Boyd Kane’s overtime goal completed a comeback from a 2-0 third-period deficit as the Hershey Bears eliminated the Manchester Monarchs from the Calder Cup playoffs with a 3-2 victory.
Kane beat goaltender Jonathan Bernier at 7:06 of overtime, ensuring the Bears’ second straight trip to the Finals, where they will play either the Hamilton Bulldogs or the Texas Stars.
John Zeiler and Joe Piskula scored for Manchester. Their two former Reign forwards, Bud Holloway and Dwight King, did not factor into the scoring and former Reign goaltender Jeff Zatkoff did not appear in a playoff game.
Knapp recently obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, after taking classes online the past several years. He’s back in Hermantown, Minnesota, where he has a daughter and is considering a “couple jobs.”
“Having a daughter and everything, I’ve missed out on the past couple
years,” Knapp said. “I’m
looking forward to spending time with my family.”