Bulldogs come up short against Admirals


J.T. Wyman had his second straight two-goal game but it was not enough as the Hamilton Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday (Jan. 9). Mark Dekanich made 28 saves to lead the Admirals to the American Hockey League win. The Admirals had 24 shots on net with 3,737 fans on hand.

Wyman netted the game’s first goal at 3:02 of the opening period after taking a pass from Mathieu Carle.

The host Admirals knotted the game four minutes later when Linus Klasen tapped a rebound behind netminder Curtis Sanford.

Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead at 10:29 when Ryan Thang deflected a point shot into the net.

Milwaukee got what would stand as the winning goal midway through the second stanza while playing shorthanded. Blake Geoffrion received the puck from Jonathon Blum before skating into the ‘Dogs zone on a two-on-one. Geoffrion elected to shoot the puck, rifling a shot over the glove of Sanford and into the net.

Wyman scored his second goal of the game 47 seconds later at 10:30 while on the power play. While positioned at the left side boards, Alexander Avtsin dished the puck to Aaron Palushaj, who was located to the left side of the net. Palushaj fed the puck to the front of the net where Wyman tapped it into the net.

The teams played a scoreless third period.

The Bulldogs return to Copps Coliseum to host the Lake Erie Monsters for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday (Jan. 12). 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.