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Hershey Bears History

Hershey Bears History

        ALL TIME THROUGH 6/1/21

Years 83

Total games played-Regular & Playoffs  6,703

Regular Season                                         6,074

Wins                                                         2,969

Losses                                                       2,403

Ties                                                              518

Overtime/Shootout/Losses                        172/184

Goals For                                                  21,325

Goals Against                                            20,036

                  PLAYOFFS

Years                                                              68

Games Played                                                629

Wins                                                              336

Losses                                                            293

Goals For                                                     1,932

Goals Against                                              1,861              

Hershey’s All-Time Leading Scorers

GP Goals Assists Points PPG

Mike Nykoluk

972 172 636 808 .83

Tim Tookey

529 251 442 693 1.31

Arnie Kullman

753 253 366 619 .82

Gil Gilbert

552 206 389 595 1.08

Chris Bourque

604 196 390 586 .97

Willie Marshall

439 226 344 570 1.30

Dunc Fisher

511 260 301 561 1.10

Roger DeJordy

531 222 226 448 .84

Mitch Lamoureux

413 194 254 448 1.08

Frank Mario

435 143 281 424 .94

Ralph Keller

737 103 305 408 .55

Obie O’Brien

481 151 252 403 .84

Brian Dobbin

315 179 220 399 1.27

Myron Stankiewicz

522 155 244 399 .76

Michel Harvey

452 158 235 393 .87

AHL Scoring Leaders

Wally Kilrea         31-68-99    1942-43

George Sullivan  30-89-119  1953-54

 Willie Marshall    40-64-104  1957-58

Gil Gilbert            35-65-100  1968-69

Jean Gratton       35-58-93    1975-76

Mark Lofthouse   48-55-103  1980-81

Tim Tookey         51-73-124   1986-87

Christian Matte    43-61-104   1999-00

Alexandre Giroux 60-37-97    2008-09

Keith Aucoin        35-71-106   2009-10

Chris Bourque     30-50-80     2015-16

90+ Points in Season

Player  Points Year

Tim Tookey 124 86-87

George “Red” Sullivan 119 53-54

Tim Tookey 108 92-93

Keith Aucoin 106 09-10

Tim Tookey 105 91-92

Mitch Lamoureux 105 93-94

Jim Montgomery 105 95-96

Christian Matte 104 99-00

Willie Marshall 104 57-58

Alexandre Giroux 103 09-10

Don Biggs 103 88-89

Ross Fitzpatrick 103 89-90

Mark Lofthouse 103 80-81

Gil Gilbert 100 68-69

Wally Kilrea 99 42-43

Alexandre Giroux 97 08-09

Ross Fitzpatrick 97 85-86

Tim Tookey 97 85-86

Keith Aucoin 96 08-09

Willie Marshall 95 61-62

Willie Marshall 94 56-57

Tony Cassolato 94 80-81

Michel Harvey 93 68-69

Jean-Guy Gratton 93 75-76

Scott Morrow 93 95-96

Don Biggs 92 89-90

Willie Marshall 92 62-63

Wes Jarvis 92 81-82

Tony Cassolato 91 82-83

50+ Goal Scorers

Alexandre Giroux  60 2008-09 +

Tony Cassolato     53 1982-83

Roger DeJordy      52 1966-67 +

Tim tookey             51 1986-87

Alexandre Giroux  50  2009-10 +

Ross Fitzpatrick    50  1985-86

+ Led AHL

DEFENSEMEN SCORING

GP   Goals  Assists Points

Ralph Keller        737 103 305 408

Howie Yanosik    605 52 220 272

Larry Zeidel         517 40 178 218

Dave Fenyves     359 43 174 217

Mike Mahoney     536 47 148 195

Darren Rumble    272 35 139 174

Mike Gaul            168 33 135 168

Patrick McNeill    325 33 119 152

Kevin McCarthy   199 30 114 144

Barry Ashbee       454 22 115 137

Andy Branigan     508 33 103 136

Roly McLenahan 189 47 86 133

Bob Wilke            147 24 108 132

Bob Bilodeau       227 21 109 130

Greg Theberge   183 23 107 130

Aaron Ness         239 20 108 128

GOALIE GAMES PLAYED

Gordon “Red” Henry 510

Nick Damore  365

Andre Gill  309

Bobby Perreault 279

Frederic Cassivi 246

Phil Sauve  167

Rollie Boutin  160

Dave Parro  157

John Henderson 152

Vitek Vanecek  141

Claude Dufor 133

Peter Budaj 133

Braden Holtby 132

GOALIE WINS

Gordon “Red” Henry 226

Nick Damore 190

Andre Gill 139

Bobby Perrault 135

Frederic Cassivi 113

Rollie Boutin 83

Braden Holtby 73

Phil Sauve 71

Vitek Vanecek 71

Pheonix Copley 70

SHUT OUTS

Nick Damore 29

Bobby Perreault 21

Gordon “Red” Henry 18

Phil Sauve 16

Braden Holtby 14

Andre Gill 12

Philipp Grubauer 11

Vitek Vanecek 11

Peter Budaj 10

Hershey Bears’ Goaltender Records

Goalies One Game-2 Teams

5   5/3/97 Hershey (J.F. Labbe/Sinuhe Wallinheimo/Sylvain Rodrique??)

Philadelphia (Neil Little/Dominic Roussel)

Penalty Minutes

For 186 4/21/95 vs Cornwall

Against 171 5/3/97 @ Philadelphia

Penalty Minutes-Both Teams/1 GP

350 5/3/97 Hershey 179-Philadelphia 171 (Philadelphia 7-4)

Most Penalty Minutes/2 Teams-1 Series (6 GP)

575 Cornwall 252 Hershey 323

Series Never Trailed In Score

2006-07 Manchester

No Penalty 1 Team

4/26/17 Hershey

Most Penalty Minutes 1 Team/1 GP

323 1995 vs Cornwall

Division Championships

20   1938-39; 42-43; 43-44; 46-47; 51-52; 57-58; 66-67; 67-68; 68-69; 75-76; 80-81; 85-86; 87-88; 93-94; 2006-07; 08-09; 09-10; 14-15; 15-16; 20-21

PLAYOFFS       * AHL Records

Calder Cup Championships

11 *   1946-47; 57-58; 58-59; 68-69; 73-74; 79-80; 87-88; 96-97; 05-06; 08-09; 09-10

Times in Finals

23 *

Losing Finalist

12 *   1940-41; 41-42; 44-45; 48-49; 53-54; 60-61; 62-63; 64-65; 75-76; 85-86; 06-07; 2015-16;

Playoffs Participated In

68 *

Series Won

72 *

Series Lost

57 *

Playoff Games Played

629 *

Games Won

336 *

Most Hershey Games Played

Chris Bourque 106

Most Hershey Assists

Chris Bourque 60

Most Hershey Points

Chris Bourque 86

Most Goals 1 Playoff

Alexandre Giroux 36 2009

Goaltender Playoff Games

56 Frederic Cassivi 2000-08

Consecutive Goaltender Playoff Game Starts

42 May 17, 2006 – May 19, 2008 Frederic Cassivi

Goaltender Wins/Loses One Playoff

Wins 16 * 2006 Frederic Cassivi; 2009 Michal Neuvirth

Loses 9 2016 Justin Peters

Lowest GAA One Playoff – Minimum 5 Games (dating back to 1949)

1.92 2009 Michal Neuvirth (22 GP)

ATTENDANCE

Largest Attendance-Regular Season

392,005 2010-11 Giant Center

261,323 1994-95 Hersheypark Arena

Largest Attendance Including Playoffs

101,202 2009-10

Largest Crowd-Game-Regular Season

10,995 3/15/14 vs Adirondack-Giant Center

8,910 1/31/53 vs Cleveland-Hersheypark Arena

Largest Crowd-Game-Playoff

11,002 6/14/10 vs Texas-Giant Center

8,703 5/8/74 vs Providence-Hersheypark Arena

Crowds Over 10,000

23 2011-12

MOST SELLOUTS

14 1998-99 Hersheypark Arena

19 2010-11 Giant Center

Hersheypark Largest Crowds

8,910 1/31/53 vs Cleveland-Regular season

8,703 5/8/74 vs Providence-Playoffs

8,147 * 4/7/02 Philadelphia (Last Hersheypark Arena Game)

Crowds Over 10,900

11,002 6/14/10 vs Texas-playoff

10,998 4/18/15 vs Lehigh Valley

10,995 4/1/15 vs Worcester

10,995 3/15/14 vs Adirondack

10,984 4/21/13 vs Manchester

10,984 4/13/14 vs Binghamton

10,964 4/19/14 vs Adirondack

10,960 3/28/15 vs Manchester

10,943 4/6/13 vs Syracuse

10,941 12/5/14 vs Bridgeport

10,936 12/19/12 vs Norfolk (H of F)

10,907 11/16/14 vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

10,906 2/23/13 vs Adirondack

10,901 2/25/12 vs Norfolk

10,789 10/19/02 vs Rochester Opening Night Giant Center

Highest Average Attendance

2012-13 10,046 (38 games)

2010-11 9,800 (40 games)

Smallest Crowd

1,724  1/1/86 Hersheypark Arena (Penn St/Oklahoma in Orange Bowl on TV)

1,038  2/16/03 Giant Center 20+ inch snow (Hershey 8 Portland 4)

   403   2-6, 14, 27 2021 (Covid-19)

Largest Crowd

46,653 1/16/12 @ Citizens Bank Park vs Adirondack (4-3 OT loss)

17,113 1/20/13 Outdoor Classic Hersheypark Stadium vs WB/S (2-1 OT loss)

ATTENDANCE CHART

Year Regular Season Inc. Playoffs # Games Finish

1956-57 187,014 (32) 206,062 38 4

57-58 213,063 (35) 254,567 41 1 (Cup)

58-59 205,972 (36) 247,447 41 1 (Cup)

59-60 180,124 (36) 180,124 36 6

60-61 164,646 (36) 189,948 40 2

61-62 196,846 (35) 215,952 39 2E

62-63 215,794 (36) 257,439 44 2E

63-64 224,088 (36) 233,750 39 2E

64-65 212,539 (36) 247,176 43 2E

65-66 215,667 (36) 217,032 38 2E

66-67 229,417 (36) 232,028 38 1E

67-68 210,344 (36) 214,626 38 1E

68-69 223,282 (37) 251,638 43 1E (Cup)

69-70 200,670 (36) 216,860 39 2W

70-71 209,870 (36) 220,420 38 3W

71-72 226,122 (38) 237,585 40 2W

72-73 223,557 (38) 246,130 46 2W

73-74 216,967 (38) 276,861 46 2W (Cup)

74-75 221,337 (38) 252,337 44 3S

75-76 219,546 (38) 247,659 44 1S

76-77 186,508 (40) 198,354 43 4

77-78 159,738 (40) 159,738 40 4S

78-79 153,983 (39)+ 160,938 41 2S

79-80 158,427 (40) 197,136 48 2S (Cup)

80-81 190,450 (40) 212,180 45 1S

81-82 164,380 (40) 171,660 42 4S

82-83 172,608 (40) 180,949 42 2S

83-84 156,520 (40) 156,520 40 7S

84-85 149,397 (40) 149,397 40 6S

85-86 191,480 (40) 244,068 50 1S

86-87 206,944 (40) 216,934 42 4S

87-88 230,174 (40) 261,796 46 1S (Cup)

88-89 223,558 (40) 256,645 46 2S

89-90 231,758 (40) 231,758 40 6S

90-91 211,884 (40) 225,422 44 4S

91-92 232,627 (40) 245,365 43 3S

92-93 248,594 (40) 248,594 40 5S

93-94 249,695 (40) 277,493 46 1S

94-95 261,323 (40)* 269,576 43 3S

95-96 246,140 (40) 257,397 43 2S

96-97 245,085 (40) 304,236* 51 2Mid-Atlantic (Cup)

97-98 254,097 (40) 272,715 44 2Mid-Atlantic

98-99 251,510 (40) 258,560 42 3Mid-Atlantic

99-00 254,094 (40) 289,277 48 2Mid-Atlantic

00-01 253,907 (40) 274,914 45 5Mid-Atlantic

01-02 244,755 (40) 260,822 44 2 South

02-03 312,894 (40) 321,489 42 2 South

03-04 298,778 (40) 298,778 40 6 East

04-05 303,797 (40) 303,797 40 5 East

05-06 308,092 (40) 383,028 50 2 East (Cup)

06-07 346,842 (40) 417,888 49 1 East

07-08 350,815 (40) 361,851 42 4 East

08-09 359,499 (40) 450,698 51 1 East (Cup)

09-10 380,791 (40) 481,993 ** 51 1 East (Cup)

10-11 392,005 (40) ** 415,972 43 2 East

11-12 375,146 (38) 393,274 40 3 East

12-13 381,764 (38) 396,882 40 4 East

13-14 367,238 (38) 367,238 38 4 East

13-14 367,238 (38) 367,238 38 4 East

14-15 372,070 (38) 406,496 43 1 East

15-16 372,008 (38) 456,930 49 1 Atlantic

16-17 353,759 (38) 395,523 44 3 Atlantic

17-18 345,748 (38) 345,748 38 8 Atlantic

18-19 338,452 (38) 367,168 42 3 Atlantic

19-20 280,091 (32)^  -0-       32^ 2 Atlantic

20-21 17,093   (17)^^ -0-      17^^ 1 North

· Hersheypark Arena record

** Giant Center record

+ Game with Binghamton postponed-Not rescheduled

^ Season suspended 3/15/20  ^^36 games COVID-19

                               HERSHEY COACHES

Name Seasons Record

Herb Mitchell 1938-39/41 82-65-19

Ralph “Cooney” Weiland 1941-42/45 126-70-30

Don Penniston 1945-46/50 136-146-50 Calder Cup 46-47

Johnny Crawford 1950-51/52 73-56-9

Murray Henderson 1952-53/56 116-128-18

Frank Mathers 1956-57/73 610-513-134 Cup 1957-58

1984.85 1958-59 1968-69

Charles “Chuck” Hamilton 1973-74/79 187-199-52 Cup 1973-74

Fred Stanfield 1978-79 8-19-4

Gary Green 1979-80 6-7-1

Doug Gibson 1979-80 29-32-5 Cup 1979-80

Bryan Murray 1980-81/1981 53-31-9

Gary lnness 1981-82/85 104-124-26

Bill Barber 1984-85 6-9-1

John Paddock 1985-86/89 181-122-17 Cup 1987-88

Kevin McCarthy 1989-90 32-38-10

Mike Eaves 1990-91/93 96-109-35

Jay Leach 1993-94/96 86-82-25

Bill Barber 1995-96 22-18-7

Bob Hartley 1996-98 79-64-17 Cup 1996-97

Mike Foligno 1998-03 186-154-35-25

Paul Fixter 2003-2005 72-66-10-7

Bruce Boudreau 2005-07 103-45-11-16 Cup 05-06

Bob Woods 2007-09 83-46-4-12 Cup 08-09

Mark French 2009-13 180-100-10-23 Cup 09-10

Mike Haviland 2013-14 39-27-5-5

Troy Mann 2014-2018 132-65-18-13

Spencer Carbery 2018-  104-50-9-8

BEARS NHL AFFILIATIONS

1938-71   Boston

46-57       Boston

57-62       Detroit

67-71       Boston

71-74       Pittsburgh

74-77       Pittsburgh-Buffalo

77-79       Buffalo-Washington

79-83       Washington

83-84       Washington-Boston

84-85       Philadelphia-Boston

85-96       Philadelphia

96-01       Colorado

01-02       Colorado-Florida

02-03       Colorado

03-04       Colorado-Tampa Bay

05-           Washington

Bears in AHL Hall of Fame

2006 Willie Marshall, Frank Mathers

2007 Mike Nykoluk, Gil Mayer

2008 Tim Tookey

2009 Bruce Boudreau

2010 John Paddock

2011 Mitch Lamoureux

2012 John Stevens, Zellio Toppazzini

2013 Harvey Bennett

2014 Bobby Perreault

2015 Frederic Cassivi

2016 Ralph Keller, Jean-Francois Labbe

2017 Bryan Helmer, Doug Yingst

2018 Don Biggs

2019 Don Cherry

Hershey Hall of Fame (* players)

 2012 *Willie Marshall – *Frank Mathers – *Ralph Keller – Milton Hershey – Art Fasnacht – Lloyd Blinco – John Sollenberger

2013 *Arnie Kullinan – *Tim Tookey – *Gordon “Red” Henry – Kenneth Hatt

2014 *Jeannot “Gil” Gilbert – *Dunc Fisher – *Nick Damore – Brent Hancock – Arthur Whiteman

2015 *Larry Zeidel – *Howie Yanosik – *Roger DeJordy – Scotty Alexander

2016 *Bobby Perrault – *Mitch Lamoureux – *Mike Mahoney – *Chuck Hamilton

2017 *Andre Gill – *Dave Fenyves – Doug Yingst – Randy Waybright

2018 *George “Red” Sullivan – *Ellard “Obie” O’Brien – *Andy Branigan – Mitch Grand

2019 *Ross Fitzpatrick – *Don Biggs – *Frank Mario – *Wally Kilrea -Steve Summers-John Paddock

2020  Cancelled-Covid-19

                                                Hershey Firsts/Lasts

Game played                            November 15, 1938          Providence @ Hershey

Home Win                                November 15, 1938           Hershey 2 Providence 1

Home Loss                               November 24, 1938           Cleveland 3 Hershey 2

Road Win                                 November 6, 1938              Hershey 3 Syracuse 1

Road Loss                                November 9, 1938              Cleveland 4 Hershey 3

Shutout Win                              November 19, 1938            Hershey 5 Pittsburgh 0

Shutout Loss                             December 3, 1938              Providence 3 Hershey 1

Tie                                            December 17, 1938             Springfield 1 Hershey 1

Team Captain                           Sammy McManus 1938-39

Last Regular Season Game     HPA April 7, 2002                 Hershey 3 Philadelphia 1

Last Playoff Game                    HPA May 3, 2002                 Houston 7 Hershey 1

1st Game Giant Center              Oct. 19, 2002                        Hershey 4 Rochester 1

1st Giant Center Goal                Oct. 19, 2002                        Cail MacLean (2nd period)

1st Shutout                                 Nov. 2, 2002                         Phil Sauve Vs Utah 9-0

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