Bulldogs rally falls short

bulldogsCleveland – The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, 3-2, on Saturday night (April 13) when Paul Carey and Tomas Vincour both had a goal and an assist for the Monsters.

The Monsters opened the scoring at 15:08 of the opening frame on a goal by Jamie MacQueen. Marc Hagel centred a pass to MacQueen who redirected the puck past goaltender Robert Mayer.

Lake Erie grabbed a 2-0 lead just over a minute later when Carey threw the puck in front and Vincour batted it into the net.

The Monsters made it 3-0 in the second stanza while on the power play when Vincour centred a pass to Carey who tapped the puck past Mayer.

The Bulldogs got on the board on the power play at 14:17 of the second period when Petteri Nokelainen redirected a shot through the legs of goaltender Calvin Pickard.

Hamilton came to within one at 16:57 of the second on a tally by Michael Bournival.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Oklahoma City Barons at Copps Coliseum on Sunday (April 14).

Scoring summary

1st Period:
LE – Jamie MacQueen (3) – (Marc Hagel, Mike Connolly) – 15:08
LE – Tomas Vincour (17) – (Paul Carey, Karl Stollery) – 16:27

2nd Period:
LE – Paul Carey (18) – (Tomas Vincour, Karl Stollery) – 11:09 (PP)
HAM – Petteri Nokelainen (2) – (Danny Kristo, Joey Tenute) – 14:17 (PP)
HAM – Michael Bournival (10) – (Brady Vail) – 16:57 (SH)

3rd Period:
No Scoring

Lake Erie: 8-6-7—21
Hamilton: 8-6-11—25

Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (W – 25 shots, 23 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L – 21 shots, 18 saves)

Power Play:
Lake Erie: 1-for-6
Hamilton: 1-for-5

Attendance: 9,386