Vitek Vanecek earned his first shutout of the season Saturday evening against the Charlotte Checkers, the puck dropped at 6PM in Charlotte. It was their second matchup with Charlotte of the weekend, and it didn’t take long for Liam O’Brien to earn his fourth goal of the season at 3:28 in the first. This goal would put Liam at the top of the leader board for goals on the season, and would find Garrett Pilon and Connor Hobbs both an assist on the play. The end of the period would only see a handful of penalties with Hershey headed to the box once, and Charlotte sitting for a total of six minutes for three separate infractions.
The second period would open up much like the end of the first with a minor penalty for both teams to start out the period. It would be Steve Whitney, brother of former Hershey Bears Joe Whitney, earning his first goal in chocolate and white at 9:07 in the second. This would put Hershey ahead 2-0. The rest of the game would finish with tons of penalties for both teams and no more goals. The Bears were able to kill eight penalties for the game and earned one goal on the power play.
Hershey finished with thirty minutes in penalties and Charlotte with thirty two. The Bears were outshot 25-24 and improved their record to 2-5-0-1. Hershey will finish out their seven game road trip against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7PM on Friday October, 26. Listen to the game on the Bears Radio Network with Zach Fisch calling all the shots!