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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.

Bears Facing Must-Win Situation In Game 3 Against Charlotte

Photo: JustSports/Hershey Bears In a seven game playoff series, it technically is not a must win game until a team is facing elimination. The Hershey Bears are not quite at that point in their second round Calder Cup playoff series … Continue reading

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Series Preview: AHL’s Top Team Charlotte Awaits Hershey in 2nd Round

Photo: Tori Hartman Rookie Brian Pinho sent the Hershey Bears into the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs with his overtime goal in game five against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Their reward is a meeting with the top team … Continue reading

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Hershey’s Two-Headed Monster: Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek Backstop Bears Return To Winning Ways

Photos: Tori Hartman Most hockey teams have a clear-cut number one goalie designated for the playoffs. The Hershey Bears are different. They have two bona fide number one goalies in Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek, and rather than choose one, … Continue reading

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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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