Bears Fall To Phantoms, 2-1

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Hershey Bears fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1 Wednesday night at the PPL Center in Allentown. The loss drops the Bears record to 33-28-5-4 (75 points) on the season.

The Bears struck first on a backhander from Mike Vecchione early in the first frame for a 1-0 lead at the first intermission. Following a scoreless middle frame, the Phantoms added a pair of goals in the third period for the 2-1 victory.


The Bears started goaltender Pheonix Copley (17-9-5-2, 2.36 GAA, .914 sv %) in net while the Phantoms countered with Pat Nagle (8-4-4-1, 2.59 GAA, .904 sv%). The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Injuries: Brian Pinho (shoulder surgery), Matt Moulson (back surgery) and Riley Sutter (upper-body injury).

Scratches: Jake Massie, Macoy Erkamps, Christopher Brown, Drake Rymsha, Eddie Whittchow and Clay Stevenson.

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 Bears Fall To Phantoms, 2-1

  1. Anonymous says:

    Phantoms second goal is a head-scratcher. Did they rule the Bears knocked the goal off, thus it was a good goal?

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