Friday, October 17, 2008

Bears @ Phantoms Preview

Hershey Bears
record - 3-0-0-0 6 points
standings - 1st in East Division
most recent game - 4-3 SO Win @ Norfolk, 10/11
last 5 games - 3-0
road record - 3-0

Philadelphia Phantoms
record - 1-1-0-0 2 points
standings - 5th in East Division
most recent game - 4-3 Loss @ Wilkes-Barre 10/11
last 5 games - 1-1
home record - 1-0

last time teams met - first meeting this season


Players to watch:

Hershey:
C Keith Aucoin - AHL's player of the week for first week of the season has 2 goals and 5 assists through 3 games.
RW Graham Mink - Is only 1 point behind Aucoin with 4 goals and 2 assists in 3 games.
LW Chris Bourque - Arguably the most talented player on Hershey roster has 2 goals and 3 assists in 3 games this season.

Philadelphia:
RW Claude Giroux - Philadelphia's #2 overall prospect according to Hockey's Future has 1 goal in 2 games this season.
C Darroll Powell - Leading scorer this season for Phantoms with 1 goal and 1 assist in 2 games.
C Jonathan Matsumato - Scored 20 goals last season in 77 games for the Phantoms. Has 1 goal in 2 games so far this season.


This is the first of 7 meetings between the Bears and Phantoms before Christmas and the first of 12 for the entire season.

Last year the Bears won the season series 7-4-0-1. In Philadelphia the Bears went 4-1-0-1 last season. Not much of a home ice advantage for the Phantoms.

1 comment:

Capital Fanatic said...

A great come from behind win for the Bears! If you'd like to see some of the highlights, I've put them up on my site at capitalfanatic.com.