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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.

Pivotal Game 3 Looms For The Hershey Bears

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers In a best-of-five, first round Calder Cup playoff series, game three is usually a crucial game. This is especially true when the series is tied at a game apiece. That is the exact situation the Hershey … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears – Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 1st Round Calder Cup Playoff Series Preview

Photo: JustSports/Hershey Bears After a one year absence, the Hershey Bears return to the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Bears will face the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. It is the first playoff appearance … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Regular Season Review: A Tale Of Two Seasons

Photo: Tori Hartman The 2018-19 American Hockey League (AHL) season did not start well for the Hershey Bears. The Bears began the season 0-5 and by the time 2018 ended, the team was mired in last place with a record … Continue reading

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The Case For Hershey Bears’ Spencer Carbery For AHL Coach Of The Year

Photo: PennLive/Youtube As 2018 came to a close, a 5-7-0-1 December saw the Hershey Bears sitting in last place in the Atlantic Division with 30 points. They were seven points out of the last playoff spot and a second straight … Continue reading

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Connor Hobbs’ Improvement A Key in Hershey’s Turnaround

Photos: Tori Hartman Coming off a huge offensive season with the Regina Pats in the Western Hockey League (AHL), Connor Hobbs came to the Hershey Bears with high expectations for the 2017-18 American Hockey League (AHL) season. The young defenseman … Continue reading

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Midpoint Pluses & Minuses for the Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears reached the midpoint of the season with a 3-0 victory at Lehigh Valley on Saturday night. The Bears are not where they want to be in the standings, as they sit in last place in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Quarterly Report: Hershey Bears In Playoff Mix At Quarter Pole Despite Poor Start

Photos: Tori Hartman A team cannot win a championship in the first 18 games of the season. However, a slow start can hinder a team’s chance at making the playoffs. The Hershey Bears started the 2018-19 season winless and pointless … Continue reading

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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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