Overtime goes in favour of the Bulldogs

hamiltonbulldogsbackgroundSUDBURY – Cole Candella’s third goal of the season at 4.42 of overtime gave the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs a 3-2 Ontario Hockey League win Friday night (Nov. 27).

The win improved Hamilton record to 9-15-1-0 while the Wolves go to 5-13-3-0.

The Wolves opened the scoring in the first period when Mikkel Aagaard connected. In the second period the ‘Dogs tied it up on the power play when Connor Walters scored his first OHL goal at 12:48.

Not even three minutes later Sudbury regained the lead when Aagaard scored his second of the game at 15:21.

Hamilton went into the third period trailing 2-1 but tied it up when Michael Cramarossa tipped in a shot on the power play.

In extra time, Candella finished it off by rushing into the Sudbury zone and snapping his game-winning shot.

The Bulldogs wrap up three games in three nights Saturday night (Nov. 28) when they host the Mississauga Steelheads at FirstOntario Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m.

Game summary

First period
1, Sudbury, Aagaard 4 (O’Grady, Lyszczarczyk), 11:10.

Cummins Sby (slashing), 8:12; Garagan Sby (slashing), 11:35.

Second period
2, Hamilton, Walters 1 (Candella, Petti), 12:48 (PP).
3, Sudbury, Aagaard 5 (Lyszczarczyk, Bourque), 15:21.

Saban Ham (tripping), 5:00; Capobianco Sby (roughing), 11:09; Gleason Ham (delay of game), 16:48.

Third period
4, Hamilton, Cramarossa 6 (Fox, Marchment), 4:23 (PP).

Capobianco Sby (high sticking), 3:49.

OT Period
5, Hamilton, Candella 3 (Luff, Petti), 4:42.

No Penalties

Shots on Goal
Hamilton: 8-15-7-3-33.
Sudbury: 8-14-9-1-32.

Power Play Opportunities: Hamilton 2 / 4; Sudbury 0 / 2.

Goalies-Hamilton, Hicks 3-3-0-0 (32 shots-30 saves). Sudbury, Bowman 4-11-3-1 (33 shots-30 saves).

Attendance: 2,846

Referees-Chris Thornton (13), Brent Coulombe (22).
Linesmen-Kyle Lekun (67), Steve Dix (85).

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