TEXAS STARSThe Texas Stars poured twenty first period shots on Hamilton goaltender Dustin Tokarski and went on to defeat the Bulldogs 6-1 Saturday night in Austin Texas. The Stars, who have the best record in the American Hockey League, came out of that first period with a 2-0 lead and stretched it to 4-1 by the end of the second period. Curtis McKenzie and Patrick Nemeth gave the Stars their 2-0 lead. Other Texas goals were scored by Matej Stransky, Hubert Labrie, Brendan Ranford and Mike Hedden.

Christian Thomas scored the only Hamilton goal assisted by regular linemates Maxime Macenauer and Sven Andrighetto. The final shots on goal count was 37-25 in favour of the Dallas Stars affiliate.

Notes –

…..University of New Hampshire graduate Nick Sorkin made his professional debut on a line with Mike Blunden and Gabriel Dumont. The 6’3” forward, has signed a two year contract this the Canadiens starting next season. He is operating on a professional tryout contract for the rest of this season. In his first pro game he had one shot on goal and was minus-1.

…..Christian Thomas scored the only Bulldogs goal.  The line of Christian Thomas (two goals, two assists), Maxime Macenauer (two goals, two assists) and Sven Andrighetto (one goal, three assists) has combined for 12 points in the past two games.

…..This was the second loss to Texas in four days. They suffered a 4-0 defeat at their hands on Wednesday night.

…..The nine game-eighteen day road trip continues with a late afternoon game back in San Antonio Sunday, their third game in three days. The Builldogs beat the Florida Panthers affiliate 6-3 on Friday night. Then they move on to play the Oklahoma City Barons on Wednesday.

…..With nine games left in their season the Bulldogs have little hope of making the playoffs.  They are ten points out of eighth place.  They are 4-6-0 their last ten games.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Cedar Park Center

Hamilton 0 1 0 – 1
Texas       2 2 2 – 6

1st Period-

1, Texas, McKenzie 22 (Hulak, Morin), 3:07.

2, Texas, Nemeth 3 (Ranford, Jokipakka), 15:23.

Penalties-Henderson Tex (tripping), 11:09; Czarnik Ham (holding), 19:18; McKenzie Tex (goaltender interference), 19:44.

2nd Period-

3, Texas, Stransky 8 (McKenzie, Morin), 2:07 (PP).

4, Hamilton, Thomas 11 (Macenauer, Andrighetto), 13:09.

5, Texas, Labrie 2 (Dowling, Hedden), 16:19.

Penalties-Pateryn Ham (high-sticking), 0:44; Czarnik Ham (tripping), 1:51; Ranford Tex (interference), 2:36; Oleksiak Tex (roughing), 8:13.

3rd Period-

6, Texas, Ranford 12 (Labrie), 17:36 (SH EN).

7, Texas, Hedden 22 (Ritchie, Nemeth), 19:22.

Penalties-Czarnik Ham (roughing, fighting), 2:36; Labrie Tex (boarding, fighting), 2:36; Oleksiak Tex (tripping), 16:38.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 3-18-4-25. Texas 20-12-5-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 5; Texas 1 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, Tokarski 19-15-2 (36 shots-31 saves). Texas, Nilstorp 24-12-4 (25 shots-24 saves).
A-5,982
Referees-Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-Fred Hudy (30), Randy Sappo (13).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2013-14 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
93 Martin St. Pierre 63 10 33 43 -20 46 6 0 92 10.9
27 Sven Andrighetto 55 15 22 37 -5 38 3 1 141 10.6
14 Mike Blunden 60 15 15 30 -10 77 4 0 159 9.4
2 Greg Pateryn 59 12 18 30 2 58 6 1 127 9.4
40 Gabriel Dumont 65 16 13 29 -12 98 6 1 173 9.2
92 Christian Thomas 46 11 14 25 -2 22 2 0 134 8.2
20 Louis Leblanc 61 12 12 24 -4 57 1 0 142 8.5
8 Nathan Beaulieu 52 6 18 24 -17 33 4 0 140 4.3
12 Maxime Macenauer 65 8 15 23 -4 52 2 1 98 8.2
74 Nick Tarnasky 67 12 9 21 -18 128 4 0 100 12.0
37 Patrick Holland 49 5 11 16 -1 2 0 1 67 7.5
23 Joonas Nattinen 64 6 7 13 -5 22 0 0 58 10.3
9 Justin Courtnall 61 6 3 9 -7 78 0 0 75 8.0
5 Jarred Tinordi (X) 47 3 6 9 -4 70 0 0 73 4.1
44 Morgan Ellis 52 3 5 8 7 26 0 0 68 4.4
32 Magnus Nygren (X) 16 1 7 8 -9 14 1 0 47 2.1
47 Stefan Fournier 40 2 5 7 0 86 0 0 47 4.3
59 Joel Chouinard 58 2 5 7 -1 26 0 0 46 4.3
26 Jordan Owens 26 1 5 6 -4 30 0 0 39 2.6
22 Drew Schiestel 40 0 6 6 -8 33 0 0 44 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) 34 1 4 5 -3 31 0 0 42 2.4
MCH 29 1 4 5 -2 16 0 0 38 2.6
HAM 5 0 0 0 -1 15 0 0 4 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
18 Michael Bournival (X) 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 12 16.7
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 34 0 2 2 -4 88 0 0 20 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski 38 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
21 Nick Sorkin 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0.0
36 Myles Harvey (X) 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0
35 Mike Condon (X) 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
41 Devan Dubnyk 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
4 Davis Drewiske 12 0 0 0 -5 6 0 0 19 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 25 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 67 4 14 4
TOTALS 67 158 250 404 -140 1223 40 5 2036 0.076

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
34 Dustin Tokarski 38 2190:29 19 15 2 1 89 2.44 978 0.917
35 Mike Condon 3 145:00 1 1 0 0 6 2.48 60 0.909
29 Robert Mayer 25 1422:49 8 14 2 0 67 2.83 643 0.906
41 Devan Dubnyk 6 292:30 1 4 0 0 17 3.49 130 0.884
TOTALS 67 4075:02 29 34 4 1 195 2.87 1811 0.903