RECAP | IceCaps – Bears: Caps Outmatched by Hershey’s Speed [AUDIO]

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(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)
2016-17 Season, Game 46 | Saturday February 4, 2017 
Giant Center, Hershey, PA

ICECAPS
St. John’s

St.JohnsIceCaps

2-5

BEARS
Hershey

(Photo by Amy Johnson | Rocket Sports Media)

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Hudon – Terry – Carr
Farnham – McCarron – Matteau
Scherbak – Audette – Friberg
Veilleux – MacMillan – Camara[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanley – Redmond
Brouillette – Johnston
Parisi – Lernout[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:

Danis
Lindgren

Scratches: Alexandre Ranger, Josiah Didier, David Broll, Markus Eisenschmid, Philip Samuelsson, Jeremy Gregoire

Injured Reserve: Martin Reway

Game Report

It didn’t take long for the celebrations from Friday night’s game to wear off.  Despite Charles Hudon potting an early goal to get the scoring started, there wasn’t much to cheer about in the IceCaps’ first game against the Hershey Bears this weekend.

Not long after Hudon’s goal, the Bears evened things up and then rubbed salt in the wound by eventually going up 3-1 in the first period.  The Bears outskated the IceCaps most of the night, with a speedy set of forwards and a defensive group that wasn’t opening many lanes to their goaltender.

After letting in those quick three goals, Yann Danis settled into the crease a bit better but the Bears kept coming.  Max Friberg and Brett Lernout both had strong games, and Friberg had more than one shot that should have found mesh.  Chris Terry also had a good game, and scored St. John’s only other goal off a perfect cross-ice pass from Daniel Carr.

The IceCaps seemed to spend most of the game chasing the puck and trying to keep up with their opponent.  They don’t have much time to think about what needs to improve, as they rematch against the Bears again on Sunday in a matinee game before the Super Bowl.

▲     Max Friberg, Brett Lernout, Chris Terry, Mark MacMillan

▼     Yann Danis, Anthony Camara

 Statistics 
ICECAPS   BEARS
 31 Shots 22
0 for 4 Power Play 1 for 3
6 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 IceCaps (21-19-5-1) 1 1 0 2
 Bears (23-13-7-3) 3 2 0 5
Scorers Goalies
  • STJ: Hudon (13), Terry (13)
  • HER: Carey (14), Lewington (2), R. Bourque (1), Galiev (12), Thomas (17)
  • STJ: Danis (L) 6-5-3
  • HER: Milner (W) 2-0-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Paul Carey  HER
  2. Stanislav Galiev  HER
  3. Parker Milner  HER

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview

Post-game interview with Sylvain Lefebvre

Post-game interview with Yannick Veilleux

Post-game interview with Bobby Farnham

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