The Hamilton Bulldogs got off to the right start… but the wrong finish in their American Hockey League contest Tuesday (Dec. 15) night.
The host ’Dogs were on the short end of a 3-2 game with the Milwaukee Admirals at Copps Coliseum where 2,063 dotted the seats. Milwaukee scored three third period goals in just over three minutes to secure the victory.
Hamilton opened the scoring at 9:37 of the first period. A Mike Glumac shot was stopped by Milwaukee goaltender Chet Pickard but the rebound bounced onto the stick of David Desharnais, who whacked the puck past Pickard.
The Admirals tied the game at 7:28 of the third stanza. Scott Ford blasted a shot from the point that Colin Wilson tipped past goalie Curtis Sanford.
Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead at 8:05. Nolan Yonkman received the puck from Peter Olvecky before hammering a shot from the right point. The puck sailed through traffic before bouncing off the right side post and into the top of the net.
Olvecky added the Admirals third goal at 11:08 while on the power play. Cody Franson received a pass from Cal O’Reilly before firing a shot from the point. While stationed in front of the net, Olvecky redirected the puck past Sanford and into the net.
Hamilton added a goal at 17:48 of the final frame. Greg Stewart sent a pass to Mathieu Darche who one-timed the puck past Pickard and into the net. J.T. Wyman also earned an assist on the goal.
Hamilton outshot their guests, 33-17.
The Bulldogs travel to Glens Falls to battle the Adirondack Phantoms on Friday (Dec. 18) at 7:30 p.m.