Four-goal rally takes Bulldogs to AHL win

With a goal and an assist each from Ben Maxwell and Kyle Chipchura, the Hamilton Bulldogs left Binghamton with a 5-3 win over the Senators on Saturday night (Jan. 24) in an American Hockey League contest.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first period, when Josh Hennessy scored on the power play, the Bulldogs scored four unanswered goals enroute to their 28th win of the season. Hamilton sits third place in the Western Conference’s North Division.

Hennessy’s goal at 11:53 would be all the offence shown in the opening stanza. But Hamilton needed just 1.28 of the middle stanza to pull even on Maxwell’s goal. Fifteen minutes later Ryan White gave the Bulldogs the lead they wouldn’t surrender. Yannick Weber (power play) and Mathieu Aubin would score 26 seconds apart in the final period to stretch the visitors lead to 4-1.

Hennessy, with his second, and Ilya Zubov would pull the Senators to within one goal before Kyle Chipchura’s empty net marker with less than two minutes to play sealed the Bulldogs’ win.

Dan Jancevski, who assisted on White’s goal, picked up his 63rd helper as a Bulldog and moved into a tie with Ron Hainsey for all-time assists by a Bulldogs’ defenceman.

Weber’s goal was his 10th of the season and places him in a four-way tie for most goals by a Bulldogs’ defenceman in one season.

Following the goal, Binghamton replaced goalies, sending in Mitch O’Keefe and pulling Jeff Glass.

Hamilton netminder Cedrick Desjardins stopped 32 of 35 shots while the Bulldogs fired 28 at Glass and O’Keefe. A crowd of 4,594 took in the game.

The Bulldogs return to the ice on Friday, Jan. 30 when they travel to Toronto to battle the Marlies at 7 p.m. at the Ricoh Coliseum.