Bulldogs shooters silence Monsters

Bulldogs' defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Bulldogs’ defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Robert Mayer made 30 saves and forward Patrick Holland scored the eventual shootout game winner as the ‘Dogs (24-25-1-4) edged the Lake Erie Monsters (23-25-0-6) 3-2 on Friday (Feb. 28) at FirstOntario Centre.

Lake Erie forward Michael Schumacher got the Monsters up 1-0 at 8:13 of the first period. But Hamilton forward Sven Andrighetto answered back for the ‘Dogs to tie the game nine minutes later. The goal was Andrighetto’s 13th of the season.

Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn put his club ahead 2-1 with his 10th goal of the season at 16:08 of the second period. Monsters defenceman Stefan Elliott tied the game when he put a screened wrist shot past ‘Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer at 7:37 of the third period.

After a scoreless second half of the third period and overtime, forward Gabriel Dumont and Holland scored for Hamilton in the shootout, while Smith replied for Lake Erie.

Mayer made 30 saves on 32 shots in the Bulldogs net and Calvin Pickard made 29 saves on 31 shots for the Monsters in the loss.

Hamilton went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Lake Erie went 0-for-2.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday (March 1) when the ‘Dogs will visit the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum at 3 p.m.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:
1. LE – Michael Schumacher – 4 – (Colin Smith) – 8:13
2. HAM – Sven Andrighetto – 13 – (Maxime Macenauer) – 17:13

2nd Period:
3. HAM – Greg Pateryn – 10 – (Nathan Beaulieu, Justin Courtnall) – 16:08

3rd Period:
4. LE – Stefan Elliott – 9 – (Garrett Meurs, Mitchell Heard) – 7:37

HAM – Sven Andrighetto – NG
LE – Joey Hishon – NG
HAM – Gabriel Dumont – G
LE – Colin Smith – G
HAM – Martin St. Pierre – NG
LE – Stefan Elliott – NG
HAM – Patrick Holland – G
LE – Michael Schumacher – NG
HAM – Nathan Beaulieu – NG
LE – Andrew Agozzino – NG

Lake Erie: 11-10-9-2-0–32
Hamilton: 9-9-11-2-1–32

Power Play:
Lake Erie: 0-for-2
Hamilton: 0-for-3

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