Pheonix Copley re-signs two-year deal with Washington

On June 28, 2017, in News, by Scott Payonk


On Wednesday morning, the Washington Capitals announced that they have signed goaltender Pheonix Copley to a two-year extension.

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Stephenson, O’Brien, Boyd tendered qualifying offers

On June 26, 2017, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

Washington Capitals Senior writer Mike Vogel confirmed today that Chandler Stephenson, Liam O’Brien, and Travis Boyd have been tendered qualifying offers from the team before Monday’s 5 PM deadline.

The three forwards were part of a larger group of restricted free agents Washington issued qualifying offers, which included the like of three former Bears in Philipp Grubauer, Andre Burakovsky, and Dmitry Orlov.

Stephenson and O’Brien have spent time in the NHL with Washington, with Boyd still waiting to make his NHL debut.

All three players are coming off of career years. Boyd, 23, led Hershey in points with 63 and did not miss a game for the second consecutive season. Stephenson split time between the AHL and NHL, playing in 72 games for Hershey, scoring 38 points with 28 assists. O’Brien had a breakout season, almost doubling his point total from 2015-16 with 30 points in 64 games.

Both Stephenson and O’Brien will need waivers to return to Hershey, while Boyd is waivers exempt.

Former Bear Darren Dietz was not extended a qualifying offer.

Domenic Monardo heading to Austrian Hockey League

On June 22, 2017, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

Former Hershey Bears forward Domenic Monardo has signed with Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen of the Austrian Hockey League.

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On Thursday, the Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed defenseman Christian Djoos to a two-year contract.

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Three former Hershey Bears were drafted by the newly formed Las Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday night in the NHL Expansion Draft. Cody Eakin, Deryk Engelland, and Nate Schmidt.

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Czech forward Robert Kousal (L) vies with Denmark’s forward Mathias Bau Hansen during the group A preliminary round game Denmark vs Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow on May 15, 2016. / AFP / YURI KADOBNOV

The Hershey Bears announced Wednesday morning that forward Mathias Bau Hansen has signed a contract for the 2017-18 season with the team.

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Forward Chris Bourque will return for his ninth season as a Bear after agreeing to an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season.

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Your Hershey Bears Expansion Draft Related Questions Answered

On June 18, 2017, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

There seemed to be some confusion amongst Hershey Bears fans on Sunday morning when the NHL released the available player lists for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. So we decided to let you send in any questions you might have to clarify any concerns about your favorite player heading to Sin City.

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Full Game: Relive Game Five of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals

On June 11, 2017, in Video, by Chocolate Hockey

Seven years ago Sunday, Alexandre Giroux scored arguably the greatest goal in Hershey Bears history putting the Bears one away from winning their second straight Calder Cup.

Until now, the game that was viewed by over two thousand at a viewing party at Giant Center only aired once on television. But now you can watch the full game via our YouTube channel (which you also should subscribe to while you’re over there.) Enjoy!

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Parker Milner, seen here with Hershey in February, has 69 saves through the first two games of the Kelly Cup Finals for the South Carolina Stingrays

The South Carolina Stingrays, the top ECHL affiliate of the Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals, had a rough start to the Kelly Cup Finals, in a game that began in the evening last Friday and went into the early hours of Saturday morning. The Stingrays dropped Game 1 in double overtime to the Colorado Eagles, 3-2. The Stingrays lost the second game by the same count on Sunday night, thanks to a late Colorado goal.

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