Hershey update: 10-5-0-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Last week: 3-0-0-0
Defenseman Tyler Lewington was recalled to Hershey from the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday as Garrett Mitchell joined the growing list of injured Bears.
Lewington has not played in the AHL before. In 12 games in the ECHL, he has one goal, two assists and 12 penalty minutes.
Connor Carrick scored one of the biggest goals in what was a very good week for the Bears.
In their game Friday against Portland, Hershey was trying to kill a double-minor penalty late in the game to keep the score tied. Instead of forcing overtime, however, Carrick was able to score the shorthanded game-winner with just 14.8 seconds left.
It looked like he was looking for a deflection as he just floated the puck from the blue line into traffic, but it somehow found its way into the back of the net.
You can see it here:
All eyes in Australia are on the Sydney native Nathan Walker as he continues his quest to be the first Australian to play in the NHL. Walker has two goals and two assists this season.
Forward Chris Brown was recalled by the Caps on Thursday after completing his conditioning assignment. He recorded one goal and one assist in his five games in the AHL.
Other prospect notes:
After missing the last five games, Connor Hobbs returned for the Regina Pats and scored two goals and two assists in four games. His two-goal performance on Wednesday was his first multi-goal game.
Hobbs also racked up the penalty minutes. In Saturday's game against Prince Albert, Hobbs was laid out by a solid shoulder check as skated up the ice. As he was just returning from a concussion, Hobbs took exception to the hit and dropped the gloves.
Hobbs was issued two minutes for instigating, five minutes for fighting and an additional 10-minute misconduct.
Unfortunately, Hobbs was not joined by fellow Caps prospect Colby Williams on the ice. An offseason injury kept Williams out of the lineup until Nov. 13, but his return lasted only three games. Williams has missed the past four games due to an injury "that is separate from the one that kept him out earlier this year," according to Regina play-by-play announcer Phil Andrews.
Kevin Elgestal was loaned from Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League to HC Vita Hästen of the HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden’s second-tier league. In his first two games with his new team, he recorded two goals and an assist.
Ilya Samsonov started for Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Saturday against Lada, his first start since Oct. 28. He stopped 23 of 25 shots faced to help lead the team to a 3-2 win.
Thomas DiPauli continues to set the offensive pace for Notre Dame. With one goal this week, he is tied for the team lead in goals (5) and in points (12).
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