A goal and assist by Blake Geoffrion lifted the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory over Abbotsford Heat at Copps Coliseum on Sunday (Oct. 28) in front of 2,405 fans.
Aaron Palushaj scored the game-winner mid-way through the second and Robert Mayer made 28 saves for the American Hockey League win that stopped Hamilton losing streak at three games.
After a scoreless opening period, the Heat opened the scoring on a goal by Roman Horak at 3:36 of the second frame. Max Reinhart’s initial shot was stopped by Mayer but the rebound came out to Horak in the slot and he deposited it into the net.
The Bulldogs tied the score at 6:25 of the second stanza on Geoffrion’s goal. Greg Pateryn fed a pass to Geoffrion who wired a shot over the shoulder of goaltender Danny Taylor.
With the assist on the play, Pateryn recorded his first professional point.
Hamilton took the lead at 10:38 of the second period on Palushaj ‘s powerplay marker that would stand as the winner.
The Bulldogs edged the Heat in shots 30-29, during the game.
The ‘Dogs next game is on the road on Friday, Nov. 2 against the Rochester Americans.