Bulldogs off to quick start in AHL

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Norfolk Admirals 6-3 for their fourth straight win, setting a franchise record for consecutive victories to start a season.

Mike Glumac and Matt D’Agostini each tallied two goals and Marc Denis made 39 saves in the win on Saturday night at Copps Coliseum.

The Bulldogs drew first blood when D’Agostini tallied his first goal of the season at 11:59 of the first frame. Yanick Lehoux sent the puck to D’Agostini, who beat Norfolk goalie Karri Ramo. Pavel Valentenko also earned an assist on the play.

Norfolk took the lead on a pair of goals 13 seconds apart in the middle stanza. Brandon Segal scored at 18:00 and Radek Smolenak made it a 2-1 game at 18:13.

D’Agostini and Glumac regained the lead for Hamilton in the final frame. D’Agostini tied the game 2-2 with his second goal of the game at 2:02. Glumac gave the ‘Dogs the lead at 5:57 with his second goal of the season.

The Bulldogs increased their lead to 5-2. Glumac hammered away at Ramo’s pads to slip the puck into the back of the net at 9:54 and earn his second goal of the game. Weber fired a wrist shot from the top left face-off circle to beat Ramo.

At the 14-minute mark Norfolk tried to get back into the game when Segal potted his second goal of the game.

Ryan Russel sealed the win for Hamilton with an empty net marker scored at 18:45 of the third period. Alex Henry assisted on the goal, earning his first point of the season.

The ‘Dogs next game is on Wednesday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m. at Ricoh Coliseum where they’ll play the Toronto Marlies in the first of 12 regular season meetings between the clubs.