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Defenseman Lawrence Nycholat Named CCM Vector AHL Player of the Week

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Canadian AHL-All Star Pulls in three Goals and Seven Points to Win League Honors as Bears Travel to Norfolk for Games Wednesday and Friday

Hershey, PA – January 23, 2006 – The HERSHEY BEARS announced today in conjunction with the American Hockey League that defenseman Lawrence Nycholat has been named CCM Vector AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 22. The announcement was made today by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.

Nycholat picked up four points in the first period on Friday in Philadelphia by scoring two goals and assisting on two others. He followed up the four-point effort with a goal and an assist Saturday against Portland, and then assisted on the game-winning goal Sunday as the BEARS swept the first place Pirates in a two-game series. The Calgary, Alberta native is the first HERSHEY player to earn league player of the week honors since Shane Willis received the award February 1, 2004. Nycholat along with teammate Eric Fehr will skate for the Canadian AHL All-Star team at the Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic January 31-February 1 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The BEARS travel to face the Norfolk Admirals this Wednesday and Friday at Norfolk Scope before returning home to face the Binghamton Senators Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s game are available at the GIANT Center box office, or by calling (717) 508-BEAR. Follow all of the action of BEARS hockey while the team is on the road by tuning in to the BEARS radio network Wednesday and Friday night at 6:55 p.m. (100.1 FM and 1490-AM). The games are also available through or on B2 Networks through
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