HERSHEY, PA. — In case you missed it, the Hershey Bears shutout the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Allentown yesterday – the first the Chocolate and White have won at PPL Center since April 2017 (Photos from that game here). In a rematch today, Hershey again took down the Phantoms this time in a 5-4 victory.
The Bears picked up two goals on their first two shots of the game and would eventually chase the Phantoms goalie Brandon Komm for Alex Lyon. Vanecek helped the Bears stay in this one stopping 23 of 27 shots.
Also, Riley Barber is continuing to kill it. He’s on a five game point streak and in his last nine games, he has six goals and eight assists, including his two helpers tonight. Birthday boy Ryan Sproul kept up his three-game point streak. Sgarbossa is also on a three-game streak and shout out to him for 30 points in 39 games, as well. In his third game back from an injury in December, Hobbs scored a goal and assisted on another.
For more on tonight’s matchup, check out our full-game recap and keep scrolling for photos from the game.
Working on that hand-eye coordination.
O’Brien pushing the boys – keeping ’em loose for the game.
Can’t catch me Lewey.
You gotta hate when the puck goes on your back.
Oh and we’re right into the game. Walker scores 37 seconds in.
Atta boy Walks.
And at 1:19, O’Brien makes it 2-0 on Hershey’s second shot of the game.
Way to be, Tuna.
I know he doesn’t play for us, but one photo shout out to Steve Swavely for putting his face out there for the shot block. He’s a PA native, so I think we can let it slide.
The Phantoms score, and I am living for that Aaron Ness eye roll.
Malentsyn with a nice opportunity.
Going through all the bodies in front.
Great ready for Hobbs overload in photos.
I think Maxi Kammerer was pretty amped.
A little wink for the squad on the bench.
Pretty excited about that goal.
And Pinho gets his third goal of the season.
Party in the crease!
Another win for Da Bears.
Your #1 Star.
Chobbs. You did it.
By: Tori Hartman
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