‘Dogs rebound to bite the chops

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Iowa Chops 5-2 on Tuesday night (March 17) as Mike Glumac extended his American Hockey League goal-scoring streak to six games and Sergei Kostitsyn extended his point streak to eight games.

The host Chops scored two quick goals to start the game. Former Bulldogs captain Ajay Baines gained a breakaway on Hamilton goaltender Marc Denis but was turned aside. Drew Miller grabbed the rebound and stuffed the puck under Denis at 2:51 for a shorthanded marker. Adrian Veideman gave the Chops a 2-0 lead at 4:28.

The Bulldogs cut the lead in half less than a minute later. Ryan White sent a pass to Ryan Flinn, who was stationed in front of the net. Flinn snapped a shot that sailed past Iowa goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur. J.T. Wyman also earned an assist.

Glumac tied the game at 11:59. Brock Trotter fed a pass to Glumac, who one-timed a shot past a sprawling Levasseur. The goal extended Glumac’s road point streak to 17 games and goal-scoring streak to six games.

Mathieu Aubin gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead at 7:06 of the second period with a power-play marker. Trotter fired a shot on net that was stopped by Levasseur. The rebound bounced onto the stick of Aubin, who jammed the puck past Levasseur. David Desharnais added a goal at 13:12 while on the power play. Levasseur stopped Yannick Weber but was unable to control the rebound. The puck was bouncing around in front of the net before Desharnais banged it over the goal line.

Kyle Chipchura recorded an empty net marker at 18:46 of the final frame to secure the win for Hamilton.

Hamilton outshot the chops 33-25.

The Bulldogs continue their five-game road trip on Friday (March 20) with an 8:05 p.m. game against the Quad City Flames. Fans can listen to all ‘Dogs game on TALK 820.