Bears need a bounce back as Penguins come in WednesdayPosted on November 20, 2012
HERSHEY-The Bears hit the ice for practice Tuesday, getting ready for the team's first Wednesday home game of the season. After two losses in three tries last weekend, Hershey welcomes Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to town to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. The Chocolate and White start a new week in need of standings points in the Eastern Conference race, ranked last in the five-team East Division, and one point from the bottom of the conference. It's early, and a good week could turn Hershey fortunes quickly, but one-quarter of the season will be complete this Sunday. After a date with the Pens Wednesday, the Bears are off to Adirondack to face the Phantoms Saturday night in Glens Falls, NY. Toronto comes to Giant Center Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Some other notes to chew on, chocolate flavored and otherwise... -Forward Ryan Stoa is still out due to injury, and the possibility looms that a forward could be assigned to ECHL Reading. Tim Leone of the Patriot-News has more on the potential roster movement here. -Congratulations to Reading goaltender Philipp Grubauer, named the ECHL's goaltender of the week after two wins last week. The Royals look for a franchise record 10th straight victory Wednesday at home against South Carolina. -The Capitals could be heading to a high school rink near you. Take a look at the matchups, and vote for the game you want to see us cover. You might see your favorite high school team get the NHL coverage treatment, as well as the ancillary benefit of seeing what Mike Vogel really looks like up close. -Two months from today, Hershey will take it outside to face Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Hershey Outdoor Classic at Hersheypark Stadium in Chocolatetown. It's going to be quite a show, with a 5:00 p.m. start under the lights. Hope you're making plans to attend.