Led by the forward line of Mike Blunden, Gabriel Dumont and Louis Leblanc, the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies 5-2 Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

marliesBlunden led the way for Hamilton with 2 goals and an assist and four shots on goal. Dumont with a goal and assist and Leblanc chipped in with an assist. Other Hamilton goals were scored by Sven Andrighetto, his team leading 14th and Justin Courtnall.

For Toronto it was Stuart Percy and Jerry D’Amigo.

Shots on goal were 33-31 in favour of the Bulldogs. Robert Mayer was in goal for Hamilton.

 

Notes –

….. Last Sunday morning the Bulldogs were 15th and last in the AHL’s Western Conference. With three wins in a row, they’ve moved up to 11th and five points behind the Milwaukee Admirals who hold down the eighth and final playoff berth.

…..This was the 11th of 12 meetings between the Marlies and Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are 6-5-0 against them this season.

…..Greg Pateryn recorded one assist and led the Bulldogs with five shots on goal. Over the last 12 games he has three goals and five assists. He and defense partner Nathan Beaulieu were plus-3 in the game.

…..The goal by Justin Courtnall was his first in 19 ganes,

…..With his two goals, Mike Blunden has 5 goals in his last nine games after snapping a 14 game goalless streak.

…..Gabriel Dumont and Sven Andrighetto share the Bulldogs goalscoring lead with 14. Blunden has 13. Dumont failed to score a goal through the Bulldogs first 15 games of the season.

….Defenseman Darren Dietz remains out of the Hamilton lineup with a lower body injury.  Healthy scratches were C-Robert Czarnik, C-Jordan Owens and D-Jordon Southorn.  Both Owens and Southorn are in the Bulldogs camp on professional tryout contracts.

…..The next game for the Bulldogs will be against the Oklahoma City Barons Friday at FirstOntario Centre, the first of three games in44 hours.  The Bulldogs travel to Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania for Saturday and then back home to face Lake Erie Sunday afternoon.

 

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Ricoh Coliseum

Hamilton 1 3 1 – 5
Toronto 1 1 0 – 2

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Dumont 14 (Blunden, Leblanc), 6:34.

2, Toronto, Percy 2 (Granberg, Smithson), 16:56.

Penalties-McIver Ham (fighting), 13:40; Staubitz Tor (fighting), 13:40.

2nd Period-

3, Hamilton, Blunden 12 (Pateryn, Dumont), 5:57.

4, Hamilton, Andrighetto 14 (Macenauer, Thomas), 10:38.

5, Toronto, D’Amigo 16 (Granberg, Percy), 13:10.

6, Hamilton, Courtnall 5 (Holland), 19:57.

Penalties-Smithson Tor (slashing), 2:10; Macenauer Ham (hooking), 6:59; Blunden Ham (cross-checking), 11:02; McIver Ham (fighting), 13:20; Staubitz Tor (slashing, fighting), 13:20; Smithson Tor (match – check to the head), 13:33; Fournier Ham (bench minor – too many men), 15:39.

3rd Period-

7, Hamilton, Blunden 13   4:11.

Penalties-Leblanc Ham (fighting), 4:15; Duco Tor (fighting), 4:15; Thomas Ham (high-sticking), 5:07; Tarnasky Ham (goaltender interference), 11:25; Ashton Tor (tripping), 13:03.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 12-12-9-33. Toronto 10-13-8-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 4; Toronto 0 / 4.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 7-12-2 (31 shots-29 saves). Toronto, MacIntyre 24-14-2 (33 shots-28 saves).
A-5,419
Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Cory Piche (22), Ryan Lachine (83).

 

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 52 10 27 37 -14 40 6 0 81 12.3
27 Sven Andrighetto 43 14 16 30 -3 22 3 1 111 12.6
14 Mike Blunden 48 13 13 26 -4 58 3 0 126 10.3
40 Gabriel Dumont 53 14 11 25 -7 78 6 1 131 10.7
2 Greg Pateryn 48 10 14 24 7 50 5 1 105 9.5
20 Louis Leblanc 49 10 12 22 -2 53 1 0 120 8.3
8 Nathan Beaulieu 40 4 15 19 -6 25 3 0 109 3.7
74 Nick Tarnasky 55 11 7 18 -15 109 4 0 83 13.3
92 Christian Thomas 34 7 11 18 1 20 2 0 96 7.3
12 Maxime Macenauer 53 6 12 18 -1 44 1 1 82 7.3
37 Patrick Holland 42 5 11 16 0 2 0 1 57 8.8
23 Joonas Nattinen 53 6 6 12 0 20 0 0 51 11.8
5 Jarred Tinordi (X) 47 3 6 9 -4 70 0 0 73 4.1
9 Justin Courtnall 49 5 3 8 -3 65 0 0 63 7.9
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
44 Morgan Ellis 40 3 4 7 9 24 0 0 56 5.4
47 Stefan Fournier 38 2 5 7 1 88 0 0 46 4.3
22 Drew Schiestel 32 0 6 6 -5 31 0 0 41 0.0
13 Steve Quailer (X) 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
70 Robert Czarnik (total) 31 1 4 5 -2 16 0 0 38 2.6
MCH 29 1 4 5 -2 16 0 0 38 2.6
HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 Darren Dietz 34 0 5 5 -3 49 0 0 33 0.0
19 Akim Aliu (X) 14 3 1 4 -6 18 0 0 22 13.6
59 Joel Chouinard 46 2 2 4 2 19 0 0 39 5.1
26 Jordan Owens 17 0 4 4 -2 30 0 0 24 0.0
55 Stephen MacAulay (X) 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 12.5
42 Ben Duffy (X) 15 0 2 2 -4 0 0 0 7 0.0
11 Nathan McIver 28 0 2 2 -4 70 0 0 16 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski (X) 34 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
36 Myles Harvey (X) 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 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 21 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 55 3 10 3
TOTALS 55 135 212 344 -67 1042 35 5 1666 0.079
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 34 1971:53 17 13 2 1 77 2.34 873 0.919
35 Mike Condon 3 145:00 1 1 0 0 6 2.48 60 0.909
29 Robert Mayer 21 1214:26 7 12 2 0 59 2.91 556 0.904
TOTALS 55 3350:02 25 26 4 1 154 2.76 1489 0.906