abbotsford jan 3The Hamilton Bulldogs made it four wins in a row with as 2-1 win over the Abbotsford Heat Friday night.  Christian Thomas’ third goal of the season midway through the second period proved to be the winner.

Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Dustin Tokarski stopped thirteen of fourteen shots in the third period by the Calgary Flames affiliate to preserve the win.

Justin Courtnall scored the other Hamilton goal.  Sven Baertschi scored for Abbotsford.

Overall shots on goal were 29-22 for the Heat, including 14-3 in the third period.

Notes –

….The Bulldogs now have at least a point in five consecutive games, a season high.

….The win moved Hamilton into second place in the AHL’s North Division, two points behind the Toronto Marlies.  Abbotsford continues to lead the AHL-West Division.

…..The Bulldogs will play the Heat again Saturday night in Abbotsford before returning home to play the Rochester Americans next Friday.

…..Gabriel Dumont has had an even or plus rating in 14 straight games (+5) dating back to November 27th.

…..The Bulldogs are 10-2-4  in one-goal games this season.

…..The Bulldogs have two players on their injury list, both considered day-to-day – F Steve Quailer (upper body); D-Drew Schiestel (upper body)

…..Earlier Friday, the Bulldogs announced the release of forwards Ben Duffy and Stephen MacAulay from their standard players’ contracts. They will both move on to play in Canadian Interuniversity Sport while pursuing educational opportunities.

 

Friday, January 3, 2014 – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre

Hamilton 1 1 0 – 2
Abbotsford 0 0 1 – 1

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Courtnall 3 (Nattinen), 7:13.

Penalties-Leblanc Ham (holding), 1:48; Billins Abb (boarding), 12:53; Blunden Ham (fighting), 18:39; Cundari Abb (fighting), 18:39.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Thomas 3 (Leblanc), 10:02.

Penalties-Tinordi Ham (high-sticking), 0:29; Dietz Ham (goaltender interference), 2:18.

3rd Period-

3, Abbotsford, Baertschi 2 (Cundari, Foster), 3:44. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal
-Hamilton 13-6-3-22. Abbotsford 9-6-14-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 1; Abbotsford 0 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, Tokarski 12-7-2 (29 shots-28 saves). Abbotsford, Ortio 15-3-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
A-2,638
Referees-Trent Knorr (44).
Linesmen-Bevan Mills (35), Nathan Vanoosten (96).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 31 7 18 25 -7 22 6 0 50 14.0
20 Louis Leblanc 31 9 10 19 2 26 1 0 78 11.5
14 Mike Blunden 27 8 10 18 4 48 0 0 68 11.8
2 Greg Pateryn 27 6 9 15 10 29 2 1 57 10.5
27 Sven Andrighetto 22 8 6 14 0 14 1 1 58 13.8
40 Gabriel Dumont 32 5 9 14 1 44 2 0 77 6.5
74 Nick Tarnasky 34 8 3 11 -9 63 4 0 50 16.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 33 5 6 11 2 8 0 0 31 16.1
92 Christian Thomas 15 3 7 10 0 10 1 0 47 6.4
37 Patrick Holland 21 4 5 9 2 0 0 1 29 13.8
8 Nathan Beaulieu 28 2 7 9 -2 12 2 0 76 2.6
12 Maxime Macenauer 32 2 6 8 -1 20 1 0 49 4.1
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
44 Morgan Ellis 27 3 4 7 10 18 0 0 35 8.6
22 Drew Schiestel 21 0 6 6 0 16 0 0 23 0.0
13 Steve Quailer 12 1 4 5 7 15 0 0 10 10.0
15 Erik Nystrom (X) 17 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 26 3.8
5 Jarred Tinordi 29 1 4 5 2 52 0 0 46 2.2
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
9 Justin Courtnall 28 3 1 4 -1 42 0 0 38 7.9
7 Darren Dietz 18 0 4 4 -3 24 0 0 17 0.0
47 Stefan Fournier 19 1 2 3 1 60 0 0 30 3.3
59 Joel Chouinard 25 1 2 3 -1 8 0 0 21 4.8
55 Stephen MacAulay (X) 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
26 Jordan Owens 11 0 2 2 -2 19 0 0 20 0.0
42 Ben Duffy (X) 15 0 2 2 -4 0 0 0 7 0.0
11 Nathan McIver 16 0 1 1 -2 38 0 0 7 0.0
35 Mike Condon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
19 Scott Zurevinski (X) 3 0 0 0 -1 10 0 0 0 0.0
29 Robert Mayer (X) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski 23 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 34 2 8 2
TOTALS 34 85 141 224 -7 644 21 3 1029 0.081

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 23 1312:32 12 7 2 1 49 2.24 597 0.924
35 Mike Condon 3 145:00 1 1 0 0 6 2.48 60 0.909
29 Robert Mayer 11 609:52 3 6 2 0 31 3.05 268 0.896
  TOTALS 34 2078:59 16 14 4 1 91 2.63 925 0.910