The Amerks have a chance to be a part of history again this season as the Hershey Bears go for the AHL record for most wins in a season. The Bears are currently tied with the previous record holder the Binghamton Senators who set the record at 57 wins during the 1992-1993 season. Rochester has been horrible on Friday nights al season so if there was ever a night to break out of that cycle it’d be tonight.
A win would not only be exciting but a huge boost of morale to the team heading into the last few games and the playoffs. The Bears are at this point considered the favorites to win the Calder Cup yet again. Anything can happen though, here’s hoping an upset occurs tonight!
Tyler Plante has been the go to goalie for the Amerks in recent weeks and there’s no reason he would not get the start tonight. In 7 starts in March he was 5-1-1 with a 1.88 GAA and .942 save percentage. The only way to stop the Bears from scoring 1.88 GAA and .942 save percentage. The only way to stop the Bears from scoring though would be to put a wall in front of the net.
** Steve MacIntyre has been sent back to the Amerks. The Bears have gotten rough in recent games so he should help keep them in check.
** Defenseman Corey Syvret has been signed to an ATO now that his season with the Guelph Storm in the OHL is over. He is the younger brother of Danny who plays for the Flyers.
** Maxime Gratchev has been signed to a PTO again and brought back.
** Scott Hotham has been released and sent back to the Florida Everblades.
** Victor Oreskovich injured his leg during Thursday nights game against the Boston Bruins when he was hit along the boards. No further info about the injury. View the video of the hit here.
** Mathieu Roy (ankle) and Rory Fitzpatrick (groin) are still out and not expected to play. No known timeframe for their return.