HERSHEY, PA – The Bears had a rough start to the season, but things are turning around for Chocolate Town. They’ve picked up some big wins against the Penguins and Charlotte during their last two weeks away. On Friday, they lost against Wilkes-Barre, but the young group had a big bounce back win in a shootout of the Penguins on Saturday.
Beck Malenstyn picked up his first goal, and it was a big one to tie the game and push the game to overtime. Ilya Samsonov picked up his first win of the season, as well, stopping 19 of 22 shots. Young guns getting it done. Hopefully, there is more of this to come! Big game tomorrow against the Bears’ other PA rival – the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. See you at the GC!
If you want to read more on tonight’s matchup, check out the game recap. Or keep scrolling to see photos from the shoot out win!
Obligatory, flow shot.
Little cup for a little fan.
This little Pens’ fan kept giving Vitek a thumbs down so he kept standing in front of him to block his view.
Looks like somebody is up to no good.
Vitek gets his award for his Player of the Week honors.
Ready to dance.
Oh you thought that was a goal? Got ya – it wasn’t.
The boys celebrate Riley Barber’s first goal of the season.
Beck Malenstyn gets hist first AHL goal!
Those first goal feelings.
Barber takes a shot in overtime.
Samsonov stops Zach Aston-Reese in the shoot out.
Happy Bears on the bench after Barber’s SO goal.
Samsonov stops Hayes!
And Gersich seals the SO win.
Big hug for the first win!
Safe to say the boys were pretty amped for Samsonov’s first win. Not sure how he wasn’t a star of the game.
By: Tori Hartman
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