Ethen Frank And Jimmy Huntington Each Score Twice, Bears Down Bruins, 5-4 In Shootout

Photo: Providence Bruins

The Hershey Bears downed the Providence Bruins, 5-4 (SO) Saturday night at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island. The victory improves the Bears record to 3-1-0 on the season.

Hunter Shepard (1-0-0) got the start in goal for the visiting Bears. Kyle Keyser got the start between the pipes for the Bruins. The forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Mike Vecchione – Mike Sgarbossa – Ethen Frank
Joe Snively – Jimmy Huntington – Alex Limoges
Ivan Miroshnichenko – Hendrix Lapierre – Pierrick Dube
Ryan Hofer – Riley Sutter – Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Nick Lievermann – Dylan McIlrath
Chase Priskie – Logan Day
Jake Massie – Vincent Iorio

Hunter Shepard
Mitchell Gibson


The Bruins opened the scoring just 1:18 into the contest. Oskar Steen (3) notched the games first tally at 1:18. Jayson Megna (3) and Georgii Merkulov (3) had the helpers.

Dylan McIlrath and Vincent Areseneau dropped the gloves in the early going, addressing unresolved issues from last night’s game.

The Bears tied the game with a power play goal from Ethen Frank at 10:02. Chase Priskie (2) had the lone assist.

The Bears took their first lead of the night in the waning seconds of the opening stanza.  Jimmy Huntington (1) notched the go ahead tally at 19:40. Alex Limoges (2) and Joe Snively (2) had the assists.

The period concluded with the Bears holding the 2-1 lead. Hershey led in shots 11-8. The Bears were 1 for 2 on the power play while the Bruins did not have a man advantage in the first 20 minutes.


The Bears and Bruins skated to a scoreless draw in the middle frame.

The Bruins led in shots 10-7 in the second period, with shots tied 18-18 after two periods.

Hershey was 1 for 3 and Providence 0 for 5 on the power play after two periods.


The Bears stretched their lead to 3-1 on Ethen Frank’s second power play goal of the game at 6:46 of the third period. Alex Limoges (3) and Mike Sgarbossa (3) had the assists.

But the Bruins immediately answered, to cut the lead to 3-2. Fabian Lysell (1) notched the Bruins second tally at 7:47 of the third period. Trevor Kuntar (1) and Jesper Boqvist (2) had the helpers.

The Bruins tied the game with a tally from John Farinacci (2) at the 12:00 minute mark. Justin Brazeau (1) and Georgii Merkulov (4) had the assists.

The Bears regained the lead late in the third period on Jimmy Huntington’s second goal of the game. Alex Limoges (4) and Chase Priskie (3) had the helpers.

But the Bruins would tie the game with nine seconds remaining in regulation, to make it 4-4 and force overtime. Former Bear Jayson Megna (2) notched the game-tying tally, assisted by Oskar Steen (2) and Mason Lohrei (2).


The overtime period went scoreless, sending the game to the shootout.

  1. Hershey: Pierrick Dube = Good, Providence: Toporowski = No good
  2. Hershey: Mike Sgarbossa = No good, Providence: Feranocci = Good
  3. Hershey: Joe Snively = Good, Providence: Lysel = No good


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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2 Responses to Ethen Frank And Jimmy Huntington Each Score Twice, Bears Down Bruins, 5-4 In Shootout

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    The Bears had offense today, which is more than their parent club has. Hopefully, someday some current Bears can provide offense for the Caps in the future.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Go Bears! 75-1-0 !

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