The Hershey Bears ruled the road last week, picking up six out of a possible eight points during their trip through New England.
Wednesday evening in Lowell, current residence of former Bear Louis Robitaille, Keith Aucoin made an immediate impact on his return to the Bears’ lineup when he tallied his first hat trick as a Bear and propelling his team to a 5-2 victory.
On Friday, the Bears were torpedoed by the Portland Pirates, 5-0, suffering their first shut out of the season.
They redeemed themselves on Saturday night when the Hershey boys mastered the Manchester Monarchs, scoring the first four goals of the game on their way to a 4-1 triumph.
The road trip was closed out in fine fashion when the Bears dunked the Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donut Center, with Aucoin, a former Bruin, leading the charge with a pair of goals.
After the trek, the Bears find themselves in 1st place in the East Division with 20 points, six points ahead of both Norfolk Admirals and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, both of whom will be visiting Giant Center this weekend.
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