Zach Sill throws a ball to first base as Riley Barber and Travis Boyd look on. (All Photos: Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the rink and have some fun at another stadium. That’s what the Hershey Bears did on Thursday afternoon as they joined the Harrisburg Senators on City Island to try their hand at some batting practice.

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Riley Barber celebrates with Paul Carey after Carey’s fourth goal of the game on Saturday night against Hartford. (Kyle Mace / Chocolate Hockey)

The Hershey Bears defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack for the second time in as many nights behind four goals from Paul Carey. Hershey gets two more points to stay in fourth with rivals Bridgeport and Providence winning on this evening.

The Bears came out flying and were rewarded for their hard work as Carey picked up the puck and snapped a perfect shot over the glove of Mackenzie Skapski to make it 1-0 for the home team.

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Hershey Bears Have Epic Shootout During Practice

On January 4, 2017, in Video, by Kyle Mace

When I went to Bears practice, I was just planning on watching and getting a few quotes for a story we’ll be publishing Thursday. What ended up happening was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen at a Bears practice.

At the end of the day’s skate, Troy Mann split the team into two squads: Black and White jerseys. Each team member took one shot on goal, trying to win bragging rights (and the chance to miss out on the forever popular suicide skate), for their team. At the end of each player shooting, the score was tied 3-3, meaning they head to overtime.

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Despite having a dad that played hockey professionally, I never learned how to skate. That’s why I enlisted the help of Zach Sill to teach me after Bears practice one day! Hope you enjoy me learning how to ice skate on this episode of Riliegh At The Rink!

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Any Hershey Bears fan would be able to recognize their favorite player if they encountered them off the ice, right? There is no other way to picture the athletes than as hockey players. As for people who have never attended a Bears game? They wouldn’t have any idea that the guy standing in line behind them is a professional ice hockey player.

I asked high school students who don’t know anything about the Bears what they believe their occupations are. The students were given head shots of eleven players with the jerseys cropped out. They did not know anything about the project being conducted. These are their answers:

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Zach Sill Re-Signs with Washington on a Two-Year Deal

On June 30, 2016, in News, by Chocolate Hockey

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One of Hershey’s biggest pieces on and off the ice from the 2015-16 season, Zach Sill is returning for another two seasons. Sill, 28, agreed to terms with Washington on a two-year, two-way contract for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

The Bears alternate captain had 22 points (9-13-22) in 63 games with the Hershey this past season. In 21 playoff games, Sill posted a line of 6-4-10, including big shorthanded goals in both Wilkes-Barre and Toronto series.

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Monday afternoon the 2015-16 Hershey Bears were together for the last time, cleaning out their lockers after a disappointing end to the season. Below the jump are thoughts and reaction from Bears head coach Troy Mann, captain Garrett Mitchell, alternate captain Zach Sill, and goalie Justin Peters.

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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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Hershey Bears Emojis: Series 7 – Forwards

On April 5, 2016, in Artwork, by Chocolate Hockey

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We continue emoji week as we feature two lines worth of Bears forwards. Carter Camper, Zach Sill, Dustin Gazley, Ryan Bourque, Sean Collins, and Paul Carey‘s emojis are below the jump.

And if you’ve missed any of our earlier sets, check out the bottom of the page to see all of the players!

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CALGARY, AB - APRIL 9: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 9, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB – APRIL 9: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 9, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals announced Wednesday they have agreed to terms with centerman Mike Richards. Richards, 30, has had legal issues over the past year, but has now landed himself a job with the Capitals organization.

There could be many reasons that the Capitals made this signing, but one in particular sticks out: the lack of depth at center. The position has very little depth in Hershey currently as Chandler Stephenson is currently out and Zach Sill is on recall to Washington.

The Bears were working with two true centers since Saturday when it was announced Stephenson had an upperbody injury. Now with the signing of Richards, Hershey could regain Sill, or even the former Philadelphia Phantom in Richards.

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