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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.

Tyler Lewington’s Quiet Ascension To The NHL

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When Washington Capitals training camp kicked-off back in mid-September, there were several unanswered questions related to the teams roster. How will the Caps get under the salary cap? Who will replace Evgeny Kuznetsov … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Weekend Preview: Bears Look For First Victory In Week 2

Photo: JustSports Photography/Hershey Bears After dropping both of their first two games of the season on home ice, the Hershey Bears head into the second weekend of the season still in search of their first win. It’s a rivalry weekend … Continue reading

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5 Key Training Camp Battles Ahead For The Hershey Bears

Photo: JustSports/Hershey Bears With the start of training camp just around the corner, battles for roster spots and playing time loom for the Hershey Bears. Here are five key battles to keep an eye on. 

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Projecting The Hershey Bears Forward Lines For The Start The 2019-2020 Season

Photo: JustSports Photography As training camp approaches, the Hershey Bears have a lot of forwards in their den. Currently, there are 12 players with NHL contracts, five with AHL contracts and one on a professional tryout agreement. That is 18 … Continue reading

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Naming A Captain In Chocolate Town

Photos: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Last season, Spencer Carbery, Head Coach of the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears, elected not to have a team captain for his relatively young squad. Instead, he chose to go with a rotation of … Continue reading

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Burgdoerfer, Hughes Signings Add Veteran Presence to Hershey Blue Line

Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire, Via Associated Press With the loss of veteran defenseman Aaron Ness in free agency and the pending departure of Ryan Sproul, Tyler Lewington was left as the lone veteran presence on the Hershey Bears’ blueline. The Hershey … Continue reading

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Forward Focus: A Look At The Hershey Bears Forward Corp For the 2019-2020 Season

Photos: Bridgeport Sound Tigers The offensive outlook for the Hershey Bears took a turn for the better when the Washington Capitals re-signed Mike Sgarbossa to a two-year, two-way contract on June 29. The top scorer for the Bears last season … Continue reading

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Blueline Battle Brewing In Bears Town

Training camp is still a few months away, but the Hershey Bears already have a battle for ice time brewing on defense. The Bears have eight defensemen under contract who figure to start the season in the minors and that … Continue reading

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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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