Author Archives: Eric Lord

About Eric Lord

Eric has been a Hershey Bears fan since attending his 1st game at age 8. He has been a season-ticket holder since the 2009-10 season and has been writing about Hershey Bears hockey since 2012. His favorite Bears memory is the team's 1996-97 run to the Calder Cup Championship where Hershey was 5-0 when facing elimination. Eric graduated from Fordham University in 2000 with a bachelors in communication and from Iona College in 2005 with a Masters in Journalism. He is also a photographer and serves as an assistant soccer coach for the Pottsville Area High School girls soccer team.

Icing the Chocolatetown Team: Projecting The Hershey Bears’ Opening Night Roster

Photo: Tori Hartman Projecting the Hershey Bears’ Opening Night roster is not an easy task. There are still moving parts with players still in attendance of the Washington Capitals’ training camp. Another factor that can affect the lineup is a … Continue reading

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A New Leadership Core In Chocolate Town: Who Will Become Captain and Alternate Captains For The Hershey Bears

Photo: Tori Hartman Last season, the Hershey Bears leadership core consisted of captain Garrett Mitchell and alternates Chris Bourque and Zach Sill. That entire group is gone. Mitchell remains unsigned and Bourque (Bridgeport) and Sill (Czech Republic) have signed elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Chris Bourque leaves legacy of excellence in Hershey

Chris Bourque sent a heartfelt “thank you” to Hershey Bears fans via his Twitter account on Thursday. The farewell tweet signals the end of the left winger’s tenure with the Bears. Bourque leaves quite a legacy in Chocolate Town. 

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Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Nathan Walker

We continue our prospect review and forecast series with a review and forecast for Nathan Walker.  (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page right here.) 

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Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Riley Barber

With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft now in our rear view mirrors, we are breaking-down the last 12 months for each of the Washington Capitals prospects and provide a forecast for the coming season. We continue this series of reports with … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Hope Prospects Can Aid in Turnaround

Coming off their worst season since 2002-03, change was inevitable for the Hershey Bears. It started with the Washington Capitals not renewing the contracts of Hershey head coach Troy Mann and assistant coach Ryan Murphy. (Mann and Murphy’s replacements have … Continue reading

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Mid-season Awards for the Hershey Bears

Photos: Tori Hartman Sunday night’s 3-0 victory over the Charlotte Checkers was the 37th game of the season for the Hershey Bears. They will hit the midway point of their 76 game schedule on Wednesday night. The Bears still have … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Pushing for More Playing Time in Hershey

Photo: Tori Hartman Pheonix Copley is one of the best goalies in the American Hockey League (AHL) and is the clear number one netminder for the Hershey Bears. Lately, Copley’s understudy has been shining brightly in net. After a rough … Continue reading

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Aaron Ness’ Return is An Early Christmas Present for Hershey

The calendar may still read November, but Christmas came early for the Hershey Bears on Wednesday. Veteran defenseman Aaron Ness was assigned to the Bears by the Washington Capitals after clearing waivers. That assignment was a Christmas gift for Hershey. … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears’ Player Report Cards: At the Quarter Pole

Photos: Tori Hartman The Hershey Bears came out of the gate slowly in the 2017-18 season, winning just one of their first seven games. The slow start was not totally shocking considering the Bears had several new faces, a young … Continue reading

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