When watching the video of Bears captain Garrett Mitchell being told he was getting his first NHL call-up, you could feel the emotion coming through whatever screen you were looking at, even though there might not have been much excitement on Mitchell’s face. “When I look at the video, even my wife goes ‘You don’t look that excited,'” said Mitchell. “Honestly, I could have started crying right there. I couldn’t have been more excited.
“I didn’t know it was coming. Once [Troy Mann] said Chandler [Stephenson’s] name, I was kind of like ‘Oh man.’ I was very happy for Chandler, but that’s always something you hope might be you. But then he goes ‘He’s been waiting for six years…’
After over 350 AHL games, and parts of eight seasons in Hershey, Garrett Mitchell has finally made it to the NHL.
Days after clinching the President’s Trophy, the Capitals rewarded the Bears captain with his first call-up almost eight years after being drafted by the organization. The Regina, Saskatchewan native has only played in a limited number of preseason games for the Capitals in his career, and never an NHL regular season game. Sunday night that should all change.
On a snowy Saturday, many of you are probably wanting something to entertain you. ChocolateHockey.com want to provide you with just that. Which brings us to our fourth set of Hershey Bears emojis!
This set we name the “Young Guns” as these emojis feature the young stars on this Bears squad. Caleb Herbert, Chandler Stephenson, Christian Djoos, Madison Bowey, Riley Barber, and Travis Boyd have now been emoji-ified.
After being down four goals with 35 minutes left on Saturday, the Hershey Bears have rattled off ten goals and two wins. The Bears current line-up looks a lot different than it did a few weeks ago. Centerman Chandler Stephenson is still injured with an upperbody injury, Zach Sill is still called up to Washington and currently suspended. Aaron Ness and Ryan Stanton are working Washington’s blue line as Brooks Orpik and John Carlson are both on injured reserve. Despite all of that, the Bears are staying strong, taking games a weekend at a time.
CALGARY, AB – APRIL 9: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 9, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
The Washington Capitals announced Wednesday they have agreed to terms with centerman Mike Richards. Richards, 30, has had legal issues over the past year, but has now landed himself a job with the Capitals organization.
There could be many reasons that the Capitals made this signing, but one in particular sticks out: the lack of depth at center. The position has very little depth in Hershey currently as Chandler Stephenson is currently out and Zach Sill is on recall to Washington.
The Bears were working with two true centers since Saturday when it was announced Stephenson had an upperbody injury. Now with the signing of Richards, Hershey could regain Sill, or even the former Philadelphia Phantom in Richards.
Earlier this week, in a locker room in historic Hersheypark Arena, we had three Hershey Bears players try their best at a holiday tradition with a hockey twist. Chandler Stephenson, Liam O’Brien, and Nathan Walker made Gingerbread Zambonis – and we want you to vote on the best ones! Watch the video, visit each player’s individual page to get a better look at the creations, and then vote!
The Washington Capitals made six cuts from their training camp roster Monday morning, setting up their final roster of 24 players. Included on that opening night roster are seven players who played with Hershey last season. Stan Galiev, Philipp Grubauer, Chris Brown, Nate Schmidt, Andre Burakovsky and Dmitry Orlov. Burakovsky and Orlov played only small stints with Hershey last year. Both Galiev and Grubauer make the opening night roster for the first time in their careers.
Each season the Hershey Bears see a good number of new faces joining the team. Some of these guys become so popular that fans will buy their jerseys or t-shirts throughout the season. A big part of those jerseys are the numbers. So what numbers will the newest Bears wear? That’s what we want to know!!