Luck Of The Aussie – Bears Win 4-2 (Photos)

Posted March 17, 2018

Today the Hershey Bears celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with wearing their green jerseys, which were auctioned off at the end of the game for charity.

Vitek Vanecek gets the nod tonight and Colby Williams gets the rest since he is playing with an injury.  Kris Bindulis gets is set to replace Williams in the lineup.

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1st Period:

The period went with zero penalties all period.  Vitek Vanecek made many good saves to keep the Bears in the game early.  Springfield did get one past however.  Anthony Greco would find himself alone in front of the easy goal.  This was his 26th goal of the season.

Vitek Vanecek

The Bears would have to figure out the Thunder Bird forecheck if they want to get back into the game.


1st Period Scoring:

SPR Goal – 17:44 – Anthony Greco (26), Assist(s): Chase Balisy (19), Ryan Horvat (16)


1st Period Shots: SPR – 10  HER – 8


2nd Period:

This is the period that everything broke open.  Nathan Walker would open up the scoring 52 seconds into the frame.  The shot was a wrap around  that found its way through the pads of Springfield’s goalie, Samuel Montembeault.

Springfield would answer fairly quick when Dryden Hunt would score off of a face off that was won by Jayce Hawryluk.

Hershey would cash in less than two minutes later while short handed as Dustin Gazley would wrist one on net and beat Montembeault glove side.  This was Gazley’s 9th goal of the season.

Less than one minute after that, Nathan Walker would score again off of a nice pass from Lucas Johansen.

Nathan Walker

This is where the interesting topic of the night would come in.  Chris Bourque would land a major penalty and a game misconduct for a dirty retaliation hit.  He would Springfield’s Tim Erixon from behind while leaving his feet.  This will likely end in a suspension.

2nd Period Scoring:

HER Goal – 0:52 – Nathan Walker (8), Assist(s): Aaron Ness (19), Chris Bourque (35)

SPR Goal – 3:11 – Drydan Hunt (17), Assist(s): Jayce Hawryluk (25)

HER Goal – 4:34 – Dustin Gazley (9), Assist(s): Aaron Ness (20), Madison Bowey (2) (SH)

HER Goal – 5:27 – Nathan Walker (9), Assist(s): Lucas Johansen (18), Madison Bowey (3)


2nd Period Shots: SPR – 8  HER – 10


3rd Period:

Hershey would start to take control of the game.  Many attempts from Springfield trying to enter the zone and get the puck in front would be stopped from the great effort of the Hershey defense.

Wayne Simpson would score his 13th of the year.  He was standing in the slot when a great pass from Liam O’Brien found its way to Simpson.

Liam O’Brien

Nathan Walker came close to scoring his hat trick goal with the empty net but he would have the shot blocked and the game would end in a brawl but no fighting penalties would be handed out.


3rd Period Scoring:

HER Goal – 12:01 – Wayne Simpson (13), Assist(s): Liam O’Brien (7), Lucas Johansen (19)


3rd Period Shots: SPR – 6  HER – 11



Total Shots: SPR – 24  HER – 29


Three Stars:

  1. HER – Nathan Walker – 2 goals (GWG)
  2. HER – Madison Bowey – 2 assists
  3. HER – Vitek Vanecek – 22 saves on 24 shots




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