The Hershey Bears have had an abysmal start to the season, winning only one of their first six games, but Friday evening against the Charlotte Checkers, there were reasons to celebrate.
Brian Pinho and Shane Gersich scored their first AHL goals.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) October 19, 2018
Pinho tallied his first marker in the first period on the powerplay with an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot.
Pinho received a cross-ice feed from Connor Hobbs and blasted the one-timer past the Checkers’ goaltender.
Pinho was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL draft and was captain at Providence College where he scored 32 points in 40 games his senior year.
Gersich scored on the powerplay midway through the second period.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) October 20, 2018
The 22-year-old collected a slick pass from Riley Barber in the low slot and ripped it past the Checkers’ goaltender.
The Capitals selected Gersich in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL draft, and he posted 13 goals and 16 assists in 40 games during his final year at the University of North Dakota.
Gersich joined the Capitals in March on a two-year entry-level contract, forgoing his senior year in college. The young American forward posted one assist in three games with the Capitals.
The Bears lost to the Checkers 4-3 in a shootout. All three Bears’ goals were scored on the powerplay. The team will finish up their back-to-back against the Checkers Saturday night in Charlotte.
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