HERSHEY, PA — The Hershey Bears are en fuego! The Chocolate and White are now on a five game win streak and extend their point streak to 11 games tonight with a 3-2 SO win over the Charlotte Checkers.
Jonas Siegenthaler returned to Hershey from his callup in Washington and tied the game up with his first of the season at 1-1. With the extra attacker, Riley Barber notched his 20th goal of the season tying the game and forcing the overtime. Nathan Walker scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Bears to victory. Our boy Vitek Vanecek came up big to help the Bears get this one done, stopping 32 of 34 shots.
To read more on tonight’s matchup, check out our full-game recap and keep scrolling for photos from the game!
Jonas is back.
Beck Malenstyn just entertaining Pinho during warm ups.
What is he doing you might ask? I’m not really sure.
First game back in Hershey and he’s in the starting lineup.
Walker and O’Brien sharing the smelling salts.
Also not to be missed, Lucas Johansen is back from injury!
This move gets the Checkers on the board.
Celebrate while you can. 🙂
Siegenthaler celebrates his goal.
Get a little closer and you might see the puck.
Malenstyn with a nice move.
The Barber goal to tie the game.
Some happy fans in the stands.
A Checkers player thinks the puck goes in OT and is ready to celebrate.
Megna loses the puck on a good chance in OT.
The Checkers watch Riley Barber take his penalty shot.
And he’s stopped.
Vitek stopping them all.
Walker sends it home.
And Lewington can’t believe it.
One final save and….
The Bears rush out to a celebrating Vitek in the background.
It’s another W.
When you’re so pumped you have to lift up your teammate.
This young duo is getting it done.
Third star honors for Sigenthaler tonight.
And a free mic for the first star of the game.
There should always be a Vanecek interview.
By: Tori Hartman
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