Bear Hughes Records Back-To-Back Two-Goal Games To Finish Month Of February


The month of February had been a fairly quiet one for Cassius “Bear” Hughes. Well, at least to his standards. The Spokane Chiefs’ captain recorded goals on February 2nd and February 4th, but then went into, well, hibernation. Bear would awaken from his eight-game nap to record four goals in the final two games of the month.

His first goal since February 4th came in the third period against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday night. The tally gave the Chiefs the late lead and would be the eventual game-winner.

Hughes also added an empty net goal to seal the victory for the Chiefs. He was also named the first star of the game.

On Saturday Hughes picked up where he left off on Friday. His first goal came just 33 seconds into the middle frame against the Tri-City Americans.

Hughes was not done. His 4th goal (and 5th point) of the weekend came in the third period.

For the season, Hughes has 18 goals and 26 assists in 46 games played (0.96 points per game). He’s shot the puck 115 times for a 15.6% shooting percentage.

Hughes, 20, is finishing up his third season in the WHL. He will then most likely make the jump to the AHL (Hershey) this fall. It’s also conceivable (if the Chiefs postseason ends quickly) he could report for a familiarity stint with the Bears this spring, although Hughes is still yet to be signed by the Capitals. I expect that will happen in April or May, if not sooner.

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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1 Response to Bear Hughes Records Back-To-Back Two-Goal Games To Finish Month Of February

  1. redLitYogi says:

    I guess if they sign Hughes someone else will not be re-upped amongst the past draftees. Naming the center prospects alone we have Hendrix, Connor, Protas, Bear Hughes — that’s about as many as we can have. Protas and McMichael likely to be full time Caps next year with Lapierre and possibly Rybinski knocking on the door.

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