Two posts in one day...in July? What is going on?
Well fortunately for Bears fans...a lot.
Let's start with the signings...
Jacob Micflikier, formerly of the Charlotte Checkers, will likely be a Hershey Bear in 2011-12. He signed a one year, two-way contract with the Capitals today and is likely to end up in Hershey for the upcoming season.
Last year he scored 29 goals and added 32 assists in 78 games for the Checkers. The season prior he tallied 18 goals and 22 assists in 59 games.
Excellent pickup by the Caps/Bears. The lineup in Hershey is starting to look pretty explosive!!
The other signing...Daren Machesney is returning to the organization. Cheese was signed to a one year AHL deal for 2011-12. He will likely become the #1 goalie in South Carolina while getting some time in Hershey when callups or injuries occur (which they have at an alarming rate the past couple of seasons).
Last season Cheese got to see many different places as he played for Springfield and Worcester in the AHL and Victoria, Elmira, and Reading in the ECHL.
Love both the signings. You need depth at goaltender and adding a veteran guy like Cheese is definitely a good plan. And getting Micflikier to join the cast that Hershey already has...outstanding.
It's going to be a good year!!!
Here are a few links for some write-ups on what will likely be some future Bears (probably even this year):
Defenseman Brett Fleming
Forward Garrett Mitchell
Forward Danick Paquette