Orlov’s Immediate Impact in Hershey

A few years ago, Hershey was graced with the arrival of a 19 year old defensive stud at the end of the season. Fresh off his Junior campaign, John Carlson stepped immediately into a key role and announced to the world that he was ready for a bigger stage. Granted, the expectations were high, and […]

Braden Holtby Contest!

It’s no secret to the fans in Hershey that Braden Holtby’s got a bit of a rough side.  He’s been known to take matters into his own hands when his defensemen don’t clear his crease, and in recent seasons he’s taken his share of roughing, cross-checking, and slashing penalties in the AHL. We here at […]

Tommy Frew and his quest to become the oldest rookie in the NHL

  A few weeks ago, my buddy Jared Aulin invited me to join a group he had started on Facebook.  I clicked the link, and became wrapped up in a story so powerful that I couldn’t resist wanting to share it with the world.  He formed the group to support his friend, Tommy Frew, in […]

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Winnipeg Free Press “columnist” Gary Lawless bashes the Bears

Here’s a Headline for ya Gary. “Juvenile ‘Columnist’ Disgraces Rich Tradition of Journalistic Integrity” Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press has done it again.  When will this guy ever learn?  We know that as bloggers, it’s hardly fair of us to criticize those working under the constant pressure of deadlines and travel schedules, but […]

Where are they now: Quintin Laing

Every once in awhile, a player emerges on the scene as an unlikely fan favorite. He joins the organization, captures the hearts of many (for a plethora of reasons) and earns himself a cult-like following. In recent Capitals history, one player that comes to mind when discussing folk heroes is Quintin Laing. Laing was an […]

Jay Beagle continues the call-up trend

Despite the brooding, sullen, scarf-wearing images we were shown on the 2nd episode of HBO’s Caps Pens 24/7 last week, George McPhee must be feeling pretty good these days. McPhee has been preaching patience and development in Washington for quite some time now, and it seems to be paying off.  No, we haven’t won a […]

Great Expectations

  Mondays like this are especially difficult.  Some say that the music of my favorite band sounds like suicide music.  In fact, one friend of mine often notes that if Blue October is on my iPod in the car, he’s going to grab his razor blades to slice his wrists.  I’m listening to Blue October […]

Hershey Weekend Primer: Battle of PA & 2-fer at the Phantoms

On the Schedule this Weekend: Friday – Hershey Bears @ Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins (Penguins’ AHL affiliate) – 7:05pmSaturday – Adirondak Phantoms (Flyers’ AHL affiliate) @ Hershey Bears – 7:00pmSunday – Adirondak Phantoms (Flyers’ AHL affiliate) @ Hershey Bears – 5:00pm Watch: Online: – Offers a Single Game pass $6.99; a Team pass – for […]


Hershey Bears Throwback Jersey Auction

After Saturday’s frustrating 3-2 loss to Rochester, the Hershey Bears auctioned off the special throwback jerseys they wore to commemorate the AHL’s 75th anniversary.  Jersey Auctions are not new to the Bears.  Hershey holds them a few times a year, sending proceeds to numerous Hershey Bears charities within the community.  This auction was no exception, […]

Hershey Home Opener: Your Bears Weekend Guide

It’s Friday and if you’re an AHL fan, that means its hockey time! If you’re a Bears fan, you’ve been waiting 4 months for this weekend to come, the weekend of the home opener. Fear not, for you have only 1 more day to wait! On the schedule this weekend: Friday – Hershey Bears @ […]

Hershey Weekend Update 10/11/10

  The Bears began their regular season on the road this weekend, and came away from it with three points out of a possible four.  Hershey fell to Wilkes Barre-Scranton in a shoot-out on Saturday night before coming from behind to earn the W in Rochester Sunday evening.  Goalie Braden Holtby was in the crease […]

Capitals Convention Kid’s Panel (aka Blogger Development Camp)

I had the pleasure of sitting in on the Kids’ Panel at the Capitals Convention this past Saturday.  The reviews last year were nothing short of rave, and I missed out (hey, they scheduled it during the Hershey Bears Panel), so I made it a point to be there this year. By now you may […]

HBO is taping Capitals Penguins for 24/7? I’m already living it.

As you may have read earlier over at Capitals Insider, the NHL and HBO’s 24/7 are teaming up to create “a four-episode all-access series on the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins leading up to this year’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day” following the success of their Hard Knocks series.  Whether you love or hate […]

A look ahead at the Bears’ schedule: October

Games: 10 (+ 3 preseason games) Back to Back games: 03 Games in 3 Nights: 3 (10/1-10/3 – Home & Home with Wilkes Barre Friday & Saturday & Bridgeport visits Sunday; 10/22-10/24 – Friday @ Wilkes Barre, Saturday & Sunday Adirondack visits Hershey; 10/29-10/31 – Friday @ Syracuse, Saturday Wilkes Barre visits Hershey & Sunday […]

So who is Training Camp invitee Matt Hendricks, anyway?

It’s amazing how the journeys of hockey players always seem to return them to familiar places and faces.  It seems that as the Washington Capitals’ training camp begins, many Hershey Bears fans will have the opportunity to root for a very familiar invitee.  The Capitals announced yesterday that former Bear Matt Hendricks will be taking […]