The Hamilton Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Americans in their second pre-season game on Friday night (Sept. 28) in Rochester. The Bulldogs wrap up their pre-season schedule on Saturday (Sept. 29) at 4 p.m. when they host the same Americans at Hagersville Memorial Arena.
The Amerks opened the scoring at 7:34 of the first period when Tanner Glass beat Bulldogs’ starting netminder Yann Danis. At 13:52 of the middle stanza, Duncan Milroy tipped home a shot from the point by Marvin Degon to even the score. Sergei Kostitsyn also earned an assist on Milroy’s power-play goal.
Cedrick Desjardins replaced Danis between the pipes for Hamilton at the start of the third period. Danis turned aside 24 of 25 shots in two full periods of action.
In the third period, Hamilton took a 2-1 lead just 1:58 into the frame when Corey Locke set up Thomas Beauregard for his first goal of the pre-season. Then at 4:53, Kenndal McArdle scored for Rochester. Adam Taylor potted the winning goal for Rochester at 11:04.
Desjardins made seven saves on nine shots in the third period for the ‘Dogs. Hamilton is 0-2 in American Hockey League pre-season play.