Admirals send Bulldogs to third straight loss

The Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated 5-4 by the Milwaukee Admirals at Copps Coliseum Thursday night in an American Hockey League contest. The loss extends the ‘Dogs losing streak to three games.

The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 8:03 of the first frame while on the power play. Ben Maxwell fired a shot at the net that Milwaukee goaltender Drew MacIntyre saved. Mike Glumac picked up the rebound and shovelled the puck underneath MacIntyre for his ninth goal of the season. Thirty seven seconds after that, Ryan Russell added a marker on a similar play. He grabbed a loose rebound before burying the puck past MacIntyre. Glumac added his second goal of the game at 10:31. While stationed at the side of the net, Glumac picked up the puck and snapped a shot past the blocker of MacIntyre.

Following the Bulldogs’ third goal, MacIntyre was pulled in favour of Mark Dekanich.

Mike Santorelli got the Admirals on the scoreboard with a power-play goal at 12:38 of the opening stanza. Santorelli rifled a shot from the top of the left circle and beat Hamilton goalie Marc Denis.

Milwaukee earned its second goal at 14:25. Jed Ortmeyer gained control of the puck behind the net before sending a pass to Stephen Werner, who one-timed the puck past Denis. The Admirals added their third goal to tie the game at 15:23 when Santorelli beat Denis.

The Admirals added their fourth unanswered goal at 6:10 of the second stanza. Santorelli sent the puck to the front of the net, where Ryan Jones tipped the puck past Denis and gave the Admirals a 4-3 lead.

Dan Jancevski earned his first goal of the season at 16:10 of the second stanza to even the score for Hamilton. Kyle Chiphura and the defenceman skated in on a 2-on-1 before Chipchura fed a pass to Jancevski, who one-timed the puck over the blocker of Dekanich.

Jones added his second goal of the game at 8:00 of the final frame to give the Admirals a 5-4 lead.

The ‘Dogs travel to Grand Rapids to face the Griffins for an 8 p.m. match-up on Saturday (Dec. 6) before returning to Copps the following day to host the Toronto Marlies at 5 p.m. Sunday’s game will be Stuffed Toy Toss Night, where fans can throw new stuffed toys onto the ice following the Bulldogs’ first goal.