Clay Stevenson, Bears Blank Phantoms, 2-0

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Hershey Bears downed the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-0 Saturday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. Clay Stevenson stopped all 24 shots he faced and Mike Vecchione and Pierrick Dube tallied for the visiting Bears. The victory improves the Bears record to 9-3-0 on the season.


Clay Stevenson got the start between the pipes for the visiting Bears. Parker Gahagen got the start in goal 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 – Garrett Roe –Pierrick Dube
Ryan Hofer – Riley Sutter – Henrik Rybinski

Aaron Ness – Chase Priskie
Jake Massie – Logan Day
Dmitry Osipov – Vincent Iorio

Clay Stevenson
Mitch Gibson

Scratches: Bogdan Trineyev, Matthw Strome, Colin Swoyer, Nicky Leibermann.

Recalls and Re-assignments – Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Hunter Shepard were recalled by the Capitals on Friday. Dylan McIlrath was recalled by the Capitals Saturday afternoon. The Capitals re-assigned Mitchell Gibson from ECHL South Carolina to AHL Hershey on Friday. Alexander Suzdalev was re-assigned to Mora IK of HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden-2) earlier this week.


The Bears opened the scoring with a tally from Mike Vecchione (5) at 10:04 of the first frame. Mike Sgarbossa (10) had the lone assist.

And that was it for the first 20 minutes. Hershey led in shots on goal, 8-6. Lehigh Valley was 0 for 1 on the power play. Hershey did not have a man advantage in the first frame.


The Bears stretched their lead to 2-0 on a goal from Pierrick Dube (5) at 10:07. Logan Day (1) and Aaron Ness (3) had the helpers.

And that was it for the middle frame. Hershey led in shots 8-7 in the second period and 16-13 after 40 minutes of play. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play after two periods.


The Bears and Phantoms skated to a scoreless draw in the final frame.

Lehigh Valley led in shots, 24-21. Both teams were 0 for 2 on the power play.


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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1 Response to Clay Stevenson, Bears Blank Phantoms, 2-0

  1. Anonymous says:

    Go Bears!

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