2006-2007 Hershey Bears Information & Game Thread II
In an effort to keep the boards clean I want try to keep all Bears discussion in a single thread...so if you have a question about the Bears or want to talk about how they did in their last game, do it here
9/12/2006 3:50:00 PM - The HERSHEY BEARS have announced that regular season tickets for all BEARS home games went on sale to the general public this morning. Currently, the BEARS have all 40 home games and 2 exhibition games on sale at the GIANT Center Box Office. Highlighting the 2006-07 season will be the opening night celebration of the 2006 Calder Cup Championship on Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Season tickets for HERSHEY’S 2006-07 season are still available by calling (717) 508-BEAR. Several different ticket plans are available. Tickets to all BEARS home games and the Washington Capitals exhibition game in GIANT Center can be purchased by visiting the GIANT Center Box Office or calling(717) 508-BEAR.
hell half the team is gone, it'll be interesting when the banner is raised
It's the way of life in the AHL. Heck, when the Bears won the Cup in 1997, the home opener the following season featured the Hamilton Bulldogs as our opponent. Their starting goalie was J. F. Labbe, who had taken the Bears to the Cup a few short months earlier.
With the exception of Peter Vandermeer (what the hell were they thinking), I'm happy with the free agent signings, and the Caps have a good bunch of young players coming through, so I'm pretty pumped up for the opener. Not crazy about opening with two weekends on the road, but they'll have plenty of support for those games.
Interesting quote by Hanlon regarding Flash as far as keeping him playing a position he has been playing at (LW)
In the wake of last season's dazzling-dominating playoff performance, it's hard to imagine what more the third-year pro has to prove in the AHL. But the Caps are deep at left wing, and head coach Glen Hanlon snuffed speculation that Fleischmann might switch to right wing.
"No, I want him to come here and play his best," Hanlon said.
"Because of the season he had and how well he played in the playoffs, I think everything you read is that he is projected to move into this lineup. I think there's pressure that comes with that when you're 22 years old. I don't want to add on, have him try to play another position."
Having Clymer on D opens a spot on the wing. If Flash starts the season with the caps, gets sent down after a few games and is the first callup if Semin or Ovechkin misses a game then I think thats a pretty good situation for him. We seem very very deep this year, which I like.
Wow, that is pretty cool. Wouldn't hurt Dovgan's dev to get him over to Hershey. Though there are a lot of rookie D already there...Pokulok/Schultz/Hunt and I'm forgetting someone now, lol.
Pokulok, Schultz, and Hunt are the only ones. Well, theyre the only Caps prospect rookies in the AHL, which are the only ones as far as I'm concerned. on Forward they have Stefanishion and Werner who are rookies though. A 4th rookie prospect on D wouldn't hurt, plus MacNeill after juniors this year if he's still in the system by that time.
Looking promising about Dovgan - the Bears site roster has been modified - looks like the tc roster now (the players still with the Caps have been temporarily removed and invites are added). I added a * for players with Bears contracts and ** for the players I believe are training camp invites; please update/correct; I wonder if they are bringing in another goalie just for the weekend until Daigneault or Cassivi joins camp
Name Position Height Weight Birthdate
2 TREVOR BYRNE Defense 6'4" 207 05/7/1980
4 MARC BUSENBURG Defense 6'1" 190 12/7/1977 *
29 DEAN ARSENE Defense 6'2" 200 07/20/1980
33 DERYK ENGELLAND Defense 6'2" 197 04/3/1982 *
34 SASHA POKULOK Defense 6'5" 233 05/25/1986
37 TYLER SLOAN Defense 6'3" 205 03/15/1981 *
40 DONNY GROVER Defense 6'2" 209 01/17/1983*
42 JEFF STATE Defense 6'6" 215 09/17/1979 ** (played with Reading, and of course, plugged in for Bears on D during the Cup run)
46 VIKTOR DOVGAN Defense 6'2" 202 02/27/1987 ** (Caps draft pick)
10 JOEY TENUTE Center 5'9" 188 04/2/1983
15 MATT HENDRICKS Center 6'0" 215 06/17/1981 *
22 PETR TATICEK Center 6'2" 183 09/22/1983
23 JONAS JOHANSSON Right Wing 6'2" 210 03/18/1984
24 LOUIS ROBITAILLE Forward 6'2" 207 03/16/1982
36 STEPHEN WERNER Forward 6'1" 200 08/8/1984
38 MATT STEFANISHION Right Wing 6'3" 226 10/5/1983
39 BRENDAN BERNKEVITCH Right Wing 6'1" 205 07/14/1982 *
41 DOUG CHRISTIANSEN Forward 6'5" 245 05/23/1978 ** (played a few games for Bears last season and other AHL teams, played with Reading most of last season)
43 MALCOLM MACMILLAN Center 5'11" 190 02/8/1982 ** (played with Reading last season)
44 LUKAS DRAKE Center 5'10" 185 02/6/1980 ** (coached by Bob Woods when with Miss Sea Wolves, played in UHL last season)
30 DAREN MACHESNEY Goalie 6'0" 182 12/13/1986
Last edited by sk84fun_dc: 09-22-2006 at 10:49 AM.