Hershey Bears Movember Update – The Final Stretch

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Posted November 25, 2013
Movember Capitain David Leggio and fellow teammates show off their cool Hershey Bears Movember Gear they sold to raise money for this great cause (via @Mitchy1_0)

Movember Captain David Leggio and fellow teammates show off the cool Hershey Bears Movember Gear they’re selling to raise money for this great cause (via @Mitchy1_0)

Goaltender David Leggio and the rest of the Hershey Bears have entered the final week of Movember, the month of outrageous male facial hair in support of male-specific cancer awareness.  With the month drawing to a close, we’ll take a look at how much they’ve raised, who’s got the best mustache, and who’s joined in on the fun. So far, your Bears have raised a total of $805, within $200 of their modest $1000 goal.

RW and Alternate Captain Jeff Taffe reminds us that 'tis the season for pornstaches (Photo Credit: M. Richter).

RW and Alternate Captain Jeff Taffe reminds us that ’tis the season for pornstaches.  He definitely ranks in the top 3 for team facial hair this year. So why has he only garnered $10? (Photo Credit: M. Richter).

The team’s top earner is Movember captain Leggio, with $290 donated, closely followed by fan-favorite Joel Rechlicz at $235.  Since we last checked on the mustache action, two more Bears have joined the cause: forwards Derek Whitmore and Matt Watkins.  The recent additions bring the total number of Bears participating to 12, around half of the active roster.

LW John Mitchell gets bonus points for the flowing locks/goatee combination in addition to the mustache (Photo Credit: M. Richter)

Taffe’s main competition, LW John Mitchell gets bonus points for the flowing locks/goatee combination in addition to the mustache. He’s also sitting at a disconcertingly low $10 (Photo Credit: M. Richter).

At a glance, the numbers aren’t particularly impressive for a couple of reasons.  Not only are the Bears currently ranked 3664 out of all participating Movember teams this year in terms of donations earned, but their posted goal is less than a third of last year’s (admittedly lockout-inflated) $3,762.26.  However, they’re currently sitting in third place among AHL teams, only a few hundred dollars behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliated with the Islanders) and the Lake Erie Monsters (affiliated with the Avalanche).  With the final push underway, we encourage you to chip in and support the Bears in reaching their thousand dollar goal and help “Change the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the mustaches in action, the Bears play two more home games before they break out the razors – Wednesday at 7 against the St. John’s IceCaps and Saturday at 7 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  If you’d like to contribute in support of Movember, make sure you stop by the Movembears page before midnight on November 30th!

Derek Whitmore

Derek Whitmore’s stache is coming in quite nicely and so is his hair (via Derek Whitmore’s Movember Page)

Matt Watkins

Matt Watkins might want to consider keeping this neatly trimmed stance past November (via Matt Watkins Movember Page)

Garret Mitchell

Garret Mitchell shows off is moustache while he watches the Roughriders game on a nice Sunday afternoon (via @Mitchy1_0).  Last year, he raised $453.85.  This year, he’s currently at $135.

Patrick Wey has a Movember advantage over many Caps prospects, since he completed four years of college before going pro (Photo Credit: M. Richter).

Patrick Wey has a Movember advantage over many Caps prospects, since he completed four years of college before going pro (Photo Credit: M. Richter).

M. Richter contributed to this report.

Andy Wallace

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