The Hamilton Bulldogs were defeated by the Manitoba Moose 4-3 in a shootout for the second consecutive time on Friday night. Peter Delmas made 24 saves on 27 shots in his first professional game for Hamilton while the Bulldogs were unable to get a goal past Tyler Weiman in the shootout as he led them to victory.
Following a scoreless first period, the Moose opened the game’s scoring 58 seconds into the second stanza. Kevin Connauton blasted a shot from the point that bounced off the back boards and ended up in front of the net. Joel Perrault whacked the loose puck past Hamilton starting goaltender Peter Delmas.
The Bulldogs tied the game 1-1 at 1:37 of the middle period while on the power play. Brendon Nash sent a pass along the point to Yannick Weber, who blasted a shot that sailed through traffic and beat Manitoba starting goaltender Tyler Weiman. With the goal, Weber is now the all-time leader in power-play goals by a Bulldogs defenceman with 15. The ‘Dogs added their second goal of the game at 12:33. Nash received the puck from Neil Petruic before dishing the puck to David Desharnais. Desharnais snapped a shot past Weiman and into the net. Gabriel Dumont gave Hamilton a 3-1 lead at 13:09. Ben Maxwell fed the puck to Dumont, who skated to the front of the net before rifling a shot past Weiman and into the net.
Manitoba made the game 3-2 at 15:00 of the second frame with a power-play marker. Bill Sweatt fired a shot on net that was saved by Delmas. Cody Hodgson grabbed the loose rebound before flipping the puck past Delmas and into the net.
Marco Rosa tied the game 3-3 at 14:30 of the third period. Evan Oberg sent the puck to the middle of the ice where Rosa collected it. Rosa backhanded a shot that hit Delmas in the arm before trickling over the goal line and into the net.
With both teams unable to score in the extra period, the game went into a shootout. Tyler Weiman stopped all three Hamilton shooters while Perrault, Hodgson and Jordan Schroeder scored for the Moose to earn the victory.
The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum for their first CBC game on Sunday, October 24th when they play the Oklahoma City Barons at 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on CBC. All regular season Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. All pre-game shows during ‘Dogs home games will be broadcast live from the main concourse at Copps Coliseum.
Tickets for all Hamilton Bulldogs home games (with the exception of the November 5th and February 25th games at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec) are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 905-527-7666. For more information on ‘Dogs season tickets, flex packs, mini packs and group tickets call 905-529-8500 ext. 179 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.