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.