Chocolate Didn’t Settle well With Lehigh Valley

The Hershey Bears (31-15-2) left a bad taste in the mouths of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (21-23-2) in a 5-2 victory in a Sunday matinee.

Two power-play goals signaled doom for Lehigh Valley and two goals from Matt Moulson were no help.

Moulson picked up his 300th American Hockey League point en route to a big Bears win.

Things were even for a bit with Moulson and Garrett Pilon scoring with just three minutes played before the Phantoms could get their bearings.

Lehigh Valley evened things up in the second courtesy of recent call-up, Steven Stavely and Isaac Ratcliffe to set the stage for a final period showdown.

Moulson provided the game-winner on the man advantage but, The Bears awoke from their slumber and sent a message when Brett Leason doubled the lead and with J.F. Berube pulled, an empty netter from Brian Pinho provided the final tally.

Berube made 16 saves on just 20 shots while Bears counterpart, Vitek Vanecek made 31 stops out of 33 chances.

The special teams were the difference as Hershey lit the lamp two out of four and shut LV out on a 5 for 5.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.