HERSHEY, PA — As I’m sure most of you know, the Hershey Bears were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs last weekend. It’s not ideal, but there’s still hockey left to be played, and it’s all about having a little fun and loving the game.
Tonight, the Hershey Bears defeated the Laval Rocket 6-3. The Rocket tied the game up twice in the first, but the Bears continued to pressure, adding two goals in the second and third periods. Copley made 20 saves and several players had two point nights, including Mathias Bau (2G), Madison Bowey (1G, 1A), Wayne Simpson (1G, 1A), Dustin Gazley (1G, 1A), and Travis Boyd (2A).
To read more on tonight’s matchup, check out the full-game recap and keep scrolling for some photos from the game.
Madison Bowey still kickin’ it with the Bears.
Your starting netminder.
The glass made the picture a little weird, but I love this fan’s drawings of “Silly” and “Big Tuna.” 🙂
Mathias Bau prepping for a 2 goal night.
O’Brien with the between the legs shot – who is this guy?
When you look at this picture, you want to scream hurry! he’s down!
Mathias Bau scores his first of the night.
Is Bau growling in this picture? Love it.
Sometimes the goal celebration is so good that you need to lie down
The Captain scores! (The glass was not my friend tonight)
Dustin Gazley misses on his breakaway attempt.
I’m living for this Peluso-Gustafsson-Sill line. Where was this lineup all season?
Welcome to hockey in Central PA, where the second row is filled with Mennonites/Amish.
Just schmoozing the refs over here.
That’s some pretty great d-work there – you have to admit it.
When you’re just trying to take pictures of the defensemen and end up snapping this majestic one of Chobbs.
Speaking of Chobbs, the kid blocks a shot then gets up and hops in net as a second goalie. Ughh, yes please.
And the save.
The Bears win!
One Hampus Gustafsson helmet flip courtesy of Vitek Vanecek.
Looking for his next victim.
It’s Lucas Johansen.
Wayne Simpson giving away a stick to a lucky fan.
Mathias Bau – your first star of the game.
By: Tori Hartman
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