Hershey update: 1-0-0-0, 2nd in the Atlantic Division, 4th in the Eastern Conference. Last week: 1-0-0-0
What a debut for Riley Barber! In his first professional game, Barber netted two goals to help lead the Hershey Bears to a 5-1 opening win over Springfield. Jakub Vrana also contributed two assists as the Caps’ top prospect talent really got the AHL Season off to a strong start.
Chandler Stephenson had only a brief stay in Hershey and was recalled to Washington on Thursday. He is expected to make his NHL debut in Thursday's game against Chicago.
Stephenson had one assist in Hershey's opener.
Defenseman Tyler Lewington and goalie Vitek Vanecek were reassigned from Hershey to South Carolina in the ECHL.
Other prospect notes:
Caps prospects are making plenty of noise in the college ranks as the NCAA season is underway. Notre Dame center Thomas Dipauli had two assists in an exhibition win over Guelph.
Freshman forward Shane Gersich got his collegiate career at North Dakota off to a fast start, scoring twice in 12 seconds in an exhibition win over Manitoba. You can see the highlights here.
Gersich scored his first collegiate goal in the team’s opener against Lake Superior State on Friday.
Is Zach Sanford Boston College's best player? With two goals in the Eagles' first games of the season, he just might be.