PRE-GAME UPDATE: Bears at Pirates – 10/18

20151018_141306Madison Bowey and Nathan Walker will be the healthy scratches today for the Bears.

Tune into the pre-game show beginning at 2:20, as I asked head coach Troy Mann how difficult it is to decide on who to sit when you have to get players in a game.  The players going in today for their first games of the season are Caleb Herbert (who will play center) and Christian Djoos (who will pair up with Aaron Ness).

Lots of line combination changes with these two replacements:

1. Sean Collins will go back to his natural LW position (and I have a chat with him airing in the first intermission touching on that).  He plays with Zach Sill and Garrett Mitchell, breaking up the checking trio that had…

2. Liam O’Brien.  Moves to 4th line LW with Caleb Herbert and Dustin Gazley.

3. Travis Boyd moves up to the second line C spot, and will complete an all-rookie prospect line featuring Jakub Vrana and Riley Barber.  Watch out for this line today… should be fun to see this trio.

4. Aaron Ness moves to the right half of his D-pair (Djoos).

Air time in 6 minutes.  In-game updates through the afternoon.