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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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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Bears Military Jerseys Mean More Than a Jersey to Some

On November 11, 2013, in Charity, News, by Kyle Mace

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HERSHEY, PA – Casey Wellman stands with Penny Whary as they have their photo taken together after the Bears jersey auction on Sunday night (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

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.

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Hershey Bears Hold Pink the Rink Night

On October 31, 2013, in Charity, Interview, News, Photos, Video, by Kyle Mace

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HERSHEY, PA – A photo of Hershey Bears players standing around a pink limousine waits to be auctioned off at the Bears’ Pink the Rink night (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

On any given night at Giant Center, it is not unusual to see Hershey Bears wives and girlfriends behind section 120, helping to raise money for a good cause. This past Sunday, the first of what promises to be a number of fund raising efforts took place in behalf of breast cancer awareness.

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Late Turnover in Wilkes-Barre Capsizes Hershey, 3-1

On October 13, 2013, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Dominik Uher (left) and Connor Carrick skate towards the puck during Hershey’s loss to the Penguins (Steve Rusyn / Inside Hockey)

If you could ever imagine such an intense, playoff-like game in just the second contest of the regular season, it’s easy to picture the I-81 rivalry. To kickoff the 15th anniversary of the rivalry, the Bears visited Wilkes Barre Township for their first away meet of the campaign.

A late third period tactical mistake by Hershey’s only goal scorer, Tomas Kundratek handed the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 2-1 lead. An insurance marker seconds later by Zach Sill capped a 3-1 decision.

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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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HERSHEY, PA – Tomas Kundratek, seen here at the end of last season, cleared wavers Thursday and has reported to Hershey for the 2013-14 season (Kyle Mace / Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

Hershey’s top scoring defenseman is returning for another season. Tomas Kundratek was placed on wavers Wednesday and cleared at noon Thursday, meaning he is to report to Hershey for the Chocolate and White’s training camp. The 23-year-old blue liner scored 16 goals and 31 points in 49 games for Hershey. Kundratek also had a stint with the Capitals, playing in 25 games with one goal and seven points.

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Tomas Kundratek Re-Signs With Washington

On July 2, 2013, in News, by Matt Trust

HERSHEY, PA – Tomas Kundratek, seen here at the end of last season, resigned for two more seasons with the Washington Capitals Tuesday (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

In today’s morning hours, Capitals’ beat writer Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reported the Capitals tendered a qualifying offers Nicolas Deschamps, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Tomas Kundratek and Peter LeBlanc.

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Bears Blast Bruins in Playoff Opener, 5-2

On April 26, 2013, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust

HERSHEY, PA – Jon DiSalvatore smiles during the awards ceremony. DiSalvatore scored the game winning goal in Hershey’s game 1 win over Providence (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

The battle of the Bears and the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs kicked off Friday with a tremendous 5-2 win over the Providence Bruins. Continuing from late regular season success, the power play unit tallied a trio of goals including two on both ends of a 5-on-3 advantage.

In the best of five series, Hershey quickly jumps to a 1-0 lead and has stolen home ice advantage from the AHL regular season champions.

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Power Play Bombs Away Pirates in 6-3 Victory

On April 14, 2013, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust

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HERSHEY, PA – Joey Crabb (left) celebrates a goal earlier in the season. Crabb had a hat trick in Hershey’s 6-3 win over Portland (Tim Stough – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

The Hershey Bears sought their first win of the weekend in a three games in three nights finale against the Portland Pirates. A win for Portland would have punched their ticket to the 2013 AHL Postseason. A win for Hershey would of kept their playoff hopes and dreams alive for the moment.

The Pirates entered play as the most penalized team in the American Hockey League and lived up to their reputation with ten minors against Hershey. The Bears cashed in on a season high five power play goals to cruise to a 6-3 win in Portland. Joey Crabb earned first star honors with a hat trick, and Jeff Taffe earned five helpers en route to his team’s blowout.

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