Bulldogs can’t overcome Marlies lead


bulldogsHamilton Bulldogs dropped their second game in a row, losing 3-1 to the Toronto Marlies on Friday night (Nov. 29).

The visiting Marlies used goals by Jerry D’Amigo in the first period and David Broll in the second period to built a 2-0 lead in the American Hockey League game between North Division rivals.

Gabriel Dumont scored less than four minutes into the second period and 41 seconds after Broll’s goal to cut the Toronto Marlies’ lead in half but that was all the offence Hamilton could get. The loss left Hamilton with a 9-9-0-3 record while the Marlies improved their first place standing to 11-7-1-0. Hamilton is in fourth place.

Toronto’s final goal came from Sam Carrick two minutes after Dumont’s marker.

Robert Mayer made 26 saves on 29 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves on 25 shots for the Marlies.

The Bulldogs went 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Marlies went 1-for-5.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday (Nov. 30) when the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche) visit Copps at 7 p.m.

Scoring summary

1st Period:
1. TOR – Jerry D’Amigo (5) – (Josh Leivo, Sam Carrick) – 13:03

Penalties

HAM Quailer, 5:27 – Tripping, 2 min (PP)
TOR Bodie, 9:46 – Roughing, 2 min (PP)
TOR Bodie, 9:46 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM McIver, 9:46 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Thomas, 10:09 – High-sticking, 2 min (PP)

2nd Period:

2. TOR – David Broll (1) – (Josh Leivo) – 3:17 (PP)
3. HAM – Gabriel Dumont (2) – (Darren Dietz) – 3:58
4. TOR – Sam Carrick (2) – (Spencer Abbott, Jerry D’Amigo) – 5:57

Penalties

HAM Tinordi, 1:18 – Delay of game, 2 min (PP)
HAM Owens, 9:20 – Goaltender interference, 2 min (PP)
TOR Crescenzi, 19:44 – Roughing, 2 min
HAM Blunden, 19:44 – Roughing, 2 min
HAM Dumont, 19:44 – Unsportsmanlike conduct, 2 min (PP)

3rd Period:
No scoring

Penalties
TOR Abbott, 9:33 – Tripping, 2 min (PP)
TOR Broll, 12:46 – Fighting, 5 min
HAM Tinordi, 12:46 – Fighting, 5 min

Scoring:
Toronto: 1-2-0
Hamilton: 0-1-0

Shots:
Toronto: 7-12-10–29
Hamilton: 9-6-10–25

Attendance: 6,159