Sunday, October 26, 2008

Amerks @ Bears Game Preview

Hershey Bears
record - 6-1-0-0 12 points
standings - 1st in East Division
most recent game - 3-2 Win vs Binghamton, 10/25
last 5 games - 4-1
home record - 2-1
goals for - 36
goals against - 22

Rochester Americans
record - 1-6-0-0 2 points
standings - last in North Division
most recent game - 6-1 Loss at Syracuse 10/25
last 5 games - 1-4
road record - 0-4
goals for - 13
goals against - 30

last time teams met - First meeting this season.

Players to watch:

Hershey:

C Keith Aucoin (11) - Playing better than anyone else on the Bears right now. He is apparently on a mission to win the scoring title.
G Daren Machesney (1) - The last time he played 2 games back to back he didn't look stellar. He is expected to do it again tonight. Keep an eye on how he plays.
LW Oskar Osala (36) - He tallied his 3rd of the season last night and seems to be getting more and more comfortable each game.

Rochester:

LW Karl Stewart (19) - Stewart is leading the team in points with 4 points in 7 games. He has scored 1 goal and has 3 assists.
RW Michal Repik (26) - One of the top players in the Florida Panthers system Repik is an AHL rookie and he has 3 points in the young season, a goal and 2 assists.
C Shawn Matthias (21) - Another one of the top Panthers prospect he is also an AHL rookie. He has a goal and an assist in 7 games.


The Amerks aren't very good this year so far anyway. Neither of their goaltenders has been particularly impressive as both have save percentages around 86%. They are also finishing up a 3 in 3 and were blown out in Syracuse last night 6-1. They should not be taking lightly but the Bears should win this game. These are the games Champions win....one's their supposed to win.

LET'S GO BEARS!!


news and notes:

Earlier this week the Bears reassigned D Josh Godfrey and RW Steve Pinnozzotto to South Carolina. Both players were having trouble cracking a very deep lineup and will get good playing time with the Rays.

2 comments:

Capital Fanatic said...
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Capital Fanatic said...

What I meant to say was, another game, another blowout win. I wonder how this team would fair against the Thrashers or Kings.