Former Hershey Bear Dean Arsene Retires

On May 7, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace

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HERSHEY, PA – Dean Arsene stands during warm-ups before game five of the 2009 Calder Cup Finals (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth, 2009)

The “Mayor of Hershey” Dean Arsene has announced his retirement. Via Heat Central, Arsene announced his retirement late Wednesday night. “You don’t want anybody telling you you can’t play because nobody wants you,” Arsene told the Abbotsford News. “I kind of knew physically and mentally that it was coming down to the wire, it was coming down to the end. To end at home was the best way for me to go out.”

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Frost Bite: Bears Drop 3-1 Decision to IceCaps

On January 25, 2013, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust

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HERSHEY, PA – Patrice Cormier celebrates his goal in the second period during Hershey’s 3-1 loss (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

The Hershey Bears returned indoors for the first time since a January 18 duel against the Lake Erie Monsters. The Chocolate and White battled the St. John’s IceCaps for the fourth and final time this season. Hershey fell behind late in the second period, and fell to catch St. John’s in another 3-1 defeat.

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Hershey Cannot Stop Ice Caps, Lose 2-1

On November 11, 2012, in Game Recap, by Kyle Mace


HERSHEY, PA – Zach Hamill plays the puck in front of St. John’s net during Hershey 2-1 loss to the Ice Caps (Tim Stough – Sweetest Hockey On Earth)

Hershey Bears fans welcomed an old friend back to Giant Center, but his new team wasn’t very friendly. Former Bears defenseman Dean Arsene returned as a member of the St John’s IceCaps and helped beat the Bears 2-1 at Giant Center on Saturday night.

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Bears’ Losing Skid Continues with 6-4 Loss to Pirates

On April 13, 2012, in Game Recap, by Kathryn Hedrick

The former Captain and current Captain take a ceremonial face-off before the game.

So, this is it. We’re down to the final weekend of the regular season. First up: the Portland Pirates and the familiar faces of Ashton Rome and the Mayor of Chocolatetown, Dean Arsene. Here we go: Kyle Greentree started off the scoring with a shorthanded tally halfway through the first period. But the Pirates tied it up by the end of twenty minutes by scoring on a heavily screened Daren Machesney.

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Bears defeat Pirates 7-1 on Teddy Bear Toss Night

On December 3, 2011, in Game Recap, by Kyle Mace

Coco helps clean up the teddy bears. All Photos by Kyle Mace.

On a night of 10,000 Bears, the real Hershey Bears put together their own big night of goals, beating the Portland Pirates 7-1 at Giant Center. The annual teddy bear toss set a new record for bears given to kids at Hershey Medical Center.

Portland got the first goal of the game only two minutes into it from a shot by Ryan Duncan. Then Graham Mink got the teddy bears flying with only three minutes left in the third.

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