Stan Galiev celebrates with Travis Boyd and teammates after Boyd’s overtime winning goal against Providence Sunday night at Giant Center. (All photos: Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

Troy Mann said in his postgame interview following the Hershey Bears’ 3-1 loss in Game 1 that it wasn’t how much your power play scores, but when they score. That turned out to be the turning point of Game 2, as Christian Djoos scored in the late moments of a power play with 2:30 on the clock in the third period to tie the game at two apiece. Travis Boyd completed the comeback less than six minutes into overtime, and the Bears took the second game of their series with the Providence Bruins by a final score of 3-2.

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We’ve known this was coming since Friday, but it Monday it was made official: Jonas Siegenthaler is joining the Hershey Bears once again.

The six-foot-three-inch defenseman will join the Hershey Bears for the final month of the regular season after playing for the Zurich Lions of the National League A in Switzerland this season. Siegenthaler was expected to start the 2016-17 season in Hershey but returned home to Switzerland for personal reasons.

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The Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals have announced defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler has exercised his option to return to Switzerland.

The Switzerland native played six games for Hershey, scoring his first AHL point in his first AHL game against Lehigh Valley in Hershey’s 8-0 win on March 23.

Siegenthaler, 18, was drafted by Washington in 2015, 57th overall in the second round. Bears PR director Scott Stuccio said Siegenthaler is expected to return in July for Capitals developmental camp.

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Hershey Bears Emojis – Series 6: Defensemen

On April 4, 2016, in Artwork, by Chocolate Hockey

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is emoji week here at Chocolate Hockey! We will be finishing off our 2015-16 Hershey Bears emoji set with each player being featured as an emoji all this week. We kick it off with the rest of the 2015-16 Hershey Bears defensemen.

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Hershey Bears FIFA 16: Jakub Vrana vs. Jonas Siegenthaler

On March 26, 2016, in News, Video, by Chocolate Hockey

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived. Jakub Vrana v. Jonas Siegenthaler. FIFA 16. Two of the biggest prospects in the Washington Capitals organization take each other on in one of the most popular videos games ever made.

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Allentown, PA – Jonas Siegenthaler poses with the puck from his first AHL point after Hershey’s 8-0 win over Lehigh Valley Wednesday night. (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

In Hershey’s historic 8-0 win last night over Lehigh Valley, the newest Hershey Bear Jonas Siegenthaler scored his first AHL point with an assist on Erik Burgdoerfer‘s second period goal.

“It was a good, high paced game,” the 18-year-old said after the win. “I really enjoyed to play with the Bears. It was a lot of fun.

“They’re great guys; they’re helping you all the time. I would not say [tonight] was easy, but since the team helps you a lot, it made [my first game] easier.”

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