abbotsfordThe Abbotsford Heat scored three power play goals and edged the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3 at Copps Coliseum Friday night.  The win gave the Heat a split in back to back games between the clubs this week.

Ben Walter, son of former Canadiens forward Ryan Walter, scored his 14th goal of the season and added two assists for the Calgary Flames farm club.  Max Reinhart, Sven Baertschi and Ben Street also scored for Abbotsford.

Gabriel Dumont, who was returned to the Bulldogs by the Canadiens Friday morning, scored his 16th goal.  Morgan Ellis and Alex Belzile scored for Hamilton.  After four games of his tryout contract, the undrafted Belzile has 2 goals and 4 assists.  He played last year with Rimouski in the QMJHL.   Rookie Patrick Holland assisted on Belzile’s goal and has 3 goals and 6 assists his last ten games.  Ellis’ goal was his first in 34 games.

This was the eighth and final meeting between the clubs the season.  The Bulldogs finished with a 4-3-1 record against Abbotsford.

The Bulldogs will play the Rochester Americans at Copps Coliseum Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Abbotsford Heat 4 at Hamilton Bulldogs 3 
Friday, March 29, 2013 – Copps Coliseum

Abbotsford 3 1 0 – 4
Hamilton 1 1 1 – 3

1st Period-

1, Abbotsford, Walter 14 (MacKenzie, Seigo), 1:04.

2, Abbotsford, Reinhart 7 (Walter, Jones), 6:29 (PP).

3, Hamilton, Ellis 4 (St-Denis, Leblanc), 14:25 (PP).

4, Abbotsford, Baertschi 9 (Horak, Walter), 18:38 (PP).

Penalties-Leblanc Ham (interference), 6:07; Laing Abb (boarding), 8:10; McKelvie Abb (roughing, fighting), 12:38; Nokelainen Ham (fighting), 12:38; St-Denis Ham (holding), 15:42; St-Denis Ham (hooking), 18:00.

2nd Period-

5, Hamilton, Dumont 16   11:22.

6, Abbotsford, Street 14 (Baertschi, MacKenzie), 13:08 (PP).

Penalties-Pateryn Ham (hooking), 12:09; Laing Abb (tripping), 17:11; Pateryn Ham (roughing), 17:30.

3rd Period-

7, Hamilton, Belzile 2 (Tenute, Holland), 11:40.

Penalties-Olson Abb (boarding), 2:42; served by Leblanc Ham (bench minor – too many men), 8:05.

Shots on Goal-Abbotsford 11-11-11-33. Hamilton 9-6-11-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Abbotsford 3 / 6; Hamilton 1 / 4.
Goalies-Abbotsford, Taylor 16-10-2 (26 shots-23 saves). Hamilton, Mayer 14-14-3 (33 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Jason Finley (6), Kevin Hastings (61).