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Bears defeat Devils, 4-1

Bears defeat Devils, 4-1

The Hershey Bears used a three-goal second period to beat the Albany Devils, 4-1, Sunday at Boardwal

The Hershey Bears used a three-goal second period to beat the Albany Devils, 4-1, Sunday at Boardwalk Hall.

It’s the first of three games that the Devils will play in South Jersey this season.

The Bears grabbed a 1-0 lead on a first-period power-play goal by Brandon Segal. Casey Wellman scored 69 seconds into the second period to make it 2-0.

Artem Demkov pulled the Devils to within 2-1 with 7:54 left in the second. But 1:50 late, Jeff Taffe scored a power-play goal for the Bears. Dustin Gazley scored the last goal of the second for the Bears.

Hershey goalie Riley Gill made 29 saves.

Hershey 1 3 0 — 4

Albany 0 1 0 — 1

First Period — 1, Hershey, Segal 11 (Stoa, Taffe), 14:42 (pp). Penalties — Strachan, Her (slashing), 4:48; Byers, Her (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:31; Kelly, Alb (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:31; Burlon, Alb (slashing), 9:19; Tedenby, Alb (hooking), 14:32.

Second Period — 2, Hershey, Wellman 10 (LeBlanc, Byers), 1:09. 3, Albany, Demkov 5 (Kelly), 12:06. 4, Hershey, Taffe 8 (Segal, Genoway), 13:56 (pp). 5, Hershey, Gazley 3 (Latta, Genoway), 16:04. Penalties — Latta, Her, minor-major (elbowing, fighting), 5:39; Wohlberg, Alb, minor-major-misconduct (instigating, fighting), 5:39; Hoeffel, Alb (high-sticking), 12:29; Latta, Her, major (fighting), 18:37; McKelvie, Alb, major (fighting), 18:37.

Third Period — None. Penalties — Genoway, Her (tripping), 9:41; Wohlberg, Alb (roughing), 14:58.

Shots on Goal — Hershey 10-6-5 — 21. Albany 9-7-14 — 30.

Power Play Opportunities-Hershey 2 of 4; Albany 0 of 2.

Goalies — Hershey, Gill 1-1-0 (30 shots-29 saves). Albany, Kinkaid 14-7-1 (16-12), Wedgewood (0:00 third, 5-5).

A— 2,734. T — 2:14.

Referee — Jarrod Ragusin. Linesmen — Bill Lyons, Matt McNulty.

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