Lehigh Valley Gets Bitten by Bears, 3-1

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (11-12-1-4) the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, capped off three games in three days weekend with a trip to the Giant Center to wrestle the Hershey Bears (14-9-2-3) on a blustery Sunday in Hershey, PA.

It took 18:20 for Axel Jonson-Fjallby to redirect a Martin Fehervary shot past Alex Lyon and the opening period closed with Hershey in front, 1-0.

The lead would be doubled just twenty seconds into the middle stanza when Garrett Pilon (3) beat Alex Lyon on a low shot.

Lyon would be yanked after allowing the two goals on just ten shots. J..F. Berube took over and fared much better

The Bears Tyler Lexington was whistled for Roughing at 2:36 and it took only :13 for Andy Andreoff to snap the Hershey penalty kill streak at 29.

The Bears salted it away on Bobby Nardello’s first career AHL and the horn sounded on the 3-1 contest.

Blue Lines: Hershey killed off 5 of 6 Lehigh Valley chances on the man advantage.

Shots on Goal favored the visitors, 30-21 with Hershey goalkeeper, Vitek Vanecek stopping 29.

Hershey is undefeated in the month of December and has reeled off six consecutive victories.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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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.



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