Phantoms Spook Bears, 3-0

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (19-22-1) ventured to the Giant Center in Hershey, PA to battle the Hershey Bears (28-15-2).

10,363 filled the building to see the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, go to battle with the Washington Caps and former Philadelphia affiliate, Hershey.

A taut defensive stance from Lehigh Valley resulted in just 18 shots from the Bears.

JF Berube was perfect in the Lehigh Valley net and turned everything away.

The eventual game winning goal came off the stick of an unlikely source, Chris Stewart converted a set up from Morgan Frost and Maksim Sushko for his first goal as a member of the Phantoms.

The lamp was lit with just 4:11 played and the offense for both teams went into neutral. 

No further scoring in the first, nor the second.

A back breaker from David Kase, his fifth pushed it to a 2-0 score with just 2:17 remaining in the game.

Hershey, in a bid to make something happen with the offense, pulled netminder Vitek Vanacek.

The ploy backfired and Sushko secured the 3-0 victory with his 10th goal into the open net.

Vanacek stopped 27 of the 29 shots he encountered.

Neither squad could light the lamp on the man advantage and both would go 0 for 4.

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.