The Hamilton Bulldogs scored three power play goals en route to a 5-2 win at Grand Rapids Friday night in the first of back to back games at  Van Andel Arena.   The win allowed the Bulldogs to jump over the Griffins into third place in the AHL’s North Division.  The teams will meet again tomorrow night.

The Bulldogs broke open a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals in the second period.  Andreas Engqvist, Olivier Fortier and Ian Schultz scored a goal and an assist each.  Brian Willsie and Phillipe Lefebvre scored the others.   Engqvist is the Bulldogs leading goalscorer with 14 in thirty games.   Defenseman Frederic St. Denis had three assists.

Friday, February 3, 2012 – Van Andel Arena

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Fortier 7 (Engqvist, St-Denis), 14:45 (PP).

2, Grand Rapids, Minard 5 (Conner, Johnson), 18:52.

Penalties-Henry Ham (hooking), 3:12; Henry Ham (roughing), 5:26; Smith Gr (roughing, roughing), 5:26; Schultz Ham (tripping), 10:23; Smith Gr (interference), 14:29; Nattinen Ham (holding), 16:40; Willsie Ham (roughing), 19:27; Callahan Gr (roughing), 19:27; Pyett Gr (hooking), 19:46.

2nd Period-

3, Hamilton, Willsie 9 (Fortier, St-Denis), 7:14 (PP).

4, Hamilton, Engqvist 14 (St-Denis, Schultz), 8:38 (PP).

5, Hamilton, Schultz 3 (Dumont, Callahan), 10:31.

6, Hamilton, Lefebvre 3 (DeSimone, Dumont), 16:45.

Penalties-Pyett Gr (roughing), 6:54; Exelby Gr (interference), 7:50; Fortier Ham (high-sticking), 8:20; Janik Gr (delay of game), 8:20; FitzGerald Ham (major – slashing, game misconduct – slashing), 9:56; Exelby Gr (cross-checking), 9:56; Coetzee Gr (tripping), 11:49; Henry Ham (hooking), 13:19.

3rd Period-

7, Grand Rapids, Janik 6 (Smith), 14:43 (SH).

Penalties-Henry Ham (tripping), 5:28; Janik Gr (slashing), 10:40; Exelby Gr (boarding), 12:49; Avtsin Ham (hooking), 19:34.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 8-16-4-28. Grand Rapids 8-6-15-29.

Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 3 / 8; Grand Rapids 0 / 7.

Goalies-Hamilton, Lawson 12-11-3 (29 shots-27 saves). Grand Rapids, McCollum 6-5-0 (24 shots-19 saves); Pearce 1-6-1 (4 shots-4 saves).

A-8,251

Referees-Geno Binda (22). Linesmen-Jim Scarpace (75), Bob Marcis (65).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 29 13 15 28 2 33 5 0 96 13.5
22 Andreas Engqvist 30 14 12 26 6 18 6 0 73 19.2
24 Brian Willsie 41 9 17 26 -5 56 5 1 161 5.6
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 37 5 18 23 -4 14 5 0 46 10.9
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 31 4 15 19 -1 8 4 0 38 10.5
10 Phil DeSimone 44 8 14 22 -15 26 2 0 69 11.6
32 Frederic St-Denis 35 3 18 21 -1 12 2 0 66 4.5
20 Louis Leblanc (X) 25 9 8 17 -8 18 2 0 92 9.8
18 Dany Masse 44 8 6 14 -6 24 3 0 64 12.5
7 Joe Callahan 42 1 13 14 -4 36 0 0 49 2.0
16 Olivier Fortier 25 7 6 13 -1 6 3 1 48 14.6
67 Alexander Avtsin 41 6 7 13 -12 24 1 0 71 8.5
40 Gabriel Dumont 35 7 5 12 -9 34 3 0 83 8.4
21 Ian Schultz 31 3 9 12 2 56 0 0 43 7.0
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
23 Joonas Nattinen 32 2 6 8 -3 16 1 0 36 5.6
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
17 Mark Mitera 44 1 6 7 -17 30 0 0 42 2.4
15 Philippe Lefebvre 40 3 3 6 -9 6 0 0 47 6.4
51 Mitch Wahl (total) (X) 27 2 3 5 -1 6 0 0 27 7.4
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 22 2 3 5 1 6 0 0 19 10.5
13 Zack FitzGerald 42 2 3 5 -11 161 0 0 20 10.0
5 Alex Henry 44 1 2 3 4 62 0 0 30 3.3
53 T.J. Fast (total) 18 0 2 2 -8 10 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 17 0 2 2 -7 8 0 0 3 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
44 Olivier Malka (X) 8 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 11 0.0
11 Alain Berger 20 0 1 1 -9 15 0 0 23 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 20 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 32 0 1 1 -7 14 0 0 20 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 28 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 44 1 6 1
TOTALS 44 110 184 293 -122 711 38 2 1277 0.085

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 60:00 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 26 0.963
52 Nathan Lawson 28 1573:15 12 11 3 3 69 2.63 728 0.913
29 Robert Mayer 20 1030:39 7 9 1 0 51 2.97 489 0.906
TOTALS 44 2676:46 20 20 4 3 126 2.82 1243 0.908