The Hershey Bears are on a seven game road trip, starting first in Michigan, against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday October 12, 2018. The puck was supposed to drop at 7Pm, but started much later due to refrees who arrived late to the arena, as long as it being the Griffins first home game of the season.
The scoring would open up with Griffins’ center Wade Megan beating AHL Rookie Ilya Samsanov at 7:42 in the first period. It would take Hershey almost ten minutes to answer back, with Liam O’Brien finding the stick of Sergei Shumakov, who would shoot one past Grand Rapids goalie Harri Sateri, making it 1-1. At 17:42 in the period, Carter Camper would send the puck flying to teammate Filip Zadina, who would put the Griffins ahead by 1. Thirty seconds later at 18:12 in the period, Matt Puempel would put the Girffins ahead by two making it 3-1 Grand Rapids headed into first intermission.
The second period started with a quick Hershey Bears unassisted goal from Sergei Shumakov. It would be his second of the night, and bring the Bears within one making the score 3-2. Former Hershey Bears’ Carter Camper would give the Griffins their fourth goal of the game, also unassisted, at 12:13 in the middle period. Filip Zadina would head to the box on an interference call at 14:27 in the period. Eleven second later it would be Connor Hobbs who took advantage of the Power Play, tightening the gap for Hershey to 3-4. Lucas Johansen and Shane Gersich would get themselves a point each for assists on the play. At 15:36 Liam O’Brien would get sent to the sin bin for cross-checking and Filip Zadina would get a Griffins power play goal to yet again put the Griffins ahead by two. The score would be 5-3 headed into the final period with Grand Rapids outshooting Hershey 20-14 in forty minutes of play. The only goal of the third period would come from Grand Rapids’ forward Dominic Turgeon and Hershey would fell to the Griffins 6-3. Hershey was outshot 27-22 in the game, went 1-3 on the power play.
The Hershey Bears are headed to Milwaukee to take on the Admirals tomorrow night, Saturday October 13, 2018. Puck drop has been changed from 7PM to 8PM due to the Milwaukee Brewers National League Championship Series home game two! Zach Fisch will be calling all the road trip shots on the Bears Radio Network!