By Don Scott
The Hershey Bears road woes continued on Saturday night, in a 3-2 loss at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Despite holding a pair of one-goal leads, the Bears had their current road winless streak extended to six games.
Hershey’s Martin Fehervary ripped a shot from the left point past Bridgeport goaltender Christopher Gibson at 9:21 of the first period, on a pass from Colby Williams.
But the Sound Tigers pulled evened at 13:43 on Nick Schilkey’s third goal of the season. Andrew Ladd fed Schilkey on an odd-man rush.
Hershey held an 11-5 shot advantage after 20 minutes, but the scoreboard was even at 1-1.
The Bears took their second lead 5:02 into the middle stanza when Riley Sutter intercepted a breakout pass and fed Joe Snively who tallied his second of the season, while Sutter recorded his first professional point.
Just 1:54 later, Bridgeport tied the game on another transition play when Mason Jobst scored his first AHL goal beating Pheonix Copley just under the crossbar.
The Sound Tigers, on a power play, took their first lead at 12:08 of the third period and scored the eventual game-winning goal. Andrew Ladd played a puck that took a strange bounce off the end boards to beat Copley who had moved to his right post.
Hershey’s penalty-kill finished the night 4-for-5, while the Bears were denied a single power-play chance. Final shots were 25-20 Bridgeport. The loss dropped the Bears record to 8-7-2-2.
The Bears return to action Sunday in a three o’clock visit to Providence in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.