Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pre-Game: Hershey Bears vs Hartford Wolfpack

To be honest, going to college in Harrisburg, PA does not have many perks...but I have the privilege of being 20 minutes from the Giant Center and the Hershey Bears. Tonight will be my fourth Bears game (third this season), and Hershey has yet to lose in my presence.

The Hartford Wolf Pack (New York Rangers) will come to 'The Barn' looking to end Hershey's 9 game winning streak.

  • Hershey leads the AHL with 37 points (18-5-0 OTL-1 SOL) and has not lost since November 9th. Hartford (10-10-1 OTL-2 SOL) is tied for last place in the Atlantic Division, but just six points out of first place.
  • The Bears are 9-2 at home (best in the league) and own the third best home power play rate at 26%.
  • Hershey recalled Johann Kroll from South Carolina of the ECHL. Kroll played his college hockey with Sean Collins and will be playing in his fifth AHL game.
  • Hartford is 7-1 when leading after two periods.
  • The Wolf Pack are led by Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (11-12-23). Originally drafted by the Mighty Ducks in 2001, Parenteau broke his wrist in Anaheim's 2005 training camp, and was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks a few months after the injury. After making his NHL debut in the 2006-2007 season, Parenteau was traded to the Rangers in October of last season.
Check back tomorrow for prospect analysis on:

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
Artem Anisimov (really excited to watch this guy)
Miika Wiikman
Bob Sanguinetti (great offensive defense man)
Dane Byers (here's a fight versus Mr. Bahamas himself)

And whoever else is impressive.

Here is a preview of PA Parenteau:

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