Bears Beat Bridgeport, 3-2

Posted March 16, 2018

Madison Bowey returned to Hershey after being sent down from the Washington Capitals this past week.

1st Period:

As far as scoring, there was nothing to talk about in the first period.  Hershey did look good throughout the first, which was a nice change of pace for the team.

Hershey controlled most of the play at the other end.  The only time Bridgeport could actually muster any offense was during their one and only power play when Colby Williams went into the sin bin for slashing.  Pheonix Copley turned away each shot and kept the game scoreless through one.

Madison Bowey with the hit.

Bowey looked good in his first period of action with Hershey since October 7th.  Bowey made smart decisions and even found a shot on net, which was the Bears best scoring chance of the first.

1st Period Shots:  BRI – 5 HER – 10

1st Period Scoring: None

2nd Period:

For what seems to be the same story every game, the Bears came out of the tunnel for the second period with flat feet.  Majority of the period, the puck was in the defensive zone.

Tyler Lewington was hit from behind and he proceeded to get up and punch the Scott Eansor of the Sound Tigers.  This turned a power play into a penalty kill for the Bears.

This would also start the scoring for the period as Bridgeport’s Casey Bailey would score his 14th goal of the season off of a beautiful saucer pass from Josh Ho-Sang.

Bears would answer quickly from the hard work of Zach Sill.  Sill would cause a turnover behind the net as the puck bounced in from of Sound Tiger’s goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis.  Recent call up, Hampus Gustafsson would bang home his first goal of the season.

Hampus Gustafsson celebrates his first goal of the season.

The good feeling wouldn’t last long as the Sound Tigers would score not even a minute later.  Josh Ho-Sang would make a great move on a semi-breakaway to get the puck past Copley, giving Bridgeport the lead once again.


2nd Period Shots: BRI – 14  HER – 10


2nd Period Scoring:

BRI Goal – 8:03 – Casey Bailey (14), Assist(s): Josh Ho-Sang (18), Steve Bernier (11) (PP)

HER Goal – 15:49 – Hampus Gustafsson (1), Assist(s): Zach Sill (11)

BRI Goal – 16:45 – Josh Ho-Sang (7), Assist(s): Kellen Jones (3), Seth Helgson (11)


3rd Period:

Excitement finally found its way back into the Giant Center.  Liam O’Brien would tip home a goal off of the shot of Madison Bowey.  The puck would hit the post, which rang throughout the arena and into the net.  This is Bowey’s first point in his quick trip to Hershey.

Carrying this energy late into the third, Anthony Peluso would find himself with an open shot which he would make no mistake.  The puck also went off of the post and into the net, scoring his 4th goal of the year.

Friendly chat between Bridgeport and Hershey.

Bridgeport would pull the goalie with almost two minutes left in the game but to no avail.  Hershey would go on to win 3-2.


3rd Period Shots: BRI – 9 HER – 8


3rd Period Scoring:

HER Goal – 3:26 – Liam O’Brien (15), Assist(s): Madison Bowey (1), Wayne Simpson (21)

HER Goal – 15:18 Anthony Peluso (4), Assist(s): Hampus Gustafsson (3), Lucas Johansen (17)


Total Shots: BRI – 28  HER – 26


Three Stars:

  1. HER – Anthony Peluso – 1 goal (GWG)
  2. HER – Hampus Gustafsson – 1 goal (first goal of the season), 1 assist
  3. HER – Liam O’Brien – 1 goal (GTG)




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