HERSHEY, PA — Hockey teams across North America have come together to honor the Humboldt Broncos, and tonight the Hershey Bears joined in honoring the 16 lives that were tragically lost. The fans raised over $7,000 in support of the Broncos, and the Bears paid their respects by gathering with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for a moment of silence and the Canadian and American National Anthems. Hockey is truly an amazing community. (Read more about the ceremony).
Following the anthems, the Bears and Sound Tigers faced off for their final matchup this season. The Bears held on for a 2-1 win with goals from Jonas Siegenthaler and Mathias Bau. For more on tonight’s matchup, check out the full-game recap and keep scrolling for photos.
The Bears donned yellow and green stick tape for warm ups.
And a sticker with the team logo on their helmets.
Zach Sill tries to get a puck out that got lodged in the net.
A Humboldt Bronocs logo is spread out of the Bears logo in Giant Center.
The Bourque brothers are the first to come together from both teams.
What a moment.
Hockey players are the best.
Now into the game action, Jonas Siegenthaler gets the Bears on the board.
Number 14 from Bridgeport’s face though.
Mathias Bau makes it 2-0.
Chaos in a photo.
Casey Bailey gets a breakaway and sneaks one past Vitek to make it 2-1
Phew that was a close one.
Vanecek with the win.
High fives all around.
Your number one star of the game.
The whole team came out to give sticks out to the fans for Fan Appreciation Night.
It’s all about the fans.
By: Tori Hartman
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