Slapshot & Slapshot Team Up In Reading

  The Reading Royals announced today that Slapshot (the Washington version) will be joining Slapshot (the Reading version) for some community outreach in Reading, Pennsylvatnia later this week.  They will be joined by the Caps’ Red Rockers as well as the Reading Spirit Squad.  The “co-mascots” and their entourages will visit Reading area schools and […]

Rock The Brock: A Few Days Behind

[Ed. Note: Rock the Brock will be a reoccuring post from Brock Kerchner, co-host of the Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket in Harrisburg, PA featuring a weekly chat on all things Hershey Bears.  Also note that we’re a little late getting this up for Brock… sorry, Brock.]   2 on the Bus– Friday night […]


Keith Aucoin Signs In Toronto

Keith Aucoin has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization on a 2-way contract ($650,000/$350,000), departing the Hershey/Washington clubs after 4 years.  While many will say that he wasn’t a big loss to Washington, he was a huge loss for the Bears.  After spending 2 years a “Bear Killer” with the Albany River Rats – […]

Hershey Bears Sign Free Agents

The Hershey Bears took a plunge into Free Agent Frenzy yesterday, signing AHL veterans C Jeff Taffe, LW Jon DiSalvatore, RW Alex Berry, and D Steve Oleksy.  Each player has the promise to contribute to Hershey in a big way this year: DiSalvatore, 31, is a known leader, having spent the last three seasons as […]

The Philadelphia Honor 5k Run/Walk to support Defending The Blue Line

We’ve been showing our love for Defending the Blue Line quite a bit here on RtR lately.  Now we want to give our readers a chance to show their love too!  The Philadelphia Honor (a kick-ass ALL Women’s hockey team in Philly) is hosting a 5k run, 1 mile walk, and Zumba party at Warminster […]


Barn Brothers: A Journey

Imagine being in high school and having your six-year-old brother tagging along ALL THE TIME. The year is 1985 and I was the six-year-old brother. My older brother, Phil, was in high school and he and three of his friends were inseparable. Phil, Rob Brown, Tony Lougee, and Pat Summers. That was the clique, and […]


Storm Clouds in Hershey?

The turmoil in DC seems to be subsiding, at least for now.  After a 3 game win streak wrapped around a non-eventful trade deadline day, it looks like things are slowly getting better.  Granted, there’s still turmoil.  Mike Knuble and Roman Hamrlik are still sitting in a spot previously reserved for Michael Nylander and Tyler […]


Vote for Defending The Blue Line.

Some exciting news just arrived from our friends at Defending the Blue Line.  As if rolling out a spiffy new and improved website earlier this week wasn’t big enough news (Click here to check it out!), they’re also in the running for a pretty big award.  The White House (yeah, that one) has named DTBL […]

Capital Perceptions of Boudreau’s and Woods’ Firings

Perception is a huge part of any business. How your operation is perceived to outsiders can make or break your success.  Today my perception of the Washington Capitals organization, which I’ve supported for quite some time is dismal at best.  First came the firing of Bruce Boudreau on Monday morning.  Granted, something had to give. […]


The New Voice of the Washington Capitals: An Interview With John Walton

As we near Washington’s regular-season NHL opener on Saturday night, all eyes are on the changes made during the off season in hopes of making Washington the most competitive hockey team this city has ever seen.  All ears, however, will be on the new voice of the Washington Capitals, John Walton.  I’ve been listening to […]

A loyal Bears listeners’ bittersweet goodbye to John Walton

Dear Washington Capitals Fans, The Caps Blogosphere is abuzz with the recent news of John Walton’s call-up to the Big Club.  There are tons of articles and blog posts out there telling you how deserving this promotion is, and how it was only a matter of time before John realized his dream.  This is not […]

Biggest Surprises of the NHL Season

Looking back on a entire season as a whole is difficult.  Sometimes it takes a while before we’re able to do it (especially since you have to allot the mourning period after another early playoff exit).  Well, finally, we’re looking back on the season that was 2010-2011 as well as some key events that transpired […]


A Retrospective on Hershey’s un-Bearslike Playoff Exit

I was in Copps Coliseum in Hamilton on June 7th of 2007.  Nights like last night (as infrequent as they are) always take me back there.  I watched the Bears throw everything they could at the Hamilton Bulldogs, but nothing they did was enough.  I watched the minutes, then seconds tick down on the clock.  […]


Tommy Frew Update

  As you know, we here at RtR are huge supporters of Tommy Frew as he continues on his journey to become the oldest rookie in the NHL.  What looked to be a big break in Tommy’s aspirations (an invitation to join the Reading Royals last month), ended up falling apart.  Now that the dust […]

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Hershey Playoff Primer – Round One

Thursday night marks the beginning of the second season for the Bears in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  And while the logo and location of the team they’re facing in the first round this season are different from last, many of the players are not.  The East Division’s 2nd place Bears’ are facing off against the 3rd place […]