Redemption. It is one of the sweetest feelings in life from both a personal perspective and a team perspective. After a disappointing Super Bowl Sunday loss to their I-81 Rivals, the Hershey Bears redeemed themselves with a road 3-2 shootout win over the Lake Erie Monsters.
The Hershey Bears battled the Manchester Monarchs at home for the first game in February. With playoff races weeks away from beginning and the Bears currently on the outside looking into the top eight teams in the conference, they looked for a bounce back effort against the the Monarchs. Martin Jones made 42 saves for Manchester, but the Bears squeaked past the Monarchs, 2-1.
Although the Hershey Bears have won four games in the month of December, all the victories have been coming on the road. Saturday night, Hershey returned to Giant Center with plans of home cooking against the Worcester Sharks. In the first shootout this season at Giant Center, the Bears again fell short in front of their home crowd of 10,075, by a 4-3 margin.
Photo via the St. John’s IceCaps
Wednesday evening the Hershey Bears completed a two day sweep at Mile One Centre over the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. Ten different Bears inked the score sheet, and Braden Holtby earned his 12th career shutout in a Hershey uniform leading to a 4-0 victory.
Photo courtesy: Liam Edson
Friday the Hershey Bears looked to leap over the Springfield Falcons on the road for their fourth win of the year. Entering against the 5-1-0-1 Falcons, Braden Holtby received the nod to start in goal. It was Holtby’s first start since his 35-save shutout over Albany, six days prior. In front of a Springfield crowd of 3,489 fans, Boyd Kane and Matt Pope found the score sheet and Stan Galiev had the game-winning goal in the shootout as the Bears topped the Falcons, 3-2 (SO).
Sunday the Hershey Bears faced off against their I-81 rivals from Wilkes-Barre Township to close out the month of October. A night after celebrating the first win of the season at Giant Center and a stellar 35-save shutout by Braden Holtby, the Bears hung for a 3-2 victory.
Hersheypark Arena fire. Photo by Sean Simmers of the Patriot News.
Yes, I know this is a day late. Yes, I know that there wasn’t one last week either. There was plenty of material, but it was a holiday. :P Because of all of that here is an extra jam packed version of Chocolate Fix. Continue reading
Season ticket holders standing in line for ticket to the Outdoor Classic. Photo from the Hershey Bears facebook page.
Hello Bears fans. It’s another week gone by in the off-season with just a few items of note. Tickets went on sale for the Outdoor Classic for season ticket holders. There were early lines at the Giant Center box office. A glitch with Ticketmaster gave fans looking to purchase tickets online problems for about half an hour after they went on sale. Here are the links to those stories and more.
Former Bear Freddy Cassivi has been one of the organizers for the alumni. He shared his thoughts on the event with Tim Leone. [PennLive]
Season ticket holder Joe Colaniro doesn’t like the outdoor logo. What do you think of it? [LDN]
A look at the first day of limited ticket availability sales and the cost of the tickets. [PennLive]
Yesterday the Bears announced their 6 guaranteed home game dates for 2012-13. [Bears]
Scott Stuccio continues with his Top 10 countdown with #6 featuring Braden Holtby. [Bears]
Leone also wrote that the Capitals have announced dates for their Development Camp and issued qualifying offers to resericted free agents Mike Carman and Kevin Marshall. [PennLive]
With the Hershey Bears season coming to a close, most Bears fans will be putting all of their focus on the NHL playoffs. One of those teams left in the NHL playoffs are the Washington Capitals, the Bears affiliate. Monday night the Capitals will face off against the New York Rangers in game two of their series, but you could see some recalls before that. Those recalls are called “Black Aces,” named after holding the “Dead Man’s Hand” (two black aces) in a game of poker. So who could some of those “Black Aces” be?