Bulldogs Crunched in AHL play

The Hamilton Bulldogs will look to get back on the winning track on Friday night after dropping a 2-1 decision to the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday (Feb. 4).

A crowd of 3,258 fans at Copps Coliseum saw Trevor Frischmon score at 13:38 of the final frame to give the Crunch the win. On Friday the Bulldogs will welcome the Binghamton Senators for a 7.30 p.m. puck drop.

On Wednesday, after a scoreless first period, Kyle Chipchura gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead at 6:11 of the middle frame. He gained a breakaway after receiving a pass at centre ice from Greg Stewart. Chipchura raced in on Syracuse goaltender Sebastian Dahm before using a backhand to forehand move and flipping the puck over Dahm’s right shoulder.

Syracuse tied the game at 9:19 of the final frame. Mike York and Derek MacKenzie raced in on a 2-on-1. York elected to pass the puck to MacKenzie, who blasted a shot past the blocker of Hamilton goaltender Marc Denis.

Frischmon scored the winner when he picked up a loose puck that had bounced off a Hamilton defender after John Vigilante had taken a sot on Denis.

Denis stopped 17 of 19 shots while Dahm was tested 28 times.