Each week, I am going to sum up what the AHL's Hershey Bears are up to. The Bears are the Washington Capitals' minor league affiliate and are off to a fantastic start. Here are a few things you should know through eight games:
- The Hershey Bears are tied for the best record in the league (7-1).
- The Bears are averaging 5.5 goals per game (44 goals in eight games).
- Keith Aucoin is leading the league in scoring (5-12-17) and has recorded a point in every game this season.
- Alexandre Giroux leads the AHL with eight goals (in eight games).
- Aucoin, Giroux, Graham Mink, Chris Bourque, and Andrew Gordon are all averaging at least a point per game.
- Only one player has a negative +/- rating.
- Aucoin, Karl Alzner, and Semi Lepisto have +/- ratings of +8, +9, and +10, respectively (Lepisto is first in the AHL).
- Daren Machesney leads the league in Wins.
- The rookie line of Oskar Osala, Matthieu Perrault, and Francois Bouchard has combined for nine goals and six assists.
October 29th at Hamilton Bulldogs
October 31st at Albany River Rats
November 1st vs Philadelphia Phantoms
November 2nd at Philadelphia Phantoms
November 7th at Albany River Rats