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Bears ink three on eve of camp

The Hershey Bears on Tuesday evening announced the signings of three former American Hockey League All-Stars in preparation for the opening of the club’s training camp on Wednesday.

The Bears inked defenseman Darrel Scoville and forwards Andre Savage and Dennis Bonvie for the 2004-05 season.

Scoville played in the AHL All-Star Game in 2000 and won a Calder Cup championship with Saint John in 2001. He has recorded 46 goals and 121 assists for 167 points in 346 career AHL contests over the past six seasons with Syracuse and Saint John, including 10 goals and 32 assists in 70 games with the Crunch last year.

A native of Swift Current, Sask., Scoville has added one assist in 16 career NHL matches with Columbus and Calgary.

Savage, an AHL All-Star and Calder Cup champion with Providence in 1999, has tallied 118 goals and 161 assists for 279 points in 339 AHL games over six years with Providence, Philadelphia and Manitoba. The Ottawa native also has 10 goals and 14 assists in 66 career NHL contests with Philadelphia and Boston.

Last year, Savage totaled 17 goals and 30 assists in 71 AHL games between the Bruins and Phantoms.

Bonvie, the AHL’s all-time leader with 3,316 career penalty minutes (along with 74 goals and 153 assists) in 617 games with Hershey, Binghamton, Providence, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Philadelphia, Portland, Hamilton and Cape Breton. The 1995 AHL All-Star, who tallied 15 points and 291 PIM in 59 games last season, has played in two Calder Cup Finals (1997, 2001).

Bonvie, a native of Antigonish, N.S., is entering his 12th AHL season.