While the Capitals have been in training camp for over a week, the Hershey Bears are just ramping up. Sunday, the team from Chocolatetown announced the 26 players that will be reporting Monday for the start of training camp.
Notable players on the roster include Chris Bourque, who was re-signed by the Bears this summer, and Lucas Johansen. Johansen was under consideration for a spot on the Capitals’ blue line this season, but was reassigned to the Hershey camp.
Along with Bourque and Johansen, the rest of the roster is as follows:
Graphic: Hershey Bears
The Bears will inevitably gain more players at training camp as the Capitals continue to trim their roster. The Capitals still carry 36 players, but will need to get down to 23 at the most.
Hershey opens the preseason on Wednesday, September 27 at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They will kick off the regular season on the road against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, October 7.
More from the Bears:
(Hershey, PA- September 24, 2017)-The Hershey Bears have announced the initial 2017 Training Camp roster, which includes a total of 26 players. The Bears will open camp with 16 forwards, seven defensemen, and three goaltenders on Monday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Giant Center.
Those attending the opening day of Hershey’s training camp includes:
Forwards (16): John Albert, Mathias Bau, Chris Bourque, Matt Carey, Taylor Cammarata, Andrew Cherniwchan, Stephen Collins, Dustin Gazley, Hampus Gustafsson, Jeremy Langlois, Dylan Margonari, Tim McGauley, Garrett Mitchell, Mason Mitchell, Wayne Simpson, Kelly Zajac
Defense (7): Kristofers Bindulis, Paul Geiger, Connor Hobbs, Tommy Hughes, Lucas Johansen, Hubert Labrie, Frankie Simonelli
Goaltenders (3): Adam Carlson, Vitek Vanecek, Dylan Wells
A complete training camp schedule is available HERE. All training camp practices are free and open to the public. Fans are asked to enter through the main entrance of Giant Center. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to practice. All training camp events are subject to change. Please visit HersheyBears.com and the Bears social media channels to check for any updates.
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