Hershey Bears Alumni: September 2007

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Craig Berube

There were a lot of fights for Craig Berube in his long professional career. The pro fights started in Hershey when Berube signed on with the Philadelphia Flyers. Fresh out of the Western Hockey League, Berube played 63 games for the Bears and accumulated 325 penalty minutes. He also managed to pick up 24 points with 7 goals and 17 assist. Each of the next two seasons berube played a little less with the Bears and a little more with the Flyers. By the early 1990's the minor leagues were a distant memory and Berube played over 1000 NHL games and averaged over 3 penalty minutes a game. After the Flyers Berube played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders.
Today, Berube serves as the head Coach for the rival AHL Philadelphia Phantoms.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Alvin "Buck" Jones (1917-2007)

Alvin "Buck" Jones passed away last week in Tampa, Florida. Buck was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1917. He was a National Hockey League player with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. His career was interrupted when he joined the Canadian army in World War II. Upon discharge, he resumed his hockey career, retired in 1954 and settled in Tampa. In 1987, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in Owen Sound, Ontario. He worked at Maas Brothers for 29 years and retired in 1983. Buck was an auxiliary volunteer at Tampa General Hospital for 15 years.
Jones played 131 games for the Hershey Bears in the late 1940's.