HERSHEY, PA – If you like to watch a game of special teams, then Saturday’s matchup was the one for you because this game had 38 minutes worth of two-minute minors. Even though the Bears only let one goal in on nine Cleveland power plays, I think the penalties is what did them in in the second period. Saturday’s game, while still penalty-ridden, was a much different matchup than Friday’s as the Bears defeated Cleveland 6-1.
Riley Barber and Mike Sgarbossa continue to be red hot as both of them are on a four-game point streaks. They got the Bears’ two tallies in the 5-2 loss. Parker Milner started the back-to-back games against the Monsters and stopped 33 of 38 shots this evening. Milner was a lot busier than Cleveland’s goalie who only faced 22 shots, half of which came in the third period.
The two teams will face off again in Ohio for back-to-back games in March. For more on tonight’s matchup, check out our full game recap, and keep scrolling for more photos from the game.
Mason Mitchell checks back into the lineup after getting injured early in the season. Also, these bubble gum photos, though.
Shane Gersich just trying to sing along to the warmup music in peace.
Parker Milner is a good American boy.
Nathan Gerbe scores on a breakaway while falling.
Riley Barber celebrates his goal.
And the Bears’ celebrate Mike Sgarbossa’s goal.
Ahh, the first period was a much happier time.
I think it was pretty safe to say that Beck Malenstyn wasn’t well liked by the Monsters.
What’s that you like my stache?
Speaking of good staches – quick credit to Cleveland’s Paul Bittner who’s rocking a curled mustache.
Welp at least Cleveland was happy.
By: Tori Hartman
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The penalties hurt them, but there were also a ton of penalties in Friday’s win. The difference in the games, in my opinion, is that in Friday’s game they were really able to get under the skin of the Cleveland players (who were, honestly, a bit douchey at times). The Bears hit hard and often on Friday and kept taunting the Cleveland players. They were visibly losing their cool on Friday. That continued into the first period on Saturday. But then in the second, the Bears let off the pedal and it was obvious. Once Cleveland got the momentum it was over.
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