Win against Chicago moves Bulldogs into second place


Eleven players had at least one point for the Hamilton Bulldogs as they defeated the Chicago Wolves 6-3 on Saturday night.

The win allowed the Bulldogs to jump ahead of the Rochester Americans by one point and into second place in the North Division with a record of 35-21-2-4 in the American Hockey League. Hamilton trails division leading Manitoba Moose by three points.

Scoring for Hamilton were Michael Lambert, with two, Ajay Baines, Corey Locke, Andre Benoit, and Jonathan Ferland.

Chicago got two goals from Jason Krog and a single marker from Colin Stuart.

Philippe Sauve, made his first start for the Bulldogs and stopped 26 of 29 shots. His counterpart, Fred Brathwaite turned aside 21 of the 27 shots he faced before giving way to Michael Garnett, who stopped the two shots he had to handle.

With the arrival of Sauve, goaltender Cedrick Desjardins was returned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.

Desjardins was recalled by the Bulldogs on Feb. 15 and appeared in three games, recording a 0-2-0 record and a 2.96 goals against average. The 6-foot, 183-pound netminder played in his first-career AHL game on Feb.19 against the Syracuse Crunch, making 11 saves on 12 shots in relief of starting goaltender Yann Danis who was injured in the second period.

On Saturday, Hamilton was 3-for-11 on the power play while Chicago went 2-for-6 with the extra-man.

The Bulldogs play again on Friday (March 9) at 8 p.m. when they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Admirals. The game can be heard on 820 CHAM.