Connor McMichael And Aliaksei Protas Score In Bears 3-2 Win Over Devils


The Hershey Bears downed the Binghamton Devils, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Large Middle in Hershey. The victory improves the Bears document to 23-7-2-0 (48 factors) on the season, and clinches first place within the North Division.

The Devils struck first with a tally from Tyce Thompson within the opening body, however the Bears would reply with targets from Paul LaDue, Aliaksei Protas and Connor McMichael within the second interval to take a 3-1 lead on the second intermission.

The Devils would minimize the Bears result in one with an influence play tally early within the last body, however the Bears would maintain on for the 3-2 win.


Zach Fucale (8-2-0-1,  1.85 GAA, .930 sv%) acquired the beginning between the pipes for the Bears. Jeremy Brodeur (0-1-1-0, 2.70 GAA, .929 sv%) acquired the beginning in purpose for the visiting Devils. The beginning ahead strains and defensive pairs for the Bears:

Scratches: Riley Sutter (decrease physique damage), Brian Pinho (higher physique damage), Lucas Johansen (higher physique damage), Kody Clark (higher physique damage), Blake Pietila (decrease physique damage), Bobby Nardella (higher physique damage).


The Devils opened the scoring with a purpose from Tyce Thompson (2) at 5:27 of the primary interval.

The primary body would finish with the Devils main 1-0. The Bears led in photographs 10-7 within the first interval.


The Bears tied the sport with a purpose from Paul LaDue (3) at 12:56 of the second interval. Connor McMichael had the lone help.

The Bears would seize their first lead of the sport with a breakaway purpose from Aliaksei Protas (2) at 14:18 of the second interval. Shane Gersich (7) and Alex Alexeyev (7) had the helpers.

The Bears would stretch their result in 3-1 with a purpose from Connor McMichael (13) at 15:37 of the second interval. Brett Leason (10) and Mason Morelli (5) had the assists.

The interval would finish with the Bears main 3-1. The Bears led in photographs 16-8 for the second interval, and 26-15 after two durations. The Devils have been 0 for two and the Bears 0 for 3 on the ability play after two durations.


The Devils would rapidly minimize the Bears result in one with an influence play purpose from Mason Jobst (5) simply 29 second into the ultimate body, making it 3-2.

The Devils would have a 6-on-4 man benefit after pulling their goalie and a delay of recreation penalty on Alex Alexeyev, however the Bears would kell the penalty and maintain on for the 3-2 win.

The Bears wrap-up their 202-21 season on Sunday after they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Large Middle. Puck drop is ready for 3:00 PM.

By Jon Sorensen
Comply with @nova_caps


  • AHL field rating
  • Attendance: 967
  • Stars of the sport: 1) Connor McMichael, 2) Paul LaDue and three) Aliaksei Protas
  • Bears led in photographs 35-25.
  • Binghamton was 1 for five and the Bears 0 for 3 on the ability play.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first recreation on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the many years, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and group organizer, and most not too long ago led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Previous Dominion College, and is a Methods Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.


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