Bears Down Phantoms 4-3 in Overtime, Chase Priskie Notches Game-Winning Goal

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The Hershey Bears defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms by a score of 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, pushing their record to 7-2-0-0


Hunter Shepard got the start between the pipes for the Bears. Felix Sandstrom got the nod for the Phantoms. The forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Mike Vecchione – Mike Sgarbossa – Ethen Frank
Joe Snively – Jimmy Huntington – Alex Limoges
Ivan Miroshnichenko – Henri Rybinkski – Pierrick Dube
Bogdan Trineyev – Riley Sutter – Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Aaron Ness – Dylan McIlrath
Jake Massie – Logan Day
Chase Priskie – Vincent Iorio

Hunter Shepard
Clay Stevenson

1st Period

The first period saw nothing in the way of scoring, despite two Hershey power plays and the two division rivals combining for 19 shots on net (nine for Lehigh Valley, 10 for the Bears).

2nd Period

The Phantoms wasted little time in making up for a scoreless first, with Cooper Marody managing to put his third goal of the season past Hunter Shepard to pull Lehigh Valley ahead 1-0; assists came from Will Zmolek and Tanner Laczynski.

The Chocolate and White would answer just under three minutes later on a goal from Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who scored his first of the young season on assists from Bogdan Trineyev and Dylan McIlrath.

The Bears would take a short-lived lead just under the halfway mark of the middle frame, on a shorthanded goal from Trineyev at 11:21; Aube-Kubel picked up the lone assist. The Phantoms’ Adam Ginning would respond 30 seconds later with his second of the season to knot the game at 2-2.

Bears’ Calder Cup hero Mike Vecchione received a match penalty at the 11:59 mark, a penalty Hershey managed to kill, followed by an impressive save from Shepard who helped preserve a 2-2 tie heading into the second intermission.

At the end of two, the Phantoms and Bears had a total of 24 and 16 shots, respectively, with Shepard seeing a 15-shot barrage in the middle frame and Hershey mustering just six on Sandstrom.

3rd Period

The Bears received their third power play opportunity early in the third period when Adam Ginning was called for tripping; the Bears were unable to convert with the man-advantage.

Pierrick Dube notched his fourth goal of the season at 9:22, on assists from Ivan Miroshnichenko and Dylan McIlrath, giving Hershey their second lead of the night.

The Phantoms would once again tie the game, on a power play goal fron Jon Randall Avon; Garrett Wilson and Elliott Desnoyers were credited with assists.


With 3:28 in the overtime period, defenseman Chase Priskie scored his sixth goal of the season on an assist <ike Sgarbossa to give the Bears a 4-3 victory.

The Bears finished with 28 shots to Lehigh Valley’s 33 and only Lehigh Valley was able to score on one of their three power plays. Hershey failed to score on any of their four opportunities.

Box Score

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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3 Responses to Bears Down Phantoms 4-3 in Overtime, Chase Priskie Notches Game-Winning Goal

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Great game for the Bears!

  2. novafyre says:

    That was a difficult game. As the coach said postgame, lots of things to work on.

  3. Jon Sorensen says:

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