Blogger note: Post moved up an hour because the AHL may release the All-Star playing rosters at 3 p.m. Wilkes-Barre time, so I wanted to get this out there ahead of that.
Who: Hershey Bears
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
When: 7:05 p.m.
Last Game: Tuesday afternoon on New Years Eve, the Penguins lost in a shootout to the Springfield Thunderbirds 5-4. Thomas DiPauli and Sam Miletic both had a goal and assist each in the loss. For Hershey, the Bears shutout the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-0 on Sunday. Parker Milner had a 19 save shutout for the Bear, but was sent back to ECHL South Carolina the following day. Bobby Nardella had two assists.
Last Meeting: This past Saturday in Hershey, the Penguins ended the Bears nine game winning streak, beating them 2-1. Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 shots to pick up the win.
Record: For WBS: 17-12-3-2 (39 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For HER: 18-10-2-3 (41 pts., 3rd place Atlantic Division)
Referees: Christ Waterstradt / Rob Hennessy
Linesmen: Tom DellaFranco / Bill Lyons
Why You Should Care: Both teams are going to want to get out of the 2020 gate with a win. Hershey doesn’t want to be losers of two of their last three with both losses coming to the Penguins and Wilkes-Barre is going to want to stay ahead of tomorrow’s opponent Springfield.
Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.
Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever. / Today’s game will also be streamed live through Facebook Watch.
Other Game to Watch: Springfield visits Utica. The Comets are tied with the Rochester Americans for first in the North Division and want to stay there.
Promotion(s): EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY – It’s another EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY when the Hershey Bears visit the Mohegan Sun Arena. Lower bowl tickets are available for just $15, grab select draft beers for just $2 from 6:00-7:30pm, and enjoy postgame autographs from a pair of Penguins players.*
Next Five Games: vs. SPR 1/4, vs. CHA 1/8, vs. HER 1/10, vs. HFD 1/11, @ TEX 1/15
* – promo information credit to http://www.wbspenguins.com/promo-schedule/