Bulldogs road trip ends with loss in Omaha

Despite out-shooting the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights 20-18, the Hamilton Bulldogs finished off a four-game road trip with a 3-1 loss on Tuesday night at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

With the loss, Hamilton’s record drops to 23-18-1-1.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 3:19 of the first period when Andre Benoit posted his fifth goal of the season.

With only 51 seconds remaining in the middle stanza, Justin Taylor evened the score for the Knights with his sixth tally of the campaign.

Omaha took a 2-1 lead on the power play at 6:24 of the final frame when Warren Peters notched his eighth goal of the season.

Eric Godard (5) added an insurance marker for the Knights at 13:07 of the period.

Hamilton was 0-for-8 on the power play while Omaha went 1-for-5 with the man-advantage.

Jaroslav Halak made 15 saves on 18 shots for the Bulldogs. Curtis McElhinney turned aside 19 of the 20 shots he faced for the Knights.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday( Jan. 19) when the Grand Rapids Griffins invade Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. The game can also be heard on 820 CHAM, beginning the pre-game show at 7:10 p.m.