Prospect Showcase Takeaways: Washington Capitals

Earlier this week, the youngest members of the Washington Capitals organization took part in a three-team, nine-game tournament known as the 2018 Prospect Showcase.  The young prospects, most of which will spend the lion’s share of their season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, played a total of three games against the prospect teams […]

New faces in Hershey: Logan Pyett and Adam Morrison

We haven’t seen a ton of movement this offseason for the Bears, but on August 17th, Hershey announced that they signed AHL veteran defenseman Logan Pyett and goalie Adam Morrison. Hershey will certainly benefit from the added depth and stability, as they look to come out of the gate firing on all cylinders this October. […]

An Offseason Tango: Who’s In and Who’s Out In Hershey?

Let’s face it: this offseason has been a rollercoaster ride. Finding ways to keep up with the Stanley Caps celebrations across the world, dealing with the losses of fan-favorites in Hershey and Washington, and the signings of new faces in the organization can make it difficult to know just who fans will be seeing on […]

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 […]