Monarchs power past Bulldogs for 4-2 AHL win

The Manchester Monarchs defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2 in front of 3,042 fans at Copps Coliseum on Wednesday night (Nov. 19). It was the Monarchs fourth win in 13 starts for a 4-6-0-3 record while the Bulldogs fell to 11-5-1-0 mark (wins-losses-overtime losses-shootout losses).

Manchester’s power play was clicking as the Monarchs scored on two of the four chances they had in the game while the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize on five power play chances in the American Hockey League game. The Monarchs opened the scoring with a man advantage situation just 1:34 into the first frame. Matt Moulson’s shot beat goalie Marc Denis.

Teddy Purcell gave the Monarchs a 2-0 lead at 6:26 of the second period but two quick goals allowed Hamilton to tie the game. Ben Maxwell beat netminder Jonathan Bernier at 8:45 and 24 seconds later Brock Trotter scored.

Manchester regained the lead two minutes later when Viatcheslav Voynov scored.

Scott Parse scored his first goal of the season at 11:33 of the final frame to complete the scoring.

The Bulldogs are on the road for four straight games beginning in Peoria on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 8 p.m. before travelling to Houston the next day for a 6:05 p.m. match-up with the Aeros. Fans can listen to every Bulldogs game on TALK 820 (820 CHAM) or at