Sunday afternoon, the Hershey Bears announce their training camp roster, just a few days after their schedule was released.
The Bears missed the playoffs last season, but are returning with many of the same players. They will sport a new head coach, 36-year-old Spencer Carbery.
Seventeen players were named to the initial training camp roster, but about half of the remaining Capitals roster will soon join the Bears before the begining of the NHL regular season on October 3.
The players that will be taking part in Bears camp are:
Of the players still on the Capitals training camp roster, most of Team Blue will likely end up at Bears training camp, minus Travis Boyd.
More from the Bears:
The Hershey Bears have announced the initial roster for the club’s 2018 Training Camp, which opens tomorrow morning at Giant Center. A complete schedule for Hershey’s 2018 Training Camp is available here. All practices at Giant Center are free and open to the public.
Under the direction of a new coaching staff led by Spencer Carbery, a total of 17 players are expected to take the ice to open the club’s 2018 Training Camp.
The following players are part of Hershey’s initial 2018 Training Camp roster:
Forwards (11): Mark Cooper, Grant Besse, Hampus Gustafsson, Derek Hulak, Sam Fioretti, Jake Kamrass, Beck Malenstyn, Mason Mitchell, Jeremy Morin, Brian Pinho, Steven Whitney
Defensemen (4): Kris Bindulis, Tobias Geisser, John MacLeod, Logan Pyett
Goaltenders (2): Parker Milner, Adam Morrison
The 2018 Training Camp roster features four players who skated with Hershey last season, including forwards Hampus Gustafsson and Mason Mitchell, defender Kris Bindulis, and goaltender Parker Milner. Returning forward Mathias Bau is not listed on the roster due to injury. Recent Capitals draft picks, including forwards Brian Pinho and Beck Malenstyn, and defender Tobias Geisser, also appear on the roster.
The roster features five players signed to AHL contracts with Hershey in forward Grant Besse, defenders Logan Pyett and John MacLeod, as well as goaltenders Milner, and Adam Morrison.
Six players on Hershey’s initial 2018 Training Camp roster are on tryouts. Three tryout forwards, Sam Fioretti, Jake Kamrass, and Steven Whitney, have signed contracts with Hershey’s ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, for the 2018-19 season. Forwards Mark Cooper, Derek Hulak, and Jeremy Morin round out the roster. Both Hulak and Morin have substantial AHL experience. Hulak scored 21 goals with the Texas Stars in 2014-15, while Morin, a veteran player, has scored 230 points in 330 career AHL games, and has also played in 82 NHL contests.
The 2018 Training Camp Roster will be updated at HersheyBears.com over the next week. Many additions are expected, as Hershey’s NHL affiliate, the Washington Capitals, will have to reduce their camp roster from 45 skaters to a maximum of 23 skaters in the next week.
The Hershey Bears 2018-19 season is almost here! The opening weekend features the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 6 vs the Syracuse Crunch, and Washington Capitals Night on Sunday, Oct. 7 vs the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, featuring a visit from the Stanley Cup®. For more information on tickets and the 2018-19 season, visit HersheyBears.com
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