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.

Hershey Bears 2021-22 Season Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Alex Nylander brought the Hershey Bears’ season to a crushing end when he roofed his shot over the glove of Pheonix Copley in overtime of the decisive game three, sending the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on to the next round of the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Lucas Johansen Is (Finally) Finding His Game

Just one season ago, Lucas Johansen faced an uncertain future with the Washington Capitals organization. He was sidelined with yet another injury after taking an elbow up high in a game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Johansen’s contract was up and it was … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Assessment Of The Hershey Bears As They Approach The Midpoint Of The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Hershey Bears In a “normal” season, the Hershey Bears would have reached the season’s halfway point by now. However, with COVID postponements the team is still four games shy of the midway point this season. Nevertheless, with a short … Continue reading

Posted in Hershey Bears, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reviewing The Hershey Bears Lineup To Start The 2021-22 Season

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms Training camp for the Hershey Bears kicked off Monday and with cuts from the parent club Washington Capitals already finding their way to Chocolate Town, Hershey’s 2021-22 roster is beginning to take shape. Of course, the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hershey Bears Free Agent Focus: Forwards

Photo: Micheline Veluvolu/Rochester Americans As the National Hockey League (NHL) free agency period approaches, the Hershey Bears do not have a ton to do when it comes to their forward lineup. The Washington Capitals have already re-signed five of the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sweetening The Lineup: A First Look At The 2021-22 Hershey Bears Roster

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms A little over a month has passed since the Hershey Bears concluded their successful 2020-2021 American Hockey League (AHL) season with a 5-2 triumph over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It’s still early in the offseason, but Hershey’s 2021-22 … Continue reading

Posted in Hershey Bears, News, Players, Propsects, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

From Catching Softballs With A Goalie Glove In Daycare To Tending Goal In Chocolate Town, Hunter Shepard Is Shining In Hershey

Photo: South Carolina Stingrays Growing up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Hunter Shepard was sent to a daycare in nearby Bovey, Minnesota as a kid. The daycare just happened to be run by the mother of Adam Hauser, the starting goaltender … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Spencer Carbery Primed For Future Job In Washington

When Spencer Carbery was named the head coach of the Hershey Bears on June 26, 2018, the franchise was coming off its worst season in a quarter of a century. The club was struggling and Carbery was charged with restoring … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Alex Alexeyev Made The Most Of His Unplanned Season In The KHL: “He’s Got A Real Determination In His Game Right Now”

With the hockey season delayed indefinitely in North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Capitals loaned Hershey Bears defenseman Alex Alexeyev to Salavat Yuleav Ufa in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The decision proved to be a fortunate … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Connor McMichael’s “Clutch Gene” Has Been Clutch For Hershey

The phenomenon of athletes under pressure, often in the waning moments of a game, to summon strength, concentration and whatever it takes to succeed and change the outcome of the game. That’s what clutch is in sports. Rookie center Connor … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , | 1 Comment