With the exception of one 7-1 game this season the Bears and Admirals games have all been relatively close and competitive. And last night the Admirals got just enough to beat the Bears.
With only 7 seconds left a shot deflected in off Braden Holtby and the Bears lost 4-3 in Norfolk.
After Kyle Wilson gave the Bears a 1-0 lead in the first period the Admirals scored 3 straight before Hershey added 2 more in the third on goals by Patty McNeill and Alexander Giroux.
Alas it wasn't quite enough as Braden Holtby had his worst game in a Bears uniform. He was due to struggle in a game as all goalies struggle from time to time. It was the first time in his 14 games with the Bears this season that he has given up 4 goals. And only the second time he has given up 3 or more.
But this time Hershey's offense couldn't quite overcome the deficit and their franchise record 12 game winning streak was not extended to 13.
Next up for Hershey is a road game against the Albany River Rats. The last 2 times Hershey visited Albany on Friday nights they lost. So hopefully this one will be different.