Riley Barber scores hat trick as Hershey Bears get standings point in 16th consecutive game, a new franchise record
The Hershey Bears are skyrocketing up the standings. After spending most of the season at or near the bottom of the AHL’s Eastern Conference, the Bears now sit third in the Atlantic Division and are in playoff position.
On Friday night, Capitals prospect Riley Barber scored a hat trick, helping the Bears defeat their rival, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-2. The victory, the Bears’ tenth straight, broke an 81-year-old franchise record for consecutive games with a point.
The 16-game streak started on January 12th. The Bears have a 15-0-0-1 record during that time. The 16 games also include three victories against rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.