Gersich and Jonsson-Fjallby Score in Hershey Debuts

Photo: Tori Hartman

After getting cut in the Washington Capitalstraining camp, forwards Shane Gersich and Axel Jonnson Fjallby scored in their American Hockey League debuts in the Hershey Bears6-2 loss to the Wilkes-Barry/Scranton Penguins in the team’s preseason opener on Sunday. 

Gersich went to the front of the cage after a fellow teammate dangled past several Penguin back checkers on the way to the net and set him up with nothing but net in front of him.

Jonnson-Fjallby fought off a Penguins’ checker and powered his way to the high-danger area, where he ripped one top shelf.


Jonnson-Fjallby, 20, came over to North America for the first time this past September after tallying seven goals and nine assists in 42 games played in the Swedish Hockey League in 2017-18. He played in one preseason game with the Capitals but was held off of the scoresheet.

Gersich, 21, was signed to an entry-level contract by the Capitals on March 23 after he recorded 29 points (13 goals) in 40 games with the University of North Dakota. He was the second-highest goal scorer on the team last season. He tallied one assist in three regular-season games with the Capitals and also played in two postseason games last year. Gersich also recorded a goal in four preseason appearances with the Capitals this month.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Gersich and Jonsson-Fjallby Score in Hershey Debuts

  1. Pingback: Hershey Bears Lose Back-to-Back Preseason Games Against Penguins (Photos) | NoVa Caps

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    Good start for a couple of the new guys.


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