Galiev Scores Hat Trick In Bears 5-3 Win Over Senators


Stanislav Galiev notched his first American Hockey League hat trick to lead the Hershey Bears to a 5-3 win over the Binghamton Senators Friday night. 

Galiev scored his first of three goals at the 13:32 mark of the second period. After Chris Bourque tied the game with his 13th goal of the season at 4:22, Galiev gave the Bears a lead they would never relinquish. The Senators turned the puck over in front of their own net, and Galiev beat Senators netminder Matt O’Connor blocker side to make it 3-2 Hershey.

Only 5:44 into the third period, Galiev struck again. Hershey’s Paul Carey pulled O’Connor out of position and was denied from the left side of the net. He recollected the puck and found Galiev open in the slot. The forward fired the puck into the open goal for his 10th marker of the season. Brad Malone also assisted on what would turn out to be the winning tally.

After Chris Rumble’s power play goal at 8:58 of the third period cut Hershey’s lead to 4-3, Galiev capped off his impressive night, redirecting a Carey pass over the glove of O’Connor.

The hat trick was Hershey’s first since Travis Boyd notched three goals versus Lehigh Valley on Feb. 6, 2016, and Galiev’s first hat trick since he scored three goals as member of the ECHL’s Reading Royals on Dec. 15, 2012.

More on the Bears website here.
Binghamton Senators extended recap here.
Box score here.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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