Bears Recall Hunter Shepard From South Carolina


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The Hershey Bears introduced on Monday that they’ve recalled goaltender Hunter Shepard from their ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.


Hershey, PA-Apr. 5, 2021)- The Hershey Bears introduced right now that goaltender Hunter Shepard has been recalled from the membership’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.

Shepard, 25, has recorded a 6-5-1-1 file in 14 video games with the Stingrays this season, posting a 2.84 goals-against common and a .915 save proportion. He was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month in December, accumulating a 2-0-1 file 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 Coleraine, Minnesota 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 yr, taking part in 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 yr, he was named the Nationwide Collegiate Hockey Convention (NCHC) Goaltender of the Yr, and in addition earned Second-Workforce All-American honors after touchdown First-Workforce All-American honors the yr prior. Including to his accolades, Shepard was additionally named the Bulldog’s Most Worthwhile Participant for the second consecutive yr.

Shepard was dominant within the NCAA Event in his collegiate profession, going 8-0 with a 0.97 targets 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 file 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.

The Bears presently have goaltenders Pheonix Copley and Zach Fucale on their roster.

Probably unrelated, the NHL commerce deadline is one week from right now.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

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