Nothing ever seems to change with the Hershey Bears.
Ever the tough guys, the Bears, even in exhibition play, once again found themselves in trouble with the officials last night in Hershey, Pa., against the Skipjacks.
The Bears racked up 63 minutes of penalty time to the Jacks' 39, and allowed two power-play goals in a 5-4 loss to the Jacks last night before 1,508 at the Hersheypark Arena.
For the Jacks, Reggie Savage continued his offensive assault with three assists on goals from Vic Gervais, John Purves and Todd Hlushko. Also getting goals for the Jacks were Steve Seftel and Harry Mews, who scored the game-winner at 19:09 of the third period.
Coach Robbie Laird rested Alfie Turcotte, Jeff Greenlaw, Steve Maltais and Kent Paynter, who are all expected to play in the season-opener back in Hershey on Saturday.
The Bears were led by Len Barrie, who had two goals.