HERSHEY, PA — As many of you may know, for the last two years the Hershey Bears were home to brothers Ryan and Chris Bourque. In the offseason, Ryan signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, who played their first matchup in Hershey on Sunday night. The game ended up being a battle of the brothers as both Bourques scored two goals each. Ryan Bourque ended up coming out on top after the Sound Tigers would come back from a one-goal deficit, winning the game in a shootout. It was nice to have Ryan back in Chocolatetown, and I think a lot of fans feel the same way as most of them clapped for Ryan’s goal announcement. Hockey is a unique sport. Check out the full recap and keep scrolling for some photos from the game!
Boyder is always having a good time with Chris Bourque out there.
Barber had enough of that mustache.
Former Bear Ryan Bourque lines up with Riley Barber for the opening face off.
The Bears celebrate Chris Bourque’s first goal of the game.
And his second goal of the game. I always love how Boyd seems in awe of what Bourque does.
Bridgeport celebrates Ryan Bourque’s first goal, making it 2-1 Bears.
Connor Hobbs is rocking a cast and a new trophy for the best mustache on the team, as voted on by the fans.
Smelling salts are essential.
Colby Williams tries to pick up a rebound that pops off of the goalie’s pads.
And he drops the mitts!
For your intermission enjoyment, its a t-rex trike race!
Brideport’s Casey Bailey whiffs on a shot as Pheonix slides across to make a save.
Copley loses sight of the puck, and the game is tied at 2-2.
Liam O’Brien works to deflect a puck in the net in OT.
Wayne Simpson is stopped in the shootout.
Of course, Chris Bourque scores in the shootout.
Casey Bailey nets Bridgeport’s second goal in the shootout, leading them to the win.
After being announced second star of the game, Chris Bourque waits for his brother to come down the runaway as the first star.
Hockey opponents and brothers.
We miss ya, Ryan!
By: Tori Hartman
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