ALLENTOWN, PA – Yep, you read that right. The Hershey Bears took a commanding 5-1 lead over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms only Friday night, only to end up losing the game 7-6. The Bears controlled the first, scoring five of their six goals on the evening. Then it was the Phantoms who would command the second, making it 6-5 Hershey by the end of the period. The Bears couldn’t seal the deal, and the Phantoms skated away with the two points, further solidifying their number one spot in the Atlantic. Speaking of standings, if you’re wondering, the Bears are now last in the Atlantic with a record of 23-27-4-4. Woof.
Read the full-game recap for a more in-depth look at this crazy matchup and keep scrolling for some photos from Allentown.
The Bears celebrate Dustin Gazley’s goal.
Sigenthaler and Vanecek try to stop Chris Conner but he makes it 1-1.
A little screen from Wayne Simpson, and Lucas Johansen’s shot is in the back of the net.
Atta boy Lucas.
More Bears’ goals? How about one from Langlois?
That’s one happy Bear and some not-so-happy Phantoms’ fans.
More cellys. This time it’s a Nathan Walker goal.
Now that’s using you noggin. (I’m sorry for making that joke).
Graovac sneaks ones past the diving Phantoms’ goalie.
Surprisingly that didn’t go in.
Neither did this.
Nope – this didn’t either.
That one did though. 😐
Riley Barber scores a beauty on a breakaway.
When you awkwardly celebrate by yourself until the rest of your teammates show up.
Coming back for the high fives.
Colby Williams narrowly saves the puck on the goal line, but it eventually gets shoved in.
It’s filling up in there.
The Phantoms tie the game just 4:12 into the third.
That’s the gamewinner in the back of the net.
And lastly, a look at Aaron Ness’ face as he tries to stop Colin McDonald on a breakaway.
By: Tori Hartman
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