Bears nation – It’s been awhile! For those of you who are Bears and Caps fans, you’ve had quite the exciting summer, but if you’re like me, you’re probably still missing the Chocolate and White though. Throughout last summer, I shared some of my favorite photos from the season, so I thought I’d bring it back again this summer!
If you haven’t been keeping up, there’s been some action in the summer signings department. Spencer Carbery was named the new head coach of the Hershey Bears, Riley Barber and Travis Boyd re-signed with the Caps, Liam O’Brien filed for arbitration, the Caps also signed Michael Sgarbossa and Jayson Megna who are slated to play for the Bears, and lastly Chris Bourque announced via his Twitter that he was leaving Hershey. It’s sometimes tough to keep up with all the player movement, so the Bears created an offseason player tracker, which is super helpful to keep track of new signings and departures.
But before we get to next season, lets fill our hockey void with some of my favorite photos from the 2017-18 season and be sure to check back in the upcoming months for some more photos!
Training camp begins!
Barber meeting with some little fans on season ticket holder pickup night.
Opening night player intros – Remember when Stephenson started in Hershey? How about that?
The boys celebrate with Connor Hobbs after he scores his first pro goal.
Riley Barber hugs his mom who dropped the puck for Hockey Fights Cancer night.
Adam Carlson and Parker Milner celebrate a win at the beginning of the season.
Hampus Gustafsson signing a jersey during autograph night.
I love how Bourque always manages to get picked up in these celebrations
Copley robbing T.J. Brennan
Try to look at this photo and not smile.
Chris Bourque will be missed around the locker room that’s for sure. You can’t underestimate the impact veteran players have on the young guys coming in. Hint hint, nudge nudge Capitals – let’s do some signings.
A caged Vitek and some angry Bears. Sill just hanging out watching haha.
Barber celebrating on his own.
I know you don’t want to see the Bears getting scored on, but this is a pretty cool angle.
Nathan Walker comes back to Hershey and is already up to no good!
Don’t forget to check back to NovaCaps for part 2 and part 3 throughout the summer! Is it October yet?
By: Tori Hartman
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