BY JULIE BEIDLER
HERSHEY – Connor Hobbs scored his first career AHL goal, with just over six minutes to go in the game and lifted the Hershey Bears to a 3-2 victory over the Providence Bruins at Giant Center Saturday night.
Hobbs was one of three players to notch powerplay goals for their first goals of the season.
After an early goal by the Bruins, Hershey’s Liam O’Brien tied the game, with Chris Bourque and Travis Boyd assisting.
Boyd then put the Bears on top 2-1 in the second period with his first goal of the season, which also came on the power play. Riley Barber and Bourque drew assists.
But Providence would tie the game in the third before Hobbs’ heroics.
What we’ve learned – Hershey’s PK continued to sizzle. They nearly shut out the Bruins, going 6-for-7 on the night.
Who’s hot – Liam O’Brien, Travis Boyd, and Connor Hobbs (first career AHL goal) all scored their first goals of the season. Boyd, with assist on the other two goals and Chris Bourque, who assisted on all three goals, each had three-point nights.
The road ahead – Hershey hosts Hartford Sunday, October 29 at 5:00. They travel to Rochester Friday, return Saturday to host the Marlies, and then head to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton next Sunday.
Attendance – 7,201