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Garrett Mitchell Registers Gordie Howe Hat Trick in Bears 8-7 Loss to Rochester

Photo credit: Kyle Mace

Hershey Bears forward Garrett Mitchell has started off his second professional season strong. He scored a goal in his second game of the year in the Bears 3-2 win over Binghamton. And tonight, Mitchell had a Gordie Howe hat trick, registering a goal, an assist, and a fight in the Bears’ home opener. Well, should we call it a Gordie Howe hat trick plus with him registering a game misconduct too?

Kyle Mace’s exceptional photos of each event are below.

The Assist

Mitchell makes a picture-perfect pass to Jeff Taffe on a 2-on-1 for the game’s first goal.

The Goal

Mitchell scores the Bears second goal of the night. Assisted by Stafford and Orlov.

The Fight

Mitchell fights Matt MacKenzie and gets tossed.

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  1. […] Lamont Buford, better known as Puckhead to Hershey Bears fans, made his grand return to Giant Center Saturday night, to psych up the crowd during the 2012 home opener. Puckhead, who’s shown on the jumbotron after every Bears goal yelling “B-e-a-r-s, Bears, Bears, Bears, Woooo!”, made the trek from St. Louis, where he now currently works for the Blues. Unfortunately for Buford, the Bears were on the wrong end of an 8-7 loss, which happened to be the most combined goals scored in a Bears home opener ever. At least, he got to hear himself on the jumbotron seven times and also see a Gordie Howe hat trick. […]

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