During a game in February 2010, Mathieu Perreault would score four goals against Bridgeport in a 9-2 clobbering of the Sound Tigers. That was the last time a Bears player scored four goals in a game. Over 2,500 days later, that “days since last four-goal game” poster got reset.

Paul Carey has been super hot as of late. But coming into Saturday night’s game, not may people would have predicted the performance he would put on. Midway through the first period, Carey would score his 20th and Hershey’s first goal of the game. Almost 20 minutes later, Carey would put home his second goal of the night. Then with nine minutes left in the third, Carey would complete the hat trick to put Hershey up for good.

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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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Twitter Confuses Garrett Mitchell and John Mitchell

On March 4, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace


On Tuesday the Washington Capitals announced they had traded John Mitchell and Martin Erat to Phoenix. Mitchell, you recall, was acquired in the trade that sent Mathieu Perreault to Anaheim.

But initial reports stated that it was Garrett Mitchell, not John, who had been traded to the Coyotes.

That led to some chaos.

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John Mitchell and Martin Erat Traded to Phoenix

On March 4, 2014, in News, by Kyle Mace

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The Washington Capitals have traded Martin Erat and Bears forward John Mitchell to the Phoenix Coyotes for forward Chris Brown and defenseman Rostislav Klesla. The trade came Tuesday night after a long day of trades in the NHL.

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Hershey Jr. Bears Quebec Team Wins First Tournament Game, 5-1

On February 16, 2014, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

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Photo via Hershey Bears PeeWee Quebec Team Facebook page

The Hershey Jr. Bears Quebec team is off to a hot start, winning their first game of the Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament. The mini-Chocolate and White players beat Slovakia K&B Stars by the score of 5-1 Sunday morning.

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Monday night in Washington, D.C. will be a homecoming for Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau. The 58-year-old Toronto native made hockey in the nation’s capitol fun again, reviving the Washington Capitals after many slumping seasons.

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John Mitchell Reports to Hershey in Mathieu Perreault Trade

On September 29, 2013, in News, by Matt Trust

Mathieu Perreault (left) was traded Sunday to the Anaheim Ducks. Perreault was a large part of Hershey’s 2008-09 and 2009-10 Calder Cup (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

With the Washington Capitals needing to cut one more man off the opening night roster before tomorrow, they do so via trade. The Capitals have announced former Bear forward Mathieu Perreault has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks organization.

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Chocolate Fix 1/25/2012

On January 25, 2012, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

Photo credit: Mitchell Layton (and hijacked from our sister blog RMNB)

I’d rather not talk about this past weekend, but there were 3 games. Here are recaps from Friday, Saturday and Sunday all resulting in no points. The only good things to come out of this past week was an announcement that the All-Star Classic would be on TV and the Bears continued their tradition of reading in schools.

Keith Aucoin voted a starter at this year’s All-Star Game. [The AHL]

This isn’t the kind of season Zach Miskovic hoped he would have, but he is still making the best of it. [PennLive]

The Old Barn hockey show had Jim Jones, John Walton and Doug Yingst join them this week. [OBHS]

Tomas Kundratek has been a nomad this season. [CSNWash]

Speaking of Kundratek, he’s back in Hershey. [Caps]

And playing in the NHL was a dream come true. [PennLive]

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Cody Eakin Impresses During First NHL Game

On November 2, 2011, in News, by Kathryn Hedrick

Eakin skates during his first NHL game. Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images.

November 1st, 2011 will always been a special day for Cody Eakin – it was the day of his first NHL game.

Luckily for him, it is a great game to look back on. After getting into a three goal deficit, the Capitals made a late comeback to win 5-4 in overtime.

While Eakin didn’t register any points, he had three major scoring opportunities including a chance at a game-tying goal. He was also credited with one hit and one blocked shot. Many people, including Coach Bruce Boudreau, were impressed with the way he handled himself, not showing many signs of nerves or jitters.

Eakin's first shift. Photo by Capitals Overtime

The announcement was made Monday morning that Eakin had been recalled by the Capitals. It was an unexpected call that he received while he was in a movie theater. He told Mike Vogel before the game that he did finish the movie before making the trip to Washington. (For the record, he liked the storyline of the movie.)

It was a nice vote of confidence from the coaches when he started the game on a line with Marcus Johansson and Alexander Semin. By the end of the game, Eakin racked up over thirteen minutes of ice time, more than Matt Hendricks and Mathieu Perreault.

It’s a big milestone for the 20-year-old to put under his belt. So far, he is definitely making the most of his time with the parent club.

Chocolate Fix 9/28/2011

On September 28, 2011, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

Coach French talks to the 2011 training camp. Photo by Brian Mills

Coverage is ramping up as the Bears begin training camp this week. Today I am at the Giant Center taking in the action. Hopefully I will be able to bring you some player news and reviews.  The other big news of the week was the announcement of the Bears and Phantoms meeting in an outdoor game on January 6th.

More outdoor game news. [LDNYDR, FOX43, AHL, ESPN]

Braden Holtby is making the best of things. [CSN]

Chris Bourque still dreams of the NHL. [Wash Times]

Mark French talks about the future of Dmitry Orlov. [RMNB]

Wondering about possible lines in Hershey? Here is some speculation. [HBHB]

More on the battle for the last Center spot on the Caps. Will it be Mathieu Perreault or Cody Eakin? [Bettor]

Jacob Micflikier helps to beat them and then joins them. [PennLive]

Training Camp day 1 report. [PennLive]