HERSHEY, PA — I say it every year, but the final write ups of the season never get easier to put together. Kudos to the Charlotte Checkers for getting the job done in four games. They won tonight by a score of 5-2 – you can read about it here.
We also have to give a major shout out to this Hershey Bears squad. It was a team full of rookies, and they ended 2018 last in the league. The fought their way back into the playoffs in 2019 at a pace that, if sustained for the entire season, would’ve broke some AHL records. They did however break the Bears’ record for the longest point streak in franchise history. A pretty high bar to surpass for a franchise that’s more than 80 years old.
There’s a lot to be a excited about this season. A lot of young, great talent came into the Giant Center and played their hearts out. It was quite the season, and Hershey fans should be proud of what this team accomplished. Until next season, boys. Is it October, yet?
Starting off with Riley Barber because well, I think you all know why.
Sammy had a pretty awesome rookie season.
These kids did, too.
More Barber because I had to.
Jayson Megna scores for Hershey.
Ugh, it hurts.
It really hurts.
Celebrating Gersich’s goal.
I think this is Pilon’s go to celly.
Aaron Ness will be an unrestricted free agent come the summer.
What a group.
Liam O’Brien and Riley Barber hug after the loss.
Everyone’s favorite goalie tandem.
Stick salute to a great season, boys.
Barber took one final lap on his own out there.
Just a sad hug between Walker and Malenstyn today.
Hobbs’ face when he looks at Barber.
You can tell Barber is a pretty respected guy around the locker room. Lots of hugs from his teammates out there.
Round of applause for one heck of a season.
By: Tori Hartman
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