Category Archives: Chris Bourque

Washington Capitals’ Top Prospects, Spring 2008

Continuing an OFB tradition, we present our rankings of the Capitals’ prospects at the conclusion of the hockey season. Many of the names below you’ll have a chance to see at Kettler Capitals Iceplex this July, for Development Camp (July … Continue reading

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Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Chris Bourque, Francois Bouchard, Hershey Bears, Joe Finley, Josh Godfrey, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments

Bears with Near-Term Promise

I surveyed some keen hockey observers in the Hershey community the past couple of days to see if they could help me identify the names of two or three Bears whose regular season performances in 2007-08 ought to have Caps’ … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Andrew Gordon, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Playoff Hockey at Giant Center, Too: Bears Are in

Last night at Giant Center the Hershey Bears fell behind 2-0 to the Philadelphia Phantoms. The game’s next 5 goals were all Hershey’s — two from the stick of rookie Andrew Gordon — as the Bears beat Philly for the … Continue reading

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Move Over Ovie: Chris Bourque Pots 4 for Hershey Saturday Night

“During his rookie season, Chris Bourque suffered a concussion on a hit by Hamilton Bulldog Johnathan Aitken at Copps Coliseum on Oct. 30, 2005 . . . It was Bourque’s turn to deliver the headache Saturday night,” Tim Leone wrote … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, Prospects, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Bears Beat Baby Pens 3-1

In what is a hopeful foreshadowing of Monday night’s Igloo visit by the Capitals, the Hersey Bears beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Pens 3 to 1. Joe Motzko scored the game winner with Chris Bourque notching two assists. With the win, … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears | 2 Comments

Hockey Night in Hershey: Blogging on Reassignment

I’m a blogger banished to the American League on a behavioral conditioning assignment. As banishments go, Hershey’s hardly a hardship. If you’ve read this blog for three months, you know of my affinity for this community, its state-of-the-art rink, the … Continue reading

Posted in American Hockey League, Chris Bourque, Eric Fehr, Hershey Bears, John Walton | 1 Comment

Bourque in the Globe

Yesterday’s Boston Globe included an article on Chris Bourque’s NHL’s debut last Tuesday. The NHL call-up came early enough for his parents to travel and watch the game from the stands. Chris’ famous father, Ray, had some hall-of-fame advise for … Continue reading

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Bourque Recalled

Per John Walton’s Blog, Walton, Wired and Unwired, Chris Bourque has been recalled and should be in tonight’s lineup against Atlanta.

Posted in Chris Bourque, Hershey Bears, John Walton | 10 Comments

Leafs TV? How About Caps’ TV?

Apprised of Comcast’s commitment to the Caps this week, I turned on Comcast SportsNet the moment I arrived home from work Monday night, and left it there. What I watched over the next four hours stunned me. I saw new … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Bourque, Comcast SportsNet, Craig Laughlin, Francois Bouchard, Joe Beninati, Joe Finley, Karl Alzner, Lisa Hillary, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Post | 7 Comments

Summer State of the Team – The Forwards

As Training Camp slowly (so slowly) approaches, we decided to take a quick look at some of the new faces, returnees, hopefuls and last-chancers that will be vying for a spot in the Caps’ forward corps. Battles at many slots … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Gordon, Boyd Gordon, Brian Sutherby, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Dave Steckel, Matt Pettinger | 10 Comments