Wednesday November 4, 1998 Hershey Bears (Colorado, 1-5-4), 4th Mid-Atlantic at Lowell (7-3-1), 2nd Atlantic
Game Preview: The Struggling Hershey Bears, coached by NHL veteran Mike Foligno and assisted by Jay Wells travel to the Mill city to take on the the Lock Monsters. Lowell has won 2 of 3 and is 3-1-1 in it's last five games. The Bears are one of the oldest franchises in professional hockey and are one of three AHL cities that has charter teams still active. Rochester and Syracuse are the others. Syracuse' current franchise is only 5 years old however.
G Marcel Cousineau now ranks in the top-10 in all major goaltending categories. He was once again a nominee for the AHL player of the week.
Hershey is without RW Scott Parker, who was suspended for his part in a brawl in Hershey vs. Kentucky two weeks ago.
The Lock Monsters are 1-0-0 against the Mid-Atlantic division this year, their win coming against Cincinnati on October 18, a 3-0 shutout by Cousineau.
The Lock Monsters C Mike Peron will look to follow up his AHL debut with another stellar performance. Peron is in from Roanoke, of the ECHL while Craig Charron is with the US National team in Austria.
Lock Monsters D Mike Gaul is a former skater with the Bears last season.
Game Notes/Roster Moves Hershey- Delete Greg Callihan- Released
Lowell- D Mike Gaul is day-to-day with a groin injury. He is expected to play Wednesday
The game begins a big week for the Lock Monsters. They travel to St. John's NFLD for two games this weekend and return home to host Portland on Sunday. They sit just 2 points out of first place before play on Wednesday.
Hershey's Mitch Lamoreaux, the 1982 AHL Rookie of the year is in the top-20 in almost all AHL scoring categories.
D Brad Larsen is the captain of the team, the first time for him in the professional ranks. G Marc Denis is a top prospect for the Avalanche who placed him in Hershey to get more playing time.