Bears win Game 5 with late goal in 3rd period

Hershey has a chance to win Game 6 on home ice
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The Hershey Bears are ONE win away from the Calder Cup which would be their 13th in franchise history. It's ALL CAPS and 13LIEVE wherever you are. The final score was 3-2 and the Bears got two clutch goals in the third period to secure the win and the chance at the prize.

Kole Lind struck at 10:05 before the Bears answered with a goal from Jimmy Huntington at 19:58. Pierrick Dube and Alex Limoges had the assists.

Nobody scored in the second but Ryan Witerton would give the opposition the lead at 4:43. At 8:26 Hardy Haman Aktell tied the game with Chase Priskie setting him up.

At 16:45 Huntington added his fifth of the playoffs to give the Bears the lead for good. Alex Limoges and Logan Day had the assists.

Here are the official highlights from the AHL


The Bears being one win away from their 13th Calder Cup is an impressive feat in itself. Last night's win was also their 13th of the postseason to improve their record to 13-6. The Calder Cup will be IN THE HOUSE at GIANT Center on Monday night as the Bears have a chance to do something incredible.

Coaching Milestones

Per the Bears, head coach Todd Nelson earned his 69th career AHL playoff victory for sole possession of third all time in AHL head coaching playoff wins. It was also his 27th career playoff wins as the bench boss for the Bears which ranks fourth in their franchise history.

How to buy tickets for Game 6

Click the link here to purchase tickets to Monday's game through Ticketmaster. They're expecting a standing room only crowd as of this writing. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

If you can't get in

Plenty to do around Hershey, PA and I highly recommend The Bears Den at The Hershey Lodge for a family friendly atmosphere where it'll feel like you're there. If that's full remember, we're by an amusment park.

Now back to Hockey

Shots finished 26-20 in favor of the Firebirds. Hunter Shepard got the win in net with 24 saves out of 26 chances for his 27th career playoff victory for the Bears, tying him for third in franchise history. Both teams didn't score on the power play as the Bears went 0 for 3 while the Firebirds went 0 for 2. Shepard indeed was the difference and kept the Bears in the game in front of a loud and rocking environment in the dessert.