Hendrix Lapierre and Sam Anas Score In Back-To-Back Games, As Bears Down The Rocket, 4-1

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The Hershey Bears downed the Laval Rocket, 4-1, Sunday night at the Giant Center in Hershey. Hendrix Lapierre and Sam Anas scored their third goals of the season and Zach Fucale stopped 25 of 26 shots he faced in the victory. The Bears sweep their three-game weekend set, improving their record to 8-2-2-0 on the season.


Zach Fucale (5-2-0-0, .912 sv%, 2.16 GAA) got the start in goal for the Bears. Kevin Poulin (1-3-1-0, .885 sv%, 3.74 GAA) got the start between the pipes for the Rocket. The forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears

Mason Morelli – Mike Vecchione – Sam Anas
Henrik Rybinski – Henrik Borgstrom – Garrett Pilon
Shane Gersich – Hendrix Lapierre – Julian Napravnik
Kale Kessy – Riley Sutter – Jake Massie

Aaron Ness – Logan Day
Gabriel Carlsson – Vinny Iorio
Bobby Nardella – Dylan McIlrath

Scratches: Lucas Johansen (lower body injury), Ethan Frank (upper body injury), Mike Sgarbossa (paternity leave), Matthew Strome (lower body injury),

Recalls/Re-assignments: Alex Alexeyev was recalled by the Capitals on Tuesday, November 8. Lucas Johansen was returned to Hershey on Wednesday, November 9.


The Bears opened the scoring with a tally from Hendrix Lapierre (3) at 6:48 of the first frame. Shane Gersich (3) and Gabriel Carlsson (3) had the helpers. Lapierre has goals in back-to-back games.

The Bears made it 2-0 with a power play marker from Bobby Nardella (2) at 14:30 of the initial stanza. Hendrix Lapierre (7) and Mason Morelli (7) had the assists.

The first period concluded with the Bears holding the 2-0 lead. Laval led in shots 12-8. Laval was 0 for 2 and Hershey 1 for 1 on the power play in the first 20.

Hershey is now out-scoring opponents 14-6 in the first period of games this season.


The Bears stretched their lead to 3-0 on a beautiful rush. Mason Morelli found Gabriel Carlsson who dished to Sam Anas (2) for the finish. Gabriel Carlsson (4) and Mason Morelli (8) had the assists.

The middle frame ended with the Bears leading 3-0. Bears led in shots 8-3 in the middle frame and 16-15 after two periods. Laval was 0 for 4 on the power play and Hershey 1 for 1 on the power play after two periods.

The Bears penalty kill improved to a perfect 10 for 10 for the weekend.


The Rocket closed the gap to two goals a 4:36 of the final frame. Anthony Richard (9) notched the tally. Tory Dello (2) had the lone assist.

The Bears had a 3-on-0 breakaway midway through the period but Julian Napravnik was unable to pull the trigger.

Henrik Rybinski (2) added an empty net goal late. Garrett Pilon (5) and Henrik Borgstrom (3) had the assists.

The Bears are back in action on Friday when they wisit the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre. Puck drop is set for 7:05 PM.


    • AHL box score
    • Attendance: 9,695
    • Bears led in shots 27-26.
    • Zach Fucale stopped 25 of 26 for a .961 sv%.
    • Hendrix Lapierre led all Bears in shots with 4.
    • The Bears penalty kill went 11 for 11 for the weekend.
    • Stars of the game: 1) Hendrix Lapierre, 2) Zach Fucale and 3) Bobby Nardella.


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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4 Responses to Hendrix Lapierre and Sam Anas Score In Back-To-Back Games, As Bears Down The Rocket, 4-1

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nelly has the Bears hitting on all cylinders right now.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    Very impressed with Bears PK this weekend, going perfect 11 for 11. They were obviously a huge reason for the weekend sweep.

  3. novafyre says:

    Great weekend for Bears AND Rays.

  4. dwgie26 says:

    Love Lapierre getting first star. He was flying around. His first step on the first goal was awesome.

    Also really liked Rybinski. I feel like he could be in the mix for 4RW next year. He is tough and can chip in. Thought Carlsson looked good on dee.

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