Chris Bourque is a really good hockey player. He’s also been consistently one of the best Calder Cup Playoff performers in the history of the league. That is why on Sunday afternoon in Providence he became the American Hockey League’s all-time Calder Cup playoff assist leader with 81 helpers.

The record we all thought was originally broken last Sunday became reality when Bourque fed defenseman Madison Bowey a pass in overtime. Bowey sent home a wrister from the point to give Hershey a 3-2 series lead over the Providence Bruins.

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Former Bear David Leggio Dances Like Drake, Dabs After Shutout

On January 5, 2016, in News, Video, by Chocolate Hockey

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Former Hershey Bear David Leggio is currently playing for EHC Red Bull München in Germany and is playing fairly well. Though 14 games with the team, Leggio has eight wins and five losses with three shutouts and a .925 save percentage. On Thursday, Leggio celebrated his third shutout with a little dance for the fans.

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Only twelve people in 78 seasons have accomplished such a feat. Saturday night Chris Bourque joined the ranks of Willie Marshall, Mitch Lamoureux, and Ralph Keller as he scored his 400th point as a Hershey Bear with an assist on Paul Carey’s goal in the third period.

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Former Bear and AHL MVP Keith Aucoin to Switzerland

On June 14, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace

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Two time Calder Cup champion Keith Aucion is heading overseas. The leading scorer for the Chocolate and White during the 2009-10 campaign has signed a deal with Ambrì-Piotta of the NLA in Switzerland. After spending 13 seasons between the AHL and NHL, Aucion will play in Europe for the first time in his career.

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Hershey Bears Free Agency Thread 2013

On July 5, 2013, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

We here at Sweetest Hockey on Earth are following today’s free agent signings. We will keep you posted and any current or past Hershey Bears player signings. Come back to this post often for updates.

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Global Warming: Hot Chocolate Melt IceCaps, 2-1

On December 11, 2012, in Game Recap, by Matt Trust


Despite scoring the game winning goal, Tomas Kundratek is left out of the three stars during Hershey’s 2-1 win over St. John’s (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth, October, 2012)

After Tuesday’s close win over the St. John’s IceCaps, the Hershey Bears have now won six of their last eight games. Braden Holtby was once again on top of his game, stopping 32 of 33 St. John’s shots. Tomas Kundratek recorded the game-winning goal on the power play just 40 seconds into the third period, to give Hershey a 2-1 lead.

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Keith Aucoin Makes Grand Return to Hershey

On November 26, 2012, in News, by Kyle Mace


Keith Aucoin playing for Toronto Sunday night in Hershey (Photo by Kyle Mace)

Keith Aucoin may be in a different uniform, but Hershey Bears fans treated him like he still wore the chocolate and white on Sunday night. Aucoin returned to Hershey for the first time since signing with Toronto in the off season. Aucoin got an ovation every time his name was announced and even when he took the ice in warmups.

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Penguins Top Bears, 3-1 in First Game of Playoffs

On April 20, 2012, in Game Recap, by Kathryn Hedrick

Dany Sabourin sees a shot enter his net. All photos by Kyle Mace.

The quest for the 12th Calder Cup began tonight. Even though the Bears are viewed as the underdogs in the series, we know that they’re not going down without a fight (literally and figuratively).

It wasn’t a strong start for the Bears. After twenty minutes, they only had three shots on goal and were down one goal. It could’ve been worse, however. Dany Sabourin was back and doing his best to keep his team in it. The Penguin goal came from Colin McDonald just ten seconds into their first power play of the night.

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Chocolate Fix 3/21/2012

On March 21, 2012, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

A little luck never hurt anyone. St. Patrick’s Day jerseys from Saturday. Photo by Kyle Mace.

The Bears have followed up a lackluster weekend with one where they grabbed three wins and all six available points in the standings. It started with a Friday night win at home over Adirondack. Saturday brought Albany to town and another win. Then both teams traveled to Albany for the back end of the home-and-home series where the Bears picked up the final win of the weekend.

Tonight the Bears will be looking to avenge the losses in St. John’s by welcoming the Ice Caps to the Giant Center for the first time. It’s also Hersheypark pass night, so be prepared for a big crowd even though it is a Wednesday game. You can check out the pre-game from Tim Leone.

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Chocolate Fix 3/14/2012

On March 14, 2012, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

T.J. Syner photo from Dennis Pause on Flikr.

Another week closer to the playoffs and unfortunately the Bears first trip to see the Ice Caps wasn’t a good one. They played two games there last week. St. John’s dominated the first meeting, but the Bears were able to salvage a point in a shootout loss the second night.

In other news here at SHoE, Kathryn caught up with former Bear (and a fan favorite) Steve Pinizzotto. The biggest news of the week (and perhaps to date) was the announcement of the first ever Bears Viewing Party. Take a look at the announcement and if you are on facebook you can RSVP to the event on there.

Now on to the Bears news in the rest of the world…

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