Bears Offense Heats Up

Posted October 30, 2016

(Caps Outsider)

After dropping Wednesday night’s contest to the Hartford Wolfpack, the Hershey Bears looked to start the weekend with a win. Tonight’s opponent, the Binghamton Senators. In their first meeting this season, the Senators shutout the Bears 3-0. This would not be the case tonight, as Hershey put up a touchdown, winning 7-2.

Although the Senators took the early lead in the contest, the Bears did not back down. The Bears got into penalty trouble early in the first, but the penalty kill unit shutdown the offensive onslaught by the Senators.

The Senators opened the scoring on a breakaway chance by Phil Varone, beating Bears goaltender Joe Cannata glove side.

During the second period, Hershey’s offense kicked into another gear scoring four unanswered goals by Madison BoweyChristian ThomasRiley Barber, and Jakub Vrana. The Senators would add a late second period goal.

In the third, the Bears offense continued to shine adding tallies by VranaThomas, and Chris Bourque.

Hershey’s offense if far from being a polished product, but tonight’s result shows that offense is starting to find their game.

All-in-all ELEVEN Bears players made the score sheet tonight. In his post game press conference, Head Coach Troy Mann, expressed his approval of the offensive play in tonight’s contest. He felt there were “a number of good performances tonight” which was just what the Bears needed.

Post Game Press Conference: Troy Mann

In order for the Bears to see continued success, they need to keep the intensity they found tonight in their game on a consistent basis. From the opening puck drop, it seemed that the team was more focused, and hungry for the win.

Game Highlights 10/29:

Hershey will take the ice again tomorrow night when they host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the first time this season. Tomorrow night will also be the annual Pink the Rink event.