By Cara Bahniuk
Wednesday night, the Hershey Bears scored five first period goals and hung on to beat the Charlotte Checkers 5-4 at Bojangles Coliseum. But their greatest victory of the road trip occurred a day earlier at the Harrisburg Airport.
The Hershey Bears ran into famed saxophone player Kenny G and took the following photo with him.
.@TheHersheyBears flew out of .@FlyHIA for their road trip to Charlotte this morning. They tried recruiting a new player, front and center, the one and only .@kennyg ! pic.twitter.com/QqO5raZvIQ
— Harrisburg Airport (@FlyHIA) December 19, 2017
Harrisburg Airport’s Twitter account was the first to detail the run-in, saying the team tried to recruit him to the team, which I guess makes sense because Kenny sure does know how to wield a woodwind instrument. They all posed in front of a giant wall-sized poster featuring a Bears logo.
In terms of random celebrity musicians from the 90s, Kenny G is in a class above Yanni and a step just below Michael Bolton. He’s the biggest-selling instrumental musician of modern times and one of the best-selling artists of all time. His sales have totaled more than $75 million globally. Although his mother is from Saskatchewan, he has no background in hockey.
The Bears in the photo from from left to right are Anthony Peluso, Mason Mitchell, Jonas Siegenthaler, Connor Hobbs, Chris Bourque, Wayne Simpson, Pheonix Copley, Garrett Mitchell, Travis Boyd, John Albert, Dylan Margonari, Dustin Gazley, Mathias Bau, and Vitek Vanecek.
Headline Image: @FlyHIA
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