Report: Stan Galiev heading to Russia, KHL

On July 1, 2017, in News, by Kyle Mace

In an interview with Championat, Stan Galiev says he will be heading to Russia in attempt to play for the Russian National Team in the 2018 Olympics.

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Madison Bowey celebrates his game winning overtime goal against Providence in game five of the Atlantic Divison Finals Sunday afternoon in Providence (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

The Hershey Bears faced a big challenge in Game 5 against the Providence Bruins Sunday afternoon. With a tied series, the Bears had the opportunity to come home with a lead or a deficit. They did just that thanks to another overtime win at Dunkin’ Donuts Center by a 3-2 final score.

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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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The Hershey Bears were unable to close out their series with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Wednesday night, as the Phantoms took the game in overtime on Chris Conner’s breakaway goal. Hershey rematches the Phantoms with another chance to close things out on Saturday.

The game was similar to the first in the series, as both teams played a tight-checking game. Hershey had its best start of the series, energized by the loud crowd at Giant Center.

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VIDEO: Hershey Bears Soccer Challenges

On December 22, 2016, in Video, by Kyle Mace

Last week, Riliegh McHugh and I invited a few of the Hershey Bears to try some soccer challenges with us at In the Net in Palmyra. Six players accepted and we split them up into two teams. Team Riliegh: Garrett Mitchell, Christan Djoos, and Ryan Bourque; and Team Kyle: Chris Bourque, Joe Cannata, and Stan Galiev.

Huge thanks to Healthy You Cafe for providing us with food for the video shoot!

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Photo: Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey – 2014

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.

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HERSHEY, PA – Pheonix Copley shakes Bryan Lerg’s hand after Hershey’s game 4 win over Worcester in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)


A playoff game usually doesn’t result in a 10 goal effort, but the Hershey Bears put together their best offensive game of the season and beat the Worcester Sharks 10-4 on Friday night to advance to the Calder Cup conference semi-finals.

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PHOTOS: Hershey Takes Game One Against Worcester

On April 25, 2015, in Game Recap, Photos, by Chocolate Hockey

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Worcester, MA – Chris Conner enters the ice before game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals against the Worcester Sharks (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)


It was a difficult way to win a game, but the Bears had a come from behind victory in game one of the Calder Cup Eastern Conference quarter-finals Friday night in Worcester. An outstanding performance from goalie Pheonix Copley, who had a 41-save night, along with a great overall team effort propelled the Chocolate and White to a 4-1 victory over the Sharks.

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Stan Galiev Recalled by Washington Capitals

On April 7, 2015, in News, by Kyle Mace

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On Tuesday morning we were greeted with a news that Stan Galiev was recalled to the Washington Capitals. Galiev, who is having a career year, scoring 25 goals with 20 assists, including leading the AHL in power play goals. After grinding out the last two years spending time between the AHL and ECHL, struggling to stick in Hershey, the young star is getting his shot.

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PHOTOS: Lehigh Valley Takes OT Game in Hershey, 5-4

On February 8, 2015, in Game Recap, Photos, by Chocolate Hockey

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HERSHEY, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms celebrate their OT win over Hershey on Sunday night (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)


Sunday night was a chance for the Hershey Bears to continue their dominance against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and East Division. After a big OT win the night before against Wilkes-Barre, Hershey’s division lead was at five points coming into Sunday. A day win for Wilkes-Barre over Bridgeport would promise the Bears could not gain any ground, but still hold that five point lead.

Looking for their fifth straight win against Lehigh Valley, the Bears and Phantoms went back and forth all night long.

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