Nine Hershey Bears make Washington Capitals playoff roster


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHTM) — The Hershey Bears would have made the 2020 Calder Cup playoffs and had a good shot at the Cup, if the coronavirus didn’t end the season prematurely.

On Sunday, Hershey’s parent club, the Washington Capitals announced nine Bears would have a crack at the NHL playoffs.

Tyler Lewington, Beck Malenstyn, Phil Maillet, Alex Alexeyev, Brian Pinho, Vitek Vanacek, Pheonix Copley, Daniel Spring and Martin Fehervary round out a strong group of Bears heading north of the border for the NHL’s expanded playoff restart this week.

The Capitals begin the restart with a July 29 scrimmage against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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