Bulldogs score 3-1 win over Marlies

The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 3-1 on Sunday (Nov.21) at Ricoh Coliseum. Gabriel Dumont scored the game-winning goal in the third period while Curtis Sanford stopped 28 of 29 shots to earn the American Hockey League victory.

Hamilton sits in first place in the Western Conference’s North Division.

After a scoreless first period, Hamilton opened the scoring 31 seconds into the second stanza. Neil Petruic dished the puck to Max Pacioretty, who carried it into the Marlies’ zone before firing a shot over the glove of goaltender Jussi Rynnas.

The Marlies tied the game at 10:50 of the final frame. Danny Richmond received the puck from Marcel Mueller before sending the puck to Brayden Irwin, who was positioned at the right side of the net. Irwin wired a shot that beat Sanford over the shoulder.

The ’Dogs regained their lead at 18:52 of the period. Ben Maxwell streaked down the left side boards before firing a shot on goal that bounced off Rynnas’ glove. Dumont scooped up the loose puck before burying it past the goaltender and into the net. J.T. Wyman provided an empty net goal at 19:39 to seal the win for Hamilton.

Hamilton was outshot, 29-24 before 5,624 fans.

Hamilton continues its six-game road trip with a game in Glens Falls, N.Y., to battle the Adirondack Phantoms Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. 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.