When the appearance of one of the opposing players is the highlight of the evening, you know it was a long night for the Hershey Bears. Andrew Gordon returned to Hershey, this time as a member of the St. John’s IceCaps. Gordon got two ovations while doing his pre-game ritual on the bench and another when introduced as a part of the IceCaps starting lineup. His team then handed the Bears their 7th home loss in ten games 4-2.
Over the four seasons that he played in a Bears uniform, Andrew Gordon became one of the most popular players in the history of franchise. Wednesday night, Gordon will play in Giant Center for the first time since he was injured in first round of the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs. He will return to the ice in Chocolate Town, USA, but this time he’ll be a different team.
The Hershey Bears were in search of grade “A” efforts in back to back nights against the Binghamton Senators. After snapping the B-Sens’ seven game winning streak, the Senators responded with a convincing 5-1 win at Giant Center.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. That old song might turn into the theme over the next week for the Hershey Bears. The Bears head into this afternoon’s game against Binghamton on a solid points streak that is slowly moving them out of last place in the AHL East.
He may not have worn Hershey’s Chocolate and White colors since 2000, but former Hershey Bear Scott Parker has a new engraving to commemorate his days in Hershey.
The Hershey Bears put an early close to their weekend last night with a 3-1 loss against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Mohegan Sun Arena. It marked the Bears’ fourth loss to the Pens this season in four attempts. Both teams meet once again on November 30 at Giant Center.
The last five games may not have all been pretty, but the Hershey Bears have now tallied points in each of them, including wins in three. The Bears traveled south to battle the Charlotte Checkers of the Western Conference for back-to-back weekday tilts on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Chocolate and White exploded for a combined 13 goals in the two day span, including eight on Thursday en route to two straight wins in Charlotte.
It’s become a nationwide awareness and fund raising effort for men’s health and ten members of the Hershey Bears are taking part. “Movember” gets men to grow mustaches in the month of November to increase conversation about men’s health, getting them to take action with visits to the doctor, and to raise money for research for prostate and testicular cancer. Last year alone, the Movember campaign raised over $147 million.
It’s Veterans Day and nearly all of us have a family member or know someone who has served or is currently serving in the military. It is a special day to recognize those who have served our country.
Sunday night’s Hershey Bears game may show up as an overtime shootout loss, but the Bears showed up with two of their best efforts of the season this weekend. Hershey lost to Binghamton 5-4, but picked up three of four standings points and have now picked up points in five of their last six games.