The Hershey Bears closed out the weekend on Sunday evening, determined to sweep the week in a rematch against the Springfield Falcons. Similar to last night, the Bears drew first blood, only to see Springfield answer back.
Following a pass in the trapezoid behind the net from Chris Brown, Dustin Gazley banked a low shot into the net after hitting goalie Niklas Treutle. Gazley’s second goal of the weekend came at the 6:39 mark, but the lead would last less than a minute. Greg Carey scored for the second time in as many nights for the Falcons to tie the game.
Just like last night, both teams entered the dressing room at first intermission with a goal a side.
To continue the theme comparing last night’s tilt to tonight, Springfield grabbed a second period lead once more. Alex Grant tallied for the on a blast with 12:36 to play in the period.
Shortly after, Madison Bowey was leveled dangerously into the boards providing the Chocolate and White a five minute power play work with. Following a two power play goal game last night, the Bears were unable to cash in on the long advantage.
Once more, the Bears trail the Falcons by one goal heading into the third period.
Travis Boyd played the role of Chris Bourque and tied the hockey game with 7:42 left in regulation. It forced overtime, and Hershey claimed their fifth point of the weekend. Unfortunately the point gain on the weekend ended at five, as the Falcons capitalized in the 3-on-3 overtime.
41 seconds into the extra frame, Dustin Jeffrey banged home a loose puck behind Justin Peters to round out a 3-2 final.
Regardless, five out of six standings points on the weekend is nothing to frown about. In addition, a roster filled with young guns continue to show excellent resiliency in the third period, battling back and eating standings points.
Submitted by intern Matt Trust