11/30/2008 - After a historic thumping of the Philadelphia Phantoms Saturday night at GIANT Center, the BEARS return to action Sunday to wrap up a stretch of four games in five nights. The Norfolk Admirals make its first appearance in central PA in 2008-09 on Sunday, with face-off slated for 5:00 p.m. The BEARS have won eight straight games, its longest streak since winning 10 in a row in March, 2002.
For the second time in two weeks, HERSHEY delivered a 9-0 win at home against an East Division rival. The BEARS scored four times in the first period and cruised to a nine-goal win against Philadelphia. The win was the most lopsided in the history of the Philadelphia Phantoms franchise, and in turn the biggest win the BEARS ever posted against their Turnpike rival. Greg Amadio was named the game's number one star, scoring two goals including HERSHEY'S first short-handed tally of the year. Goaltender Daren Machesney earned his second shutout in two weeks, while Keith Aucoin, Graham Mink and Alexandre Giroux all enjoyed three point nights.
Norfolk comes to town Sunday following a stirring 4-3 overtime win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Norfolk Scope Saturday night. Paul Szczechura scored for the Admirals with just 5:06 remaining in the third period, and Matt Smaby won the game for the home team 2:13 into sudden death. The Admirals reside in sixth place in the East Division with a 7-11-1-3 record.
Around the East Division Sunday, the only other team in action besides the teams at GIANT Center is the Binghamton Senators. The Sens are in Hamilton Sunday in the back half of a home-and-home set with the Bulldogs.
Sunday's game can be heard via the BEARS Radio Network (100.1 FM, 1490 AM, Sportsjuice.com, AHLLive.com) beginning with the pregame show at 4:40 p.m. John Walton has the call of the action. Tickets are still available for Sunday's game at the GIANT Center box office, or by calling (717) 534-3911.