The Chicago Wolves defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, 4-1 on Tuesday (Nov. 8) in front of 6,528 kids from Hamilton area schools for a special school-day game.
Tim Miller scored two goals including the game-winner and added one assist while Darren Haydar scored a goal and recorded three assists in the American Hockey League game.
The Wolves opened the scoring at 18:25 of the first period on a power play goal by Miller. Nathan Longpre was positioned in the right corner and centered a pass towards the slot where Miller redirected the puck under goalie Nathan Lawson. Miller was credited with his second goal just 23 seconds later when his pass attempt deflected off a Hamilton defender and into the net.
The Bulldogs cut the lead in half on a goal by Alexander Avtsin at 6:11 of the middle frame. Brian Willsie’s slap shot from the blue line was tipped in front of the net by Avtsin and past goaltender Matt Climie.
The Wolves regained the two-goal margin while on the power play. Bill Sweatt scored at 10:34 of the second stanza.
Hamilton was outshot, 34-27.
Chicago added an empty net goal by Haydar at 19:07 of the final period.
The Bulldogs will finish their six-game homestand when they face the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. All Hamilton Bulldogs games can be heard live on AM 820 CHAM or on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com or seen live on www.ahllive.com beginning with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.