After an exciting finish to the first round series against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Hershey Bears faced a challenge in Game One against the Providence Bruins. The team came out strong, but after Providence tallied three in the first, including two shorthanded goals, the Bears had an uphill battle for the rest of the game. The Bears have a big opportunity to bounce back on Sunday for Game Two. Luckily, this round is a best of seven series, but the Bears will have to find a way to sneak some past Providence’s red-hot goalie, Zane McIntyre.
See that little bit of blonde poking out there. Four of the Bears’ players went bleach blonde for the second round.
Some of the fans even got in on the blonde fun, wearing wigs to the game.
Caps’ 2016 third-round pick Garrett Pilon takes warm ups before the Game One matchup.
Of course, his hockey brothers welcomed him to the team with some pushing.
Chris Bourque reveals his new do during the national anthem.
And here are the rest of the blonde beauties.
Sometimes when you lose your stick you just gotta improvise.
I wonder what that’s like to stand and just watch the fight. Pretty sure my face would look like the little boy’s right above the Providence fighter’s head.
Stan Galiev. Focused and ready for the second period.
Dustin “No Fear” Gazley goes after a Providence player who is almost a foot taller than him.
Ryan Bourque trying to poke the puck out of the goalie’s glove.
He didn’t get it, so he settled for a little snow instead.
Chris Bourque takes a shot on the the wide open Providence goalie.
Oh, hey, fancy meeting you here.
Pheonix is pulled for the extra attacker.
Even with a late goal from the Aussie, the Hershey Bears couldn’t make the comeback and dropped Game One 3-1.
By: Tori Hartman