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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.

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

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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

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Garrett Pilon Emerging As NHL-Level Talent For Hershey

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins The Toronto Maple Leafs selected American center Auston Matthews with the first overall pick in the 2016 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. Eighty-six picks later, the Washington Capitals drafted an American center of their own in … Continue reading

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Zach Fucale Shining In Goal For Hershey Bears

Photo: Holy City Sinner Back in 2013, Zach Fucale was the first goalie taken in the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadians selected him with the 36th overall pick in the second round. There were high hopes … Continue reading

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Season Preview: Hershey Bears Kick-Off 2020-21 Season Friday Night Against Binghamton Devils

Photo: Binghamton Devils After a four-month delay, the Hershey Bears are poised to start their 2021 American Hockey League (AHL) season Friday night when they face the Binghamton Devils in Newark, New Jersey.[Note: Friday’s season opener against the Devils was … Continue reading

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Depth Issues Remain For The Hershey Bears As Training Camp Nears

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers With American Hockey League (AHL) training camps set to open in the coming days, the Hershey Bears are finally ready to get their 2020-21 season underway. The Bears now have a clearer idea of who is … Continue reading

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The Latest Projected Roster For the Hershey Bears Is Riddled With Uncertainty

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Just a few short months ago, the Hershey Bears looked like they were a lock to field a Calder Cup caliber roster for the 2020-21 season. The projected roster was deep with scoring power on offense … Continue reading

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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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