Hershey Specialty Jerseys: The New Year’s Eve Edition

Posted December 31, 2011

Hershey's special "New Year's Eve" jersey, modeled front & back by Ryan Potulny. Note the fireworks, clock set to midnight, and party hat on the mascot. (All Photos Credit: M. Richter)

When Hershey goes the novelty route, it’s always worth a peek.  Tonight, the Bears debuted yet another speciality jersey in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,735 at the Giant Center.  This December entry upholds the fine tradition of wince-worthy holiday jerseys (#12), with the one benefit of actually complimenting the maroon pants worn with the standard home uniform.

Below the jump, you’ll find a collection of pictures of the uniforms in action, along with a few snippets about the game.  Further recap of tonight’s entirely absurd 3-2 Shoot-Out victory over the Norfolk Admirals will be going up a bit later, possibly tomorrow morning.

Matt Pope was fortunate enough to sign a 2-year contract extension today with the Bears. He joined the team mid-season from South Carolina on a PTO, and seems to be sticking.

Zach Miskovic (#25), a healthy scratch off tonight's blueline, saw his jersey go for $850 in the post-game auction.

Keith Aucoin (#11), who scored the lone goal in the shootout, was worth a bit more ($2300).

Chris Bourque, who scored tonight's first goal and assisted on the second (scored by Christian Hanson).

Matthew Ford opts to go helmet-less during warm-up.



M. Richter

M. Richter

Associate Editor at Capitals Outsider
Em is a fan of hockey first and individual teams second, with geographical ties that cross the NHL. She was born in the Midwest, raised along the East Coast, and graduated from a university in Western Canada. A firm believer in context above all else, and a card-carrying on-ice official with USA Hockey, she splits her time between the big picture and the details. When not covering the AHL and ECHL for Caps Outsider, her photography can be found on Behance and Flickr. She also occasionally chimes in about the Hershey Bears on the Power Play Post Show.
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