Connor Hobbs has only been playing in Hershey for a few weeks, but that short amount of time has been quite eventful. In a preseason game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hobbs landed a big hit that he later called “pretty dirty.” A week ago, the defenseman got into his first AHL fight, knocking out his opponent. And Saturday, Hobbs scored his first professional goal.
That goal could not have come at a better time. Tied up in the third period against the Providence Bruins, Hobbs scored a power play goal that boosted Hershey to a 3-2 victory.
With 6:31 left in the game and the Bears on the man-advantage, Hobbs took a pass back to the point and blasted a one-timer so hard he fell over, giving the Bears a lead they would not relinquish.
Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd assisted on Hobbs’ game-winning goal.
After the game, Hobbs spoke to the media about his goal.
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“It was pretty special,” Hobbs said. “It felt really good. It was good to finally get it. It’s been a few games now, been waiting for it, wanting it.”
Hobbs’ father was able to make the trip to see his son’s first professional goal.
“Getting the first goal was huge and it feels great, especially since my dad’s here,” Hobbs said. “It felt really good to do that in front of him.”
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