Colby Williams first professional goal would come at a very opportune time. The rookie defender notched his first AHL goal for the Hershey Bears 1:02 into overtime to give the Bears a 3-2 comeback victory over the Springfield Thunderbirds on Friday night.
The victory was Hershey’s third straight win and the club has now collected standings points in six straight games.
Overtime is a great time to net your first pro goal. pic.twitter.com/FHwwz9Cada
— AHL (@TheAHL) November 5, 2016
Williams, a 21-year old defenseman, signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Hershey Bears on July 1, 2016.
Hershey continues a busy weekend with a pair of games at the GIANT Center. Tomorrow the Bears host the Albany Devils for a 7 p.m. puck drop. On Sunday, the Bears host the Rochester Americans at 5 p.m. It’s David A. Smith Team Photo Night and Team Autograph Night. Tickets are available.
By Jon Sorensen