Bears Re-Assign Goaltender Hunter Shepard To South Carolina Stingrays

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The Hershey Bears introduced on Sunday that they’ve re-assigned goaltender Hunter Shepard to ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays. The Bears re-called Shepard on Wednesday, March 17, however he didn’t see any motion. In keeping with the Bears he was serving a quarantine earlier than becoming a member of the crew.


(Hershey, PA-Mar. 21, 2021)- The Hershey Bears introduced at the moment that goaltender Hunter Shepard has been re-assigned to the membership’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.

Shepard, 25, has recorded a 3-4-1 report in 9 video games with the Stingrays this season, posting a 2.76 goals-against common and a .912 save proportion. He was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month in December, accumulating a 2-0-1 report to open his skilled profession with a 1.89 goals-against common and a .935 save proportion in that span.

The 6’1″, 210-pound goaltender signed an AHL contract with the Bears final June after a prolific faculty profession on the College of Minnesota Duluth. The Grand Rapids, Minn. native guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA Nationwide Championships in 2018 and 2019, and the netminder began an NCAA-record 115 straight video games from Oct. 21, 2017 to Mar. 7, 2020. He served as a co-captain at UMD final 12 months, enjoying in 34 video games, going 22-10-2 with a 2.18 goals-against common, a .918 save proportion, and two shutouts. For the second straight 12 months, he was named the Nationwide Collegiate Hockey Convention (NCHC) Goaltender of the 12 months, and likewise earned Second-Workforce All-American honors after touchdown First-Workforce All-American honors the 12 months prior. Including to his accolades, Shepard was additionally named the Bulldog’s Most Priceless Participant for the second consecutive 12 months.

Shepard was dominant within the NCAA Match in his collegiate profession, going 8-0 with a 0.97 objectives in opposition to common and a .953 save proportion. He recorded a shutout in UMD’s 2019 title win over UMass, stopping all 18 photographs he confronted. He completed his NCAA profession with a 76-37-5 report in 119 video games, rating first all-time in UMD historical past in wins, goals-against common (1.94), save proportion (.922), and shutouts (17). He was a three-time Mike Richter Award Finalist, and a three-time All-NCHC choice in his illustrious NCAA tenure.


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