Zach Sanford scored the only goal for the Bears, a power play goal midway through the second period.
Zach Sanford scored Hershey’s first goal of the game on the power play midway through the second period, but it was not enough to hold off the AHL’s hottest team, the Providence Bruins as the Bears fell 4-1.
Providence got goals from Jordan Szwarz and Wayne Simpson in the first period and goalie Malcolm Subban turned away 28 of 29 shots for the sixth straight victory for the surging Bruins.
The Bruins got a pair of insurance goals in the third after two miscues on Hershey’s part cost the Bears any chance for a victory to round out the year.
Stan Galiev and Christian Thomas each earned a point for assisting on Sanford’s goal. Vitek Vanecek made 26 saves on 30 shots in the loss.
Yesterday, Hershey signed defenseman Colton Saucerman to a PTO after Christian Djoos took a puck to the face in Friday’s contest with Bridgeport. Djoos did not play tonight and reportedly lost three teeth.
Hershey will look to rebound in 2017. They travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Friday before returning home to Giant Center to host Utica at 7:00 Saturday and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Sunday at 5:00.
Game highlights courtesy of the Hershey Bears
By Julie Beidler