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AUCOIN'S FOUR HELPERS NOT ENOUGH, BEARS FALL 5-4
- LAKE ERIE STRIKES AGAIN; MONSTERS TAKE DOWN BEARS 5-4
By: Sarah Sechrist
MONSTERS’ GOALTENDER TREVOR CANN STOPS 28 OF 33 HERSHEY SHOTSLAKE ERIE VICTORIOUS OVER HERSHEY FOR THIRD TIME IN THREE GAMES
The BEARS and the Monsters met twice during the 2010-2011 season – and Lake Erie reigned victorious both times. Coming off of an exciting shootout win in Wilkes-Barre last night against the Penguins, the BEARS were energized and seeking back-to-back wins; not to mention a need for redemption against Lake Erie, spilling over from last season.Graham Mink converted a feed from Keith Aucoin just 4:56 into the game, on an early power play. At 13:00, Boyd Kane scored his eighth of the season. Lake Erie’s Luke Walker retaliated at 16:03 to get the Monsters on the board and Patrick McNeill responded with a rocket from the blue line at 16:52. With one period in the books, the BEARS were leading 3-1.The only goal of the second period came at 16:13, when Evan Brophey cashed in from center point, on the power play. HERSHEY still led 3-2 after two.The third period was truly the story of the game. Lake Erie came out strong and quick, much more so than in the previous two stanzas. Hugh Jessiman tied up the game at 5:56, on the power play. At 9:33, Justin Mercier gave the Monsters the lead, also on the power play. With just 52.3 seconds remaining, Mink scored – a goal that fans thought would surely force overtime. But just over 30 seconds later, with 20.9 to play, Brad Malone beat HERSHEY goaltender Dany Sabourin with what would be the game winning goal. Monsters take down the BEARS; 5-4 the final score.
Stars of the Game:1.)Brad Malone, Lake Erie2.)Ryan Stoa, Lake Erie3.)Keith Aucoin, Hershey
Notes: The BEARS kick-off back-to-back away games against the Connecticut Whale (11/29) and the Syracuse Crunch (12/2) before returning home to face the Portland Pirates on Saturday, December 3rd. Tickets are on sale at the Giant Center
box office, or by calling (717) 534-3911. Scratches for the BEARS on Saturday night were: Sean Collins, Kyle Greentree, D.J. King, Garrett Mitchell, and Danny Richmond. Giant Center
attendance for Saturday night’s game was 9,901. Shots on goal totals were 33 (Hershey) to 32 (Lake Erie).