Well, for one team to win someone had to lose. Unfortunately, today that’s the Hershey Bears. You always want to see your team win, but there is much to be excited about. Remember a few weeks ago when we weren’t even sure the Bears would make the playoffs? They pushed and fought their way back, winning their last eight games to clinch a spot. It’s a resilient group, and we know that many faces will return ready to take on next year’s hockey season.
The cool thing about being a fan of the AHL is you get to see players develop and grow into professionals. There is a lot of great, great talent in Hershey, and I’m excited to see who can crack Washington’s lineup next year. Sad to see them go, but excited to see them live their dreams.
Hockey is never an easy game to win, but that’s what makes it great. We’ll return to the Giant Center ready for a fresh start and another chance for Calder Cup number 12. Is it October, yet? Go Bears!
One last look at the man children pushing each other in warm ups.
I have been trying to get someone blowing a bubble since I started taking photos. I finally got it.
The Aussie celebrates Riley Barber’s goal.
Now everybody go to your left.
Chris Bourque fights for the puck in the neutral zone.
Barry Trotz in the house chatting with VP of Hockey Operations Bryan Helmer.
The Providence goalie flashes the leather on a great shot from Barber.
The Captain’s face.
Hubert Labrie laughs at you.
Hugs for Chandler Stephenson’s goal.
And ultimately handshakes for Providence’s win.
These aren’t as fun when it’s a sad handshake line.
The goalies meet.
Vitek’s face is so sad. 😦
Thanks for a great season boys! It’s been fun. Enjoy your summers and we’ll see you in October. I’m already ready.
By: Tori Hartman