HERSHEY, PA — Well Hershey Bears’ fans, the time has come. Hockey season is officially over in Chocolate Town. The Bears closed out the 2017-18 season at home against who else but the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Hershey tried to rally for overtime in the final minutes but ended up losing the Penguins 3-2. It was all for fun anyway, so we weren’t really too concerned with the loss.
Most of the fans were pretty amped for an opportunity to win one of the players’ game-worn jerseys after the matchup. Fans were given a scratch-off card upon entering for a chance to win the jerseys. One fan was selected for each player and walked away with the jersey literally right off the player – pretty nice pickup for some lucky folks.
Keep scrolling for some photos from the game and the “jersey off our backs” ceremony!
Connor Hobbs tosses a puck over to a young fan with a sign for him.
Her reaction was priceless.
These next four photos of Liam falling gave me a good laugh, so I figured I’d include them.
Always wanted a photo of the puck coming towards my lens – this one is pretty close.
Liam smiles after coming back from getting his Unsung Hero Award.
Starters for the final matchup of the season.
Nice to meet you.
Hey get back here.
Dustin Gazley scores for the Bears.
Former Bear Christian Thomas has a good laugh when the Bears get angry with him.
Jeremey Langlois scores the final goal of the season.
Gotta love Vitek.
The boys all lined up to give away their jerseys.
Is it just me or does she look like Anna Kendrick?
A Wilkes-Barre fan got Mitchy’s jersey.
So he acted like he was going to give it to a Bears’ fan in the crowd instead.
They had a pretty good laugh about it.
By: Tori Hartman
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