The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Wolves 4-1 on Saturday night (Jan. 8) in front of 15, 654 Chicago spectators.
J.T. Wyman scored two goals for the ‘Dogs while Dustin Boyd scored a shorthanded tally to lead Hamilton to the American Hockey League victory.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 13:18 of the first period with a shorthanded goal. Frederic St. Denis sent the puck to Boyd, who skated down the right side of the Wolves’ zone before cutting across to the centre of the ice. Boyd snapped a shot that sailed over the right shoulder of goaltender Peter Mannino.
Wyman doubled Hamilton’s lead 41 seconds into the second stanza. He received the puck from Andrew Conboy before firing a shot on net. The puck slid along the ice and across the goal line. Wyman added his second goal at 9:25. Brendon Nash received the puck from Alex Henry before blasting a shot on net that was stopped by Mannino. The rebound bounced onto the stick of Wyman, who released a shot into the net.
The ’Dogs completed their scoring at 5:59 of the final frame with a power play goal. Ben Maxwell sent the puck to Kyle Klubertanz, who rifled a shot past Mannino.
The Wolves got on the scoreboard three minutes later. Nigel Dawes collected the puck while positioned in the low slot before snapping a shot that beat goaltender Curtis Sanford.
Hamilton outshot their hosts 36-16.
The Bulldogs travel to Milwaukee to battle the Admirals on Sunday (Jan. 9) for a 2:00 p.m. EST game. 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.