2014 SHOEY Awards: Social Media Awards

On April 24, 2014, in SHOEY Awards, by Kyle Mace

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We are four days into voting for our first ever SHOEY Awards and all races are still really close, especially the social media awards. There are three categories that fall under the social media awards: Tweet of the Year, Tweeter of the Year, and Social Media Champion. Three, it’s a magic number. Will that magic wear off on some of our nominees?

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Twitter Confuses Garrett Mitchell and John Mitchell

On March 4, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace


On Tuesday the Washington Capitals announced they had traded John Mitchell and Martin Erat to Phoenix. Mitchell, you recall, was acquired in the trade that sent Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim.

But initial reports stated that it was Garrett Mitchell, not John, who had been traded to the Coyotes.

That led to some chaos.

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Hershey Bears Stun Skilled Falcons, 5-3

On January 11, 2014, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust

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HERSHEY, PA – Ryan Stoa celebrates his first period goal with teammates during Hershey’s 5-3 win (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

The Hershey Bears debuted on Giant Center ice for the only time this weekend with a Saturday night match against the Springfield Falcons. Bears Play-by-Play voice Scott Stuccio tweeted hours before puck drop, “Bears undoubtedly will be ready to go for this one. Springfield (25-6-1-3) is the AHL’s top team (.771 points %).”

Hershey dropped a 4-2 tilt in Binghamton, NY the night before. However, Stuccio also tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Senators appeared to have too many men on the ice during their second period, game-winning goal.

Just as Stuccio warned, the Bears were ready to play and grinned out a 5-3 win over the top team in the American Hockey League.

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Garrett Mitchell Out for the 2013-14 Regular Season

On December 11, 2013, in News, by Kyle Mace

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Hershey Bears team officials have confirmed that forward Garrett Mitchell is out for the regular season. Mitchell told PennLive.com’s Tim Leone that his third year in Hershey might be over early. The 22-year-old tore his right labrum in his shoulder, an injury that will require surgery.

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Hershey Bears Movember Campaign in Full Force

On November 12, 2013, in Charity, News, Photos, by Kyle Mace

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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.

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Hershey Bears Hold First Ever Hockey ‘n Heels

On November 8, 2013, in News, Photos, by Sweetest Hockey on Earth

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HERSHEY, PA – A sign outside of one of the stations at Hockey n Heels is displayed before the event (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

If you look around at any Hershey Bears game, you’ll notice a very strong base of female fans. In fact, 50% of fans in the stands are female. Wednesday night at Giant Center 100% of the fans were female for a first time event, “Hockey + Heels.” It was an interactive learning experience for 200 women, all of whom are Bears fans.

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HERSHEY, PA – Michael Latta and Max Friberg are stuck in between the boards and a pane of glass after Latta and Garrett Mitchell laid a big hit on Friberg (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

During the first period of the Bears game against the Norfolk Admirals Sunday night, Michael Latta and Garrett Mitchell laid a huge hit on Norfolk’s Max Friberg, which caused a pane of glass in the far right corner of the ice to fall out into the stands.

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Hershey Bears Announce Opening Night Roster, Captain

On October 4, 2013, in News, by Kyle Mace

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HERSHEY, PA – (Left to Right) Garrett Michell, Dane Byers, and Jeff Taffe were name as captain and alternate captains earlier Friday (Mitchell and Taffe Photos courtesy: Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth, Byers Photo courtesy: Tim Stough / Sweetest Hockey on Earth, Graphic by: Kyle Mace)

The Hershey Bears have announced their opening night roster and new leaders of the team. Dane Byers is the new captain for the Hershey Bears’ 2013-14 season.

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It looks like Garrett Mitchell is having a good off season. On the first day of goose hunting season, Hershey’s forward got two of the birds. We’re guessing he killed both of them with his hands, but that gun might have also been used to get those bad boys.

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HERSHEY, PA – Jon DiSalvatore, seen here earlier in the season, scored the GWOTG during Hershey’s 5-4 victory over the Providence Bruins (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals is in the history books with another stunning Hershey Bears victory. With the hockey game tied at 4-4 after 60 minutes, Jon DiSalvatore played the role of hero for Hershey and heart breaker for Providence. DiSalvatore scored only 3:05 into extra time to give his club a surprising 2-0 series lead over the top seeded Providence Bruins.

In the best of five, first round series, the Chocolate and White are just one win away from advancing to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2010.

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