The Hershey Bears beat Wilkes Barre/Scranton in intense 4-3 Shootout
The Hershey Bears were back on home ice to take on long time rivals Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday night, earning their first win at home for the season.
It would be the Baby Pens that scored first, with Zach Aston-Reese earning his third goal of the season at 14L51 in the period. The game would go into first intermission with the Penguins ahead 1-2. Barely into the second period, Hershey would tie the game, after Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s goalie Tristan Jarry would find himself stuck behind the net after trying to retrieve a puck dumped in by Aaron Ness. With the net completely open, Mike Sgarbossa would capitalize on the situation, scooping up the bouncing puck, and shooting to score at :39 seconds. At 6:40 in the period, Teddy Blueger would find the back of the net on a quick pass from Anthony Angello, putting Wilkes Barre/Scranton up 2-1. With Aaron Ness in the box for slashing, Riley Barber would find a breakaway moment, taking the puck to the net, to earn a short-handed goal for Hershey at 11:16, tying the game for the second time of the night.
Just over three minutes into the final period Ethan Prow would put the Penguins ahead yet again, making it 3-2 Wilkes Barre/Scranton. Less than a minute later at 4:02 in the period Beck Malenstyn earned his first AHL goal to tie the game for the third time. With the game tied at 3-3 for the final minutes of the third, and a five minute three on three overtime, both teams were headed to a shootout. Ilya Samsonov would stop both Wilkes Barre/Scranton attempts to score, while Riley Barber and Shane Gersich would both make good on their attempts to get a goal. The Shutout was over and Hershey won 4-3. Hershey outshot Wilkes Barre/Scranton 39-22 and brought their recored to 3-6-0-1 for the 2018-19 season.
The Hershey Bears will host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Hershey Giant Center on Sunday night October 28, 2018. Fans are welcome toe stay after the game for a seventy five minute post game autograph session on the ice. Puck drop is at 5PM. As always Zach Fisch will be calling all the shots on the Bears Radio Network.