The Hershey Bears hosted the Rochester Americans on Sunday evening and did not disappoint. It was a lively game that wouldn’t be decided in regulation and ended with the Bears coming out on top with a 3-2 win in overtime.
Travis Boyd would score first and the crowd went wild, however the goal would be called off due to incidental contact, but losing the goal wouldn’t get the best of Hershey. Just over ten minutes into the period Brendan Guhle would go to the box on a slashing call. At 12:24 Riley Barber would take advantage of the extra man advantage and make it 1-0. Joe Whitney would get his first point as a Hershey Bear with an assist on the play.
In the second period, at 14:31, Seth Griffith would send one past Vitek Vanecek, tying the game at 1-1. The rest of the period and most of the third would go scoreless, until just over two and a half minutes before the end of the game Eric Cornel would put Rochester ahead 2-1.
Hershey wouldn’t be outdone, and Wayne Simpson would speed down the ice, to a crowd going wild. His first shot attempt would miss the mark, but miraculously he would find the puck again and with 2.8 seconds left in the final minute of play the game was 2-2.
As the game is forced to a three on three overtime, it only took Hershey 1:32 to win the game. Newly acquired Joe Whitney would get a very loud and excited welcome from fans as he scored his first goal for Hershey to get the win.
This win brings Hershey record to 19-25-3-4. Hershey will be back in action up north as they head out for a Canada road trip. Friday night will find them in Laval, QC for the first time in franchise history to take on the Laval Rockets. Puck drops at 7:30pm.