The Lake Erie Monsters edged the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-1 in a shootout Friday night at Copps Coliseum.  It was the Bulldogs third straight loss.

Ryan Stoa scored the shootout game winner and assisted on the Monster’s only goal – scored by Dean Strong.

It was the seventh of eight scheduled meetings between the clubs.  The Bulldogs are 1-5-1 against Monsters, an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Three of the games were decided in shootouts.

Missing from the Bulldogs lineup were Alex Henry (groin), Garrett Stafford (concussion), Gabriel Dumont (concussion), Oliver Fortier (lower body), Danny Masse (broken finger)

Andreas Engqvist scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, his team leading 18th of the season in 43 games.  In his last 30 games, since being relieved of his duties on the Bulldogs checking line, Engqvist has scored 28 points – 14 goals and 14 assists.

Former Bulldog Cedrick Desjardins stopped 29 of 30 shots and all five Hamilton shootout attempts.  Nathan Lawson was in the Bulldogs goals stopping 23 of 24.

The Bulldogs will host Grand Rapids Sunday at 5.00pm.

Friday, March 2, 2012 – Copps Coliseum

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Engqvist 18 (Leblanc, Willsie), 16:15 (PP).

2, Lake Erie, Strong 3 (Brennan, Stoa), 18:49.

Penalties-Bordeleau Le (major – boarding, game misconduct – boarding), 15:54; Walker Le (goaltender interference), 16:55; Lawson Ham (high-sticking), 16:55; Liffiton Le (fighting), 18:09; Schultz Ham (goaltender interference, fighting), 18:09.

2nd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Stoa Le (tripping), 10:32; Mercier Le (elbowing), 15:57; Willsie Ham (interference), 17:11; Leblanc Ham (tripping), 18:48.

3rd Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

OT Period-

No Scoring.

Penalties-Desjardins Le (interference), 4:25.

Shootout – Lake Erie 1 (Rissmiller NG, Brophey NG, MacArthur NG, Stoa G, Connolly NG), Hamilton 0 (Engqvist NG, Willsie NG, DeSimone NG, Schultz NG, Leblanc NG).

Shots on Goal-Lake Erie 6-11-5-2-1-25. Hamilton 7-7-12-4-0-30.

Power Play Opportunities-Lake Erie 0 / 3; Hamilton 1 / 4.

Goalies-Lake Erie, Desjardins 10-6-1 (30 shots-29 saves). Hamilton, Lawson 17-14-4 (24 shots-23 saves).

A-3,726

Referees-Keith Kaval (40), Terry Koharski (10). Linesmen-Mike Hamilton (60), Andrew Brown (3).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
22 Andreas Engqvist 43 18 16 34 0 26 8 0 104 17.3
28 Aaron Palushaj (X) 31 13 18 31 1 33 5 0 105 12.4
24 Brian Willsie 49 10 19 29 -9 64 5 1 180 5.6
10 Phil DeSimone 57 12 16 28 -19 32 4 0 96 12.5
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 47 9 19 28 -8 20 8 0 64 14.1
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 41 8 16 24 -5 14 7 0 56 14.3
32 Frederic St-Denis 48 3 22 25 -6 14 2 0 92 3.3
20 Louis Leblanc 27 9 10 19 -8 26 2 0 99 9.1
21 Ian Schultz 44 4 14 18 3 97 0 0 71 5.6
51 Blake Geoffrion (total) (X) 25 4 13 17 -2 10 1 0 52 7.7
MIL 20 2 7 9 -3 8 0 0 32 6.3
HAM 5 2 6 8 1 2 1 0 20 10.0
7 Joe Callahan 55 2 15 17 -7 50 0 0 74 2.7
40 Gabriel Dumont 42 9 7 16 -6 38 3 0 106 8.5
18 Dany Masse 49 9 7 16 -5 24 3 0 66 13.6
23 Joonas Nattinen 44 7 8 15 2 26 2 0 55 12.7
16 Olivier Fortier 30 7 7 14 -2 24 3 1 58 12.1
67 Alexander Avtsin 47 6 7 13 -19 28 1 0 80 7.5
15 Philippe Lefebvre 53 4 4 8 -14 8 0 0 70 5.7
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 57 2 6 8 -20 32 0 0 61 3.3
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
25 Ryan White (X) 4 4 1 5 2 26 0 0 10 40.0
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 55 2 3 5 -14 188 0 0 26 7.7
5 Alex Henry 55 1 3 4 4 72 0 0 41 2.4
53 T.J. Fast (total) 30 0 4 4 -9 34 0 0 14 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 29 0 4 4 -8 32 0 0 13 0.0
11 Alain Berger 33 1 2 3 -17 15 1 0 43 2.3
26 Eric Lampe (total) 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 11 9.1
LE 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 10.0
6 Joe Stejskal 38 0 2 2 -7 18 0 0 27 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
44 Olivier Malka (X) 9 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 12 0.0
3 Robert Slaney (total) 15 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 18 0.0
MIL 9 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 9 0.0
HAM 6 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 9 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 26 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 38 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0.0
39 Peter Delmas (X) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
54 Peter Lenes (X) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
27 Joey Haddad (total) 13 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 13 0.0
BRI 8 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
BENCH 57 2 8 2
TOTALS 57 144 229 371 -165 947 48 2 1682 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 38 2109:21 17 14 4 4 92 2.62 952 0.912
29 Robert Mayer 26 1279:21 7 13 1 0 68 3.19 616 0.901
TOTALS 57 3466:46 25 27 5 4 169 2.92 1594 0.904