kane was named AHL playing captain for the 2012 AHL All-Star Game Read More>>

Dmitry Orlov comes to Hershey

After winning a gold medal with Russia at the 2011 World Junior Championship, Dmirty Orlov joined the Hershey Bears for the end of the 2011 season. Read More>>

Former Bears get NHL shots

Former Bears Andrew Gordon and Steve Pinizzotto got an NHL shot this off season as they signed contracts with Anaheim and Vancouver respectively. Gordon has scored two goals in 35 games so far. “Pinner” had his season cut short and he dislocated his shoulder at the start of the season. Read More>>

Think we might have missed one? Tell us in the comments!!