Hershey Bears Make Some Tiny Fans’ Days at Practice

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After last night’s game in Syracuse, a couple of the Hershey Bears hit the ice for practice this morning. The goalies and the injured/scratched players were working hard on drills, but took some time to toss some pucks to the little guys in the crowd. Check it out! 

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Riley Barber weaving sticks for a drill.
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Darren Dietz is sporting a full mask after Monday’s fiasco with Phantoms’ defensemen Will O’Neill.
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Vanecek laughs at Assistant Coach Reid Cashman after he blocks Cashman’s shot.
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It’s good to see Barber back on the ice since he’s been out with an injury since November.
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Barber is excited by a surprise appearance from Paul Carey.
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“Caresy, Caresy!” Pass with me!
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That looks a little swollen there Darren.
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Ugh, poor guy.
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Cupping. It’s happening.
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Goalie Coach Scott Murray going over some pointers with Vitek Vanecek.
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Joe Cannata gave his stick to this little dude who is a goalie for one of the local junior teams.
Photo: Tori Hartman But Domenic Monardo wants to make sure that he isn’t getting away with the equipment. “Hey! Get him! He’s stealing a stick!”Photo: Tori Hartman
Who wants pucks?!?
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Both the kids in the Holtby shirts got pucks tossed to them..
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But the kid in the Ovechkin shirt needed to have a little chat with Monardo first.
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He got a puck too.
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It just took a couple of fake outs first.
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“I dont know. It won’t go over”
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Ahh, there you go buddy.
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Monardo stole the show with the little ones.
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Hockey players really are the best.
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Yep, I think it’s safe to say Monardo won over some little fans today. 🙂

By: Tori Hartman

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2 Responses to Hershey Bears Make Some Tiny Fans’ Days at Practice

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Great shots, Tori.

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