Chocolate Fix 3/28/2012

On March 28, 2012, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

 Photo from pennlive.com/Anthony Fiore

Welcome to Chocolate Fix on the day of our viewing party. Please join us and other Bears fans tonight at Fire Alley in Hershey to see the boys take on the Binghamton Senators. Everything gets underway at 6:30, so get there to claim your spot near one of the many TVs. Because of the party, our twitter coverage of the game will be a little lighter than normal. The game recap will probably also be delayed, but don’t worry we will have it covered. Your best bet is to come join us!

There was a lot happening this past week. Last Wednesday night the Bears hosted the St. John’s IceCaps for the first time ever. Hershey greeted them properly and came away with a win. Next up was a weekend doubleheader against the Charlotte Checkers. Before the game on Saturday came the biggest news of the season. AHL President Dave Andrews joined Bears GM Doug Yingst to announce that Hershey will be hosting an outdoor game next year to celebrate Hershey’s 75th anniversary! After that the Bears went on to beat the Checkers. On Sunday they extended their winning streak to six games with another win over Charlotte.

And now a look at Bears news from elsewhere…

Let’s start off with all the coverage of the announcement of the outdoor game to be held next season. [AHL, Bears, PennLive, ABC27, Examiner, CBS21, Citizens Voice, LDN, FOX43]

Don’t forget that this is for the Bears 75th anniversary. You can see the new logo and the company that designed it. [JBGD]

Back to the game tonight: Greg has a preview of tonight’s action (which you should be watching at Fire Alley with us). He also has analysis on what happens if the Caps miss the playoffs. [HBHB]

No plans during the day on March 31st? Check out the “Teddy Bear Repair Day” at Zoo America where Coco will be making an appearance. [VHH]

A nice profile on Calder Cup winning former Bears head coach Bob Hartley. [Edmonton Journal]

New Bears goalie Matt Tendler‘s mask up close. [PennLive]

More with Tendler as he answers some questions from Derek Meluzio. [PennLive]

Did you happen to see the “Crochkin” shitsey mess at the Giant Center? Friend of SHoE, Suzanne Kang captured it. [RMNB, Puck Daddy]

By the way, if you come to the viewing party tonight you can meet her. She will be there. (Are you sensing a trend yet?)

While “Just trying to win games…” Chris Bourque is chasing a 100 point season and making a case for league MVP. [PennLive]

The Caps have signed Defenseman Cameron Schilling to an entry level contract next season. According to the Caps Schilling will report to the Bears this week on an tryout contract, but there has been no official word from the Bears. [Caps]

Former Bear Alexandre Giroux has hit the 700 point mark for his career. [AHL]

In the AHL weekly release there is lots of Bears news. [AHL]

They note that the Bears are just one point behind the baby Pens now. With a win tonight the Bears will overtake 4th place. You should probably go watch at Fire Alley.

Lastly, here are the video highlights from Saturday’s game. If nothing else, check out the hit by Tomas Kundratek at 1:30.

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