Capitals Prospect Bear Hughes Records Two Goals, Assist In Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Win Over The Tri-City Americans


Washington Capitals center prospect Bear Hughes recorded two goals for the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) in Saturday night’s 5-1 win over the Tri-City Americans. The goals were the second and third in four games played so far this season for Hughes. He also recorded an assist in the game.

Hughes first tally came on a nice breakaway rush just 28 seconds into the second period, tying the game 1-1.

His second goal would come later in the middle frame on the power play, giving the Chiefs an early 2-1 lead.

Hughes back-to-back goals were the first of five unanswered goals by the Chiefs.

Hughes now has three goals and four assists in four games played so far for the Chiefs. He has 14 shots on goal for a 21.4 shooting percentage.

Hughes, 20, was a fifth-round draft pick (#148 overall) by the Capitals in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’-2” center attended Capitals’ prospect camp at the end of September and participated in the Capitals main training camp before returning to the Spokane Chiefs on September 28.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Capitals Prospect Bear Hughes Records Two Goals, Assist In Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Win Over The Tri-City Americans

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good start for Bear. Would love to see him be ready to make the jump to the Bears next season.

  2. Mark Eiben says:

    Thank you Nova Caps for having these prospect updates with video each year.

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