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BEARS CONCLUDE PRESEASON WITH 3-2 WIN OVER TIGERS
- The BEARS wrapped up the preseason with a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Giant Center
Zach Miskovic led a 13-shot attack in the first period by scoring his second goal of the preseason at the 3:47 mark. Josh Godfrey and Keith Aucoin provided assists, and the BEARS took a 1-0 lead into first intermission. Goaltender Todd Ford had to make just six saves in the first period, while Bridgeport's Joel Martin stopped 12 of 13.
The second period was nearly a carbon copy of the first, with Miskovic scoring a goal and the Bears getting the majority of shots. The goal came midway through the second period at 12:48, from Ashton Rome and Kyle Greentree. Bridgeport managed just two shots in the entire period, making light work for Ford in his final preseason appearance.
With the BEARS up a pair in the third period, Ashton Rome chopped home his first goal of the preseason midway through the frame to lift the home team to a 3-0 lead. The Sound Tigers took nearly 57 minutes to solve Ford, but they picked up their first goal at 16:55 of the third period when Anton Kharin scored in front of the net. Bridgeport then made things interesting with a second goal just seconds later by Tony Romano, but the Tigers would get no closer. Ford won his first game of the preseason with the victory, and HERSHEY finished the preseason at 2-0-0-1.
BEARS Radio Network Three Stars of the game:
1. Zach Miskovic (Two goals)
2. Ashton Rome (Game-winning goal)
3. Todd Ford (First win of preseason)
Notes: The BEARS will open the 2010-11 regular season this Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton against the Penguins. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. The game is the first leg of a season-opening three game road trip for Mark French's team, with the Chocolate and White traveling to Rochester Sunday afternoon at 5:05 p.m. and Binghamton Friday, October 15 at 7:05 p.m. All the action of the 2010-11 season can be heard on the new and expanded HERSHEY BEARS Radio Network starting Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre Township. WQIC-FM (100.1), enters its sixth season of carrying the BEARS on radio. The Lebanon based station is joined by 1460 The Ticket (Harrisburg) and WRVV-HD-2 (The River's HD channel) as the three stations that will carry all regular season and postseason games on their airwaves. WOYK-AM 1350 (York), WLPA-AM 1490 (Lancaster) and WPDC-AM 1600 (Elizabethtown) will carry the majority of games this season as BEARS Radio Network affiliates. All games this season can be heard worldwide on the internet at WHP580.com, and anywhere on your smartphone using the application "iheartradio". John Walton calls the play-by-play, in his ninth season with the club. With two goals in the game, Miskovic led the team in the preseason with three.