‘Dogs burned 4-0 by Flames in AHL tilt

The Hamilton Bulldogs were shutout 4-0 by the Quad City Flames in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Friday night’s loss at Copps Coliseum drops the ‘Dogs American Hockey League record to 19-18-1-5 on the season.

Krys Kolanos staked the Flames to a 1-0 lead at 7:01 of the first period when he snapped a shot over the glove hand of Bulldogs’ goaltender Carey Price. Quad City added to their lead at 12:39 of the middle stanza when Carsen Germyn scored.

With only 13 seconds left in the period, Derek Couture notched his fifth marker of the season and while on the power play at the 13:37 mark of the third period, Kolanos buried his second tally of the game to complete the scoring.

Price made 29 saves on 33 shots for Hamilton while Curtis McElhinney stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout. The Bulldogs were 0-for-4 with the man advantage, while the Flames went 1-for-5 on the power play.

The Bulldogs return to action tonight (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. when they host the Syracuse Crunch at Copps.

Scoring summary

First period

1. QCY – Krys Kolanos-17 (Carsen Germyn, Matt Pelech) – 7:01

Second period

2. QCY – Carsen Germyn-6 (Grant Stevenson, Tim Hambly) – 12:39 3. QCY – Derek Couture-5 (David Van der Gulik) – 19:47

Third period

4. QCY – Krys Kolanos-18 (Grant Stevenson) – 13:37(pp)


Hamilton: 8-5-13–26
Quad City: 13-9-11–33

Attendance: 5,646