Bulldog snipers come up empty in shootout with Houston

The Hamilton Bulldogs picked up a single-point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Houston Aeros on Saturday night when they were unable to score. The shootout loss drops Hamilton’s American Hockey League overall record to 4-6-0-1.

Hamilton failed to score on its three attempts after a scoreless overtime period set the stage for the showdown. Roman Voloshenko, Matt Foy and Ben Thomson all scored in the shootout for Houston while Corey Locke, Andrei Kostitsyn and Duncan Milroy missed on their opportunities witnessed by 4,927 spectators.

The Bulldogs were looking to pick up their third straight win and got off on the right skate when Kostitsyn opened the scoring at 13:40 of the first period for his first goal of the season. Matt D’Agostini and Ryan O’Byrne had the assists.

Aeros’ Ben Thompson notched his second goal of the season with just 1:45 left in the period.

The teams traded second period goals with Houston taking a 2-1 lead on Joel Ward’s marker at 12:39. But Hamilton came back with a power-play goal by Mathieu Roy at the 15:50 and Locke and Kostitsyn had the assists.

The Bulldogs were 1-for-10 on the powerplay while the Aeros were 0-4 with the man-advantage. Hamilton outshot the Aeros, 38-23. Yann Danis was in goal for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs next game is on Friday (Nov. 10) at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights at Copps Coliseum.