Hershey Bears Blitz Hartford Wolf Pack 6-3: Liam O’Brien and Mike Sgarbossa Score Twice; Max Kammerer and Garrett Pilon Score First AHL Goals


Photo: Tori Hartman

The Hershey Bears beat the Hartford Wolf Pack 6-3 Saturday night at Giant Center. The win improves the Bears record to 11-13-0-1. The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Giant Center. Puck drop is 5PM.

Photos from the game can be found here.

STARTERS
Ilya Samsonov (3-8-0, 3.91 GAA, .864 sv%) started between the pipes for the Bears. Alexandar Georgiev (2-3-0, 3.24 GAA, .899 sv%) got the start in net for the visiting Wolf Pack. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Shane Gersich (upper body injury), Lucas Johansen (upper body injury), Kris Bindulis (upper body injury). Grant Besse, recalled from South Carolina today, was officially a scratch.

FIRST PERIOD
The Wolf Pack wasted little time jumping out to,an early lead with a power play goal from Bobby Butler just three minutes into the contest.

The Bears would tie the game with a goal from Mike Sgarbossa at 13:20 of the first period. Nathan Walker (3) and Colby Williams (5) were credited with the helpers.

Beck Malenstyn would receive a match penalty for a check to the head late in the opening frame.

The first period ended in a 1-1 tie. The Bears led 17-12 in shots on goal for the first 20 minutes. The Wolf Pack was 1 for 2 and the Bears 0 for 1 on the power play in the first period.

SECOND PERIOD
The Bears would take their first lead in the game with a goal from Max Kammerer at 3:27 of the middle frame. Colby Williams (6) and Mason Mitchell (1) were credited with the assists. This was Kammerer’s first AHL goal.

The Wolf Pack would tie it up with a power play goal from Vinni Lettieri at 10:31 of the middle frame.

Liam O’Brien would grab the lead back for the Bears with his 10th goal of the season at 17:11 of the middle frame, to make it 3-2.  Colby Williams (7) and Connor Hobbs (12) were credited with the helpers on the power play goal.

The period would expire with the Bears leading 3-2. The Wolf Pack outshot the Bears 14-11 for the middle frame. The Wolf Pack were 2 for 3 and the Bears 1 for 1 on the power play after 40 minutes of play.

THIRD PERIOD
The Bears would stretch their lead to 4-2 with a goal from Liam O’Brien, his second of the game. This was O’Brien’s second two-goal game this week. Tyler Lewington (3) and Max Kammerer (5) were credited with the assists.

The Bears would continue to add ot their lead with a goal from Garrett Pilon at 10:13 of the final frame. This was Pilon’s first AHL goal. Tobias Geisser (1) and Tyler Lewington (4) were credited with the assists.

The Bears would make it 6-2 with a goal from Mike Sgarbossa at 12:30 of the final frame. This was Sgarbossa’s second goal of the game. Aaron Ness (9) and Jayson Megna (4) assisted on the power play goal.

The Wolf Pack would get one back with a goal from Kile at 15:27 of the final period, making it 6-3, and that would be the final.

SHAVINGS

  • Bears outshot the Wolf Pack 37-31 for the game.
  • Connor Hobbs and Liam O’Brien led the Bears in shots with 5 each.
  • Ilya Samsonov stopped 28 of 31 shots he faced for a .903 save percentage.
  • Both teams were 2 for 4 on the man advantage.
  • Attendance: 7, 749
  • The AHL box score is here.

FULL HIGHLIGHTS

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Hershey Bears Blitz Hartford Wolf Pack 6-3: Liam O’Brien and Mike Sgarbossa Score Twice; Max Kammerer and Garrett Pilon Score First AHL Goals

  1. Anonymous says:

    That was the game we envisioned over the summer. We knew it would take some time, but it will come.

    Like

  2. Pingback: Maxi Kammerer and Garrett Pilon Score First AHL Goals in Hershey Bears 6-3 Victory (Photos) | NoVa Caps

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