The Houston Aeros ended the Hamilton Bulldogs’ four-game American Hockey League winning streak with a 3-1 win on Friday night (Nov. 7). In front of 4,510 fans at Copps Coliseum, Barry Brust made 25 saves on 26 shots to lead the Aeros to victory.
The ‘Dogs opened the scoring on the power play at 3:21 of the first frame. Yanick Lehoux skated down the right side before rifling a shot over the glove of Brust. Dan Jancevski and Ben Maxwell earned assists on the play.
The Aeros tied the game 12minutes later. Maxim Noreau collected the puck at the side boards before blasting a shot that beat Marc Denis.
Houston took the lead at 9:13 of the final frame. Ryan Hamilton split between two Bulldogs defenders to earn a breakaway on Denis. Hamilton backhanded a shot over the blocker of Denis to give Houston a 2-1 lead. Former Bulldog Corey Locke earned an assist on play. The ‘Dogs all-time leading scorer was traded by Montreal in the off-season.
John Lammers sealed the win for Houston with an empty-net marker at 19:09 of the third period.
The Bulldogs are hosts to the Toronto Marlies tonight (Saturday, Nov. 8) at 7 p.m. The following day, the ‘Dogs travel to Cleveland to battle the Lake Erie Monsters.