Riley Barber’s last major injury was in March 2015. An MCL tear sidelined the winger for the end of his college career. While he had the entire offseason to recover with that injury, his most recent injury, one to his right hand, has placed him out of the line-up mid-season for the first time. “It’s way different,” said Barber. “You’re around the team, but you’re not really a part of it. It’s been hard, but I’m excited to get back.”

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A few days ago, I was tweeted a video called “adventurous adventures of the hershey bears ft @kyle_mace” by @tmhjesslyn. While the video was super awesome, it was way too short. So I asked Jesslyn if she could make a longer Bears related video and my goodness did she deliver.

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Parker Milner makes a save in the second period of Hershey’s Saturday night win against St. John’s. (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

Parker Milner made his first start in Chocolate Town for the Hershey Bears on Saturday night and impressed the 10,456 fans at Giant Center. 29 saves in his second win of the season promises Hershey they will win the week as they take down St. John’s, 5-2.

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Photo courtesy: JustSports Photography

After a disappointing beginning to the 2017 calendar year, the Hershey Bears finished off the month of January strong with points in three straight. After almost a week off for the All-Star break, the picked right back up where they left off, beating the Binghamton Senators 5-3 Friday night.

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Thursday morning the Bears were back on the ice at Giant Center after a four-day break for the All-Star Challenge in Allentown. While Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd represented the Bears, the rest of the team received a much-needed rest as they prepare for the final half of the season.

“With 32 games left, we’re certainly in a good battle,” head coach Troy Mann said. “There’s so much inter-divisional play that you can’t rule out getting as high as second. We have to play real good hockey and build off of last weekend.”

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Nathan Walker Out 4-6 Weeks with Broken Hand

On February 1, 2017, in News, by Kyle Mace

The Hershey Bears announced today that forward Nathan Walker will miss four to six weeks after sustaining a broken hand on Saturday.

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Wednesday morning EA Sports announced they have released a special Chris Bourque card in NHL 17 Hockey Ultimate Team in honor of his performance at the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic.

Bourque, who was captain of the AHL All-Star team’s Eastern Conference squad, posted one goal and four assists in the game. The Atlantic Divison lost to the Central Divison in a shootout after not losing a game in their first three games.

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Every year, in conjunction with the Hershey Bears, Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar coordinates a fundraising night at their locations where Hershey Bears players make an on-site appearance to meet guests, sign autographs, guest bartend, etc. to benefit “Running for Rachel,” a yearly 5K which supports Duodenal cancer research.

Rachel Guss, for which the charity was named after, was a local to the Harrisburg area and was known by many Arooga’s employees. She lost her battle with the aggressive illness in 2011. Last year this event raised over $8,000 in just two hours to benefit the charity’s annual 5K.

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Doug Yingst and Bryan Helmer Inducted into AHL Hall of Fame

On January 30, 2017, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

Their names are synonymous with the great tradition of Hershey Bears hockey. Now their names are forever enshrined with the legends of the American Hockey League. Monday morning in Allentown, Doug Yingst and Bryan Helmer became the newest members of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame. Yingst’s career with the Bears began as a sales and promotions director. It ended when he retired last season after 34 years, completing his run as President and General Manager. His four Calder Cup championships as General Manager equals the most in league history.

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Since December 31, the Hershey Bears are on a 1-7-2-0 skid, possibly the worst ten game skid in the current affiliation with the Washington Capitals. It’s time to address some of the issues.

After a tough week getting three out of a possible six points going into the Christmas break, the Bears faced a jam packed week to end 2016. A week off sparked a quality win in Lehigh Valley for the Chocolate and White, but since then things have not been great.

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