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.
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.
After Tuesday’s close win over the St. John’s IceCaps, the Hershey Bears have now won six of their last eight games. Braden Holtby was once again on top of his game, stopping 32 of 33 St. John’s shots. Tomas Kundratek recorded the game-winning goal on the power play just 40 seconds into the third period, to give Hershey a 2-1 lead.
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.
A big crowd, a winning streak and the first home telecast of a Bears game since the Calder Cup championship game. You would have thought the game had all the elements of an eighth straight win for the Bears. The game turned out to be a struggle for the Bears as they dropped this one, 3-2
When the Bears played the St. John’s IceCaps for the first time, they left with only one point out of four. Tonight they got a chance to earn some more in front of the Hershey faithful.
The Bears are known for their strong starts and they did not disappoint tonight. Mike Carman scored first off of a Garrett Mitchell feed from behind the goal. With a few minutes left in the first period, Boyd Kane scored a shorthanded breakaway goal to give the Bears a two goal lead at the break.
After being on the wrong end of a 6-1 thrashing last night, the Bears had a second chance to show their stuff against the St. John’s IceCaps.
The Bears weren’t able to get into a groove in the first period as both teams were in and out of the penalty boxes. But Ryan Potulny gave the Bears their first ever lead against the IceCaps with a power play goal a few minutes into the second period.
Yesterday, the Bears took to the skies and landed in Newfoundland. Tonight they faced the St. John’s IceCaps for the first time ever. It was sure to be a tough game with all the recent injuries to the Hershey squad that came just in time to play one of the top teams in the conference.
The IceCaps took the lead about halfway through the first period when Patrice Cormier scored on a breakaway. Braden Holtby couldn’t stop the puck from sneaking through. The Bears tied it up with a power play goal a few minutes later. Ryan Potulny had a great pass to Kyle Greentree, who scored on a backdoor play.