Griffins get the better of Tokarski

bulldogsGrand Rapids, Michigan – A two-goal effort from Tomas Jurco lifted the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 2-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs in an American Hockey League game on Friday (March 8). Petr Mrazek stopped 30 shots for the victory.

After Jurco opened the scoring at 13:43 of the first period, the Bulldogs pulled even when Joey Tenute collected his fifth goal of the season – and third in four games – just under four minutes into the sandwich frame. Jurco’s goal ended netminder Dustin’s Tokarski’s shutout streak at 161 minutes and 2 seconds.

Tenute also extended his point streak to five games, which is a Bulldogs season-high.

Grand Rapids winning goal came at 9:12 of the third period when Jurco notched his 10th of the campaign.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Peoria Rivermen at Copps Coliseum on Saturday (March 9) at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:
1. GR – Tomas Jurco (9) – (Louis-Marc Aubry, Adam Almquist) – 13:43

2nd Period:
2. HAM – Joey Tenute (5) – (Patrick Holland, Michael Bournival) – 3:45

3rd Period:
3. GR – Tomas Jurco (10) – (Landon Ferraro, Adam Almquist) – 9:12

Grand Rapids: Petr Mrazek (W – 31 shots, 30 saves)
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (L – 33 shots, 31 saves)

Power Play:
Grand Rapids: 0-for-5
Hamilton: 0-for-1

Attendance: 10,834