It took 75 games and some help from the Springfield Thunderbirds, but the Hershey Bears can finally say they are playoff bound after taking a 2-1 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday night. Hershey faces Providence tomorrow with a chance to alter their first round opponent, which currently is the same Penguins team they faced tonight. A win would have them facing Lehigh Valley.

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Aaron Ness Lost His Mind After Travis Boyd Scored (Video)

On May 16, 2016, in News, Video, by Chocolate Hockey

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There were a lot of hugs and smiling faces after Travis Boyd scored his series-winning OT goal against Wilkes-Barre Sunday night. But there was not a better celebration than Aaron Ness‘ on the bench right after the roof came off of Giant Center.

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Carter Camper scored a highlight reel goal on Sunday night, and my goodness was it pretty. After shaking and baking the entire Wilkes-Barre defense, his dangles were worth number four on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays.

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In the second period of Sunday night’s game 7 between the Hershey Bears, Carter Camper scored one of the most insane goals you will ever see. Honestly, there are no words for this goal. Just watch it.

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JUMPMAN JUMPMAN JUMPMAN, THAT BOYD UP TO SOMETHING

One of the all-time best Hershey Bears series ended the only way it could: with an overtime goal. Here are the 23 best photos from Sunday night’s game.


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HERSHEY, PA – Liam O’Brien punches Tom Sestito in the face during Hershey’s 5-3 win over Wilkes-Barre Wednesday night. (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

The Hershey Bears won one of the most dramatic games in Giant Center history Wednesday night. This game had a lot coming starting all the way on Monday night after Tom Sestito and Liam O’Brien had some top notch banter on Twitter.

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Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Tom Sestito (right) reacts to having a penalty called on him after hitting Garrett Mitchell from behind in game four of the Atlantic Division finals Monday night (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

Mondays are normally the worst day of the week, but the night of Monday, May 10 was definitely a fun one.

Prior to Game 4 of the Hershey Bears and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Atlantic Division Finals, the two teams had what we are calling The Tea Party at The Red Line during warm-ups. It all started after Tom Sestito was looking to start trouble skating up and down the red line in warm-ups, going from Chris Bourque to Zach Sill, then Liam O’Brien, who he has some past history with.

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Prior to game 4 of the Atlantic Divison Finals between Hershey and Wilkes-Barre, we had a bit of a get-together.

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HERSHEY, PA – Steve Oleksy looks at the play during his return to Giant Center Sunday night against Hershey (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)


One year ago, Steve Oleksy scored a goal for the Hershey Bears, setting off the flight of thousands of teddy bears onto the ice at Giant Center. A year later, the 29-year-old blueliner found himself on the other side of the goal.

“Being part of [the teddy bear toss] before you kind of expect it,” Oleksy said after the game. “That shows the support Hershey gives to the Bears here. It’s a little different being on the other bench as the teddy bears rain.”

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Via @Siena812

Our good pal Siena in Wilkes-Barre tweeted us a photo from Friday night’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Albany Devils game, and it’s one that hurts.

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