Bears Fall To Penguins, 5-1, Joe Snively Scores First Of The Season

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Hershey Bears fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-1 Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. The loss drops the Bears record to 4-2-0 on the season.

Clay Stevenson got the start between the pipes for the visiting Bears. Joel Blomqvist got the start in goal for the Penguins. The forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Mike Vecchione – Mike Sgarbossa – Ethen Frank
Joe Snively – Garrett Roe – Alex Limoges
Ivan Miroshnichenko – Hendrix Lapierre – Pierrick Dube
Bogdan Trineyev – Riley Sutter – Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Colin Swoyer – Dylan McIlrath
Chase Priskie – Logan Day
Jake Massie – Vincent Iorio

Mitch Gibson
Clay Stevenson

Scratches: Aaron Ness (upper body injury), Jimmy Huntington (injury), Ryan Hofer, Alex Suzdalev, Julian Napravnik, Matt Strome, Nicky Liebermann, Henrik Rybinski, Dmitry Osipov.

Recalls: Hunter Shepard was recalled by the Capitals on Tuesday.


The Penguins opened the scoring with a power play goal from Alex Nylander (1) at 2:54 of the first. Sam Poulin (1) had the lone assist.

And that was it for the first frame. The Penguins led in shots 8-6. The Penguins were 1 for 1 on the power play while the Bears did not have a man advantage in the first period.


The Bears tied the game midway through the middle frame on a snipe from Joe Snively (1) at 8:05 of the second period. Garrett Roe (1) and Dylan McIlrath (1) had the helpers.

But the Penguins regained the lead less than two minutes later. Sam Houde (1) notched the go ahead tally at 12:46 of the period. Jack St. Ivany (1) and Avery Hayes (1) had the assists.

The second period concluded with the Penguins leading 2-1. Hershey led in shots 8-7 in the second period with the Penguins leading 15-14 after two periods. The Bears were 0 for 1 and the Penguins 1 for 2 on the power play after two periods.


The Penguins made it 3-1 less than two minutes into the final frame. Sam Houde (2) recorded his second of the game on the power play at 1:28. Avery Hayes (1) and Ty Smith (2) had the assists.

The Penguins made it 4-1 following a turnover by Vinny Iorio in the Bears defensive zone. Marc Johnstone (1) picked up the loose puck for the score at 5:28.

The Penguins quickly made it 5-1 less than a minute later on a goal from Vinnie Hinostroza (2) at 6:00 of the third period. Alex Nylander (1) and Jack Rathbone (1) had the helpers.

And that would be the final.


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 Bears Fall To Penguins, 5-1, Joe Snively Scores First Of The Season

  1. Brianna says:

    Hershey started Garret Roe who is 35 years old over Alexander Suzdalev who is 19 years old I want to see Alexander play

  2. DWGie26 says:

    I would too! They keep rotating the 2C spot. I would try Limoges there (he also plays center) and puts Sudz on wing.

  3. novafyre says:

    Tonight the Stingrays followed the Caps’ model scoring the first 3 goals, letting the Growlers score twice, then scoring the final 3. Lukosevicius scored 2 goals, Wilkins and O’Neil each scored a goal, Maass and Magera each had a goal and an assist, while Kim, Adams, Empey, McDonald, Fraser, and Moore each had an assist. Garin made 23 saves. Rays owned the Sin Bin ranking up 23 minutes to the Growlers’ 6. They need to stop that.

  4. Brianna says:

    Wow NovaFyre 23 minutes is a lot

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