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.

First Look at the Hershey Bears Forward Corps For 2020-21

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Heading into the 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season, the Hershey Bears have a potentially deep and potent lineup, as sixteen forwards who suited up for the Bears last season are under contract. To that group, … Continue reading

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First Look At The Hershey Bears Defense And Goaltending For The 2020-21 Season

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers While the start of the 2020-21 American Hockey League (AHL) season still remains somewhat up in the air, the lack of a start date has not affected the roster of the Hershey Bears from beginning to … Continue reading

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AHL Season On The Brink: Opportunity Lost For Hershey Bears

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers David Andrews probably didn’t expect his final season as president of the American Hockey League (AHL) to go quite like this. He most likely expected to award the Calder Cup to the league’s champion in June … Continue reading

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Trio of Hershey Bears Headed for Group VI Free Agency

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Following the conclusion of last season, Hershey Bears forwards Nathan Walker and Riley Barber became Group VI unrestricted free agents, with both players eventually departing the organization. Walker inked a deal with the defending Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Sophomore Surge Key to Hershey’s Success

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Before COVID-19 brought the hockey season to a screeching halt, the Hershey Bears were pushing for an Atlantic Division title and were among the top teams in the American Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. That push to … Continue reading

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Sweet Signing Rewards: Philippe Maillet Leading The Way In Hershey, PA After Slow Start to The Season

Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Great Save Productions/Hershey Bears After a slow start to the 2019-20 season, Hershey Bears forward Philippe Maillet has raised his game and has arguably been the Bears’ best player since the turn of the new year. The emergence … Continue reading

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Brian Pinho’s Offensive Rise A Boost For Hershey

Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Hershey Bears/Great Save Productions Brian Pinho entered his second professional season with an uncertain role. He was coming off of a less than stellar rookie season with the Hershey Bears and was in a position where he had … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Halfway Point: Plusses & Minuses From The First Half Of The Season

Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Great Save Productions/Hershey Bears The Hershey Bears hit the midpoint of their season Friday night after defeating their rivals Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2-1, winning on Shane Gersich’s goal in the sixth round of the shootout. After topping Cleveland 4-2 on … Continue reading

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Czech’ing In: Vitek Vanecek’s Rise To The Top In Hershey

Photo: Caroline O’Connor/Great Save Productions/Hershey Bears From the moment he stepped on the shores of North America, Vitek Vanecek has been somewhat in the background, possibly even overlooked. He somehow always seemed to find himself behind other higher profile goalies … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Shane Gersich

When Shane Gersich joined the Washington Capitals organization after completing his collegiate season in 2017-18, he was viewed as a potential top six forward with high offensive upside. However, that offensive game has not been the staple of Gersich’s young … Continue reading

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