Coming into Saturday night’s game with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Hershey Bears had struggled mightily this season. Having lost four straight to start the campaign, the Bears needed a big performance to get back on track. They got just that from Chandler Stephenson.
Stephenson, who played in four games for the Capitals last season and was one of the final players cut from the big-league roster this year, recorded a hat trick to go along with an assist. The forward’s strong night led the Bears to a 4-2 victory, their first of the young season.