The Hershey Bears downed the Bridgeport Islanders, 3-1 Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey. Logan Day, Chase Priskie and Alex Limoges scored for the Bears in the win. The victory improves the Bears record to 8-3-0 on the season.
Clay Stevenson got the start between the pipes for the Bears. Jacob Skarek got the start in goal for the visiting Islanders. The forward lines and defensive pairs for the Bears:
Mike Vecchione – Mike Sgarbossa – Ethen Frank
Joe Snively – Henrik Rybinski – Alex Limoges
Ivan Miroshnichenko – Ryan Hofer –Pierrick Dube
Matthew Strome – Riley Sutter – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Aaron Ness – Dylan McIlrath
Jake Massie – Logan Day
Chase Priskie – Vincent Iorio
Scratches: Jimmy Huntington (upper body injury), Bogdan Trineyev, Garrett Roe, Alexander Suzdalev, Colin Swoyer, Nicky Leibermann, Dmitry Osipov.
Recalls and Re-assignments – Julian Napravnik was released by the Bears this week.
The Islanders opened the scoring with 6:53 remaining in the opening stanza. Samuel Asselin (2) notched the game’s opening tally with a netfront, gritty goal at 13:07. Paul LaDue (1) and Jeff Kubiak (1) had the helpers.
— Bridgeport Islanders (@AHLIslanders) November 4, 2023
Day 🚀 for his second of the season!
🍏 Rybinski pic.twitter.com/nKMW0qiHGM
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 4, 2023
The game remained tied heading into the first intermission. Bridgeport led in shots 10-4 in the first 20 minutes. The Islanders were 0 for 1 and the Bears 0 for 3 on the power play.
The Bears and Islanders skated to a scoreless draw in the middle frame.
Hershey led in shots 11-9 in the second period, with Bridgeport leading 19-15 after two periods.
Bridgeport was 0 for 1 and Hershey 0 for 4 on the power play after 40 minutes of play.
Heatin’ up 🔥@priskie4‘s got his second of the season and points in four straight!
🍏 Limoges pic.twitter.com/g3aGEHnVRk
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) November 5, 2023
The Bears quickly made it 3-1 on Alex Limoges second goal with the Bears. The tally was setup by a nice centering pass from Joe Snively.
— Capitals Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) November 5, 2023
That would be the final.
Shots finished 27-23 in favor of the Islanders. Stevenson went 26-for-27 for Hershey to pick up his third win of the season; Skarek went 20-for-23 in the loss for Bridgeport. Hershey was 1-for-6 on the power play; the Islanders went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.