Hershey Comes Out On Top Against Bridgeport In A 3-2 Win
–The Hershey Bears hosted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the second time this year in a back and forth 3-2 win. The scoring would only begin in the second period as Phoenix Copley would stop all ten shots thrown his way in the first period. Hershey would welcome back two fan favorites, with Madison Bowey playing his first AHL game of the season after returning from Washington, and Ryan Bourque, although in a Bridgeport sweater would hit Giant Center ice once again.
Bridgeport would score first at 8:03 in the second period with Casey Bailey getting his fourteenth goal of the season to make it 1-0. At 15:49 Zach Sill would send a perfect pass to Hampus Gustafsson who would tally his first ever AHL goal tying the game 1-1. It only took Bridgeport seconds to pull ahead when at 16:45 in the period Josh Ho-Sang would make it 2-1.
Hershey would return for the third period with fire in their eyes, and just over three minutes into the period tie the game. Madison Bowey would get his first assist in Hershey along with Wayne Simson as Liam O’Brien found the back of the net making it 2-2. This would be O’Brien’s fifteenth goal in 2017-18 adding to his career high scoring year.
Gustafsson would get another point in the game with a pass to Anthony Peluso who would score the game winning goal at 15:18 in the final marker.
Hershey was outshot 28-26. This brought Hershey’s record to 26-29-4-5.
Hershey will be on home ice again tomorrow for a matchup with the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drops at 7pm with the home team sporting special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys that will auctioned off after the game to raise money for charity.