Between the Pipes: Ilya Samsonov

Quality goaltending has been a hallmark of the Washington Capitals’ organization dating back to the days of Olaf Kolzig, Semyon Varlamov, and, more recently, Braden Holtby. With the departure of Philip Grubauer and the subsequent calling-up of AHL goalie Phoenix Copley, the Hershey Bears were suddenly faced with a disparity in net. While Vitek Vanecek […]

An Ode to a Good Boy: Jay Beagle’s Journey to Vancouver

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, hearts around the world from Hershey, Pennsylvania to Washington D.C., and back again were broken upon hearing that Jay Beagle, the undrafted and Stanley Cup-winning center previously of the Washington Capitals had signed a 4-year, $12-million deal to become a member of the Vancouver Canucks.  Over the previous 11 seasons […]

How a Few Former Bears Helped the Capitals Win the Stanley Cup

If you’re familiar with the 2016-2017 Hershey Bears roster, then the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions roster will look very familiar. As any NHL team does when they make the playoffs, the Washington Capitals recalled quite a few of their minor league players to help assist the team in capturing their first Stanley Cup. Let’s take […]

Capitals re-sign Riley Barber to one-year deal

After being tendered a qualifying offer last week, Riley Barber agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Capitals in 2018-19. The two-way deal will pay Barber an AAV of $650k and $115k in the AHL. The 24-year-old Barber will likely return to Hershey next year for his fourth season with the team. Since […]

Thank you, Hershey

I have lived in Central Pennsylvania for my entire life, and never once did I think I was going to be a reporter for the Hershey Bears, especially at 19 years old. Growing up, I was a pretty casual hockey fan, but I never really found a true love for the sport until I was […]

Three things for Bears fans to look forward to next season

With the 2018-19 season coming to a close, the Bears may be feeling a bit of disappointment. Being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs during the 80th anniversary season was not a result that many people wanted. Despite the dark moments during this season, however, the Bears still have a lot to be optimistic about for […]

Bowey is back!

On March 13th, it was announced that the Washington Capitals were reassigning defenseman Madison Bowey to the American Hockey League, after he played in the NHL for 51 games this season. Although this may not have been Bowey’s favorite thing to hear, it is great news for the Hershey Bears. Embed from Getty Images This […]

Three Key Young Blue Liners

Currently sitting 12 points out of a playoff spot with only 16 games left in the season, the playoffs are looking like an unattainable dream for the Bears. However, through a somewhat disappointing season that has seen the team lose several key players early on, there is a silver lining: without losing those key players, […]

With 5-1-1 stretch, the Bears fighting for their playoff lives

After looking to be dead in the water just two weeks ago, the Hershey Bears have begun to show signs of life with just under 25 games remaining in the 2017-18 season. Winners of five of their last seven contests and owners of a six-game point streak, Hershey has been finding ways to win and […]