Bears pick up Schaefer for stretch run

The 2010 Calder Cup champion Hershey Bears announced today the club has acquired goaltender Nolan Schaefer on loan from the NHL’s Boston Bruins.

Schaefer, 31, brings 255 games of AHL experience to Chocolatetown, including three games in 2006-07 with Hershey under head coach Bruce Boudreau. He earned a share of the AHL’s Harry (Hap) Holmes Award for team goaltending in 2007-08 when he led the AHL with a 2.06 goals-against average and finished third with a .924 save percentage for the Houston Aeros.

In 30 appearances for the Providence Bruins this season, Schaefer has a record of 9-16-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .897 save percentage. Schaefer has played 255 career AHL games, with a record of 111-115-15 and 15 shutouts.

The native of Yellow Grass, Sask., has also played in seven career NHL games with San Jose, going 5-1-0 with a 1.87 GAA.