Three-on-three hockey hasn’t been what the Hamilton Bulldogs would want. For the second straight night, the Bulldogs were forced into overtime and lost the game when the overtime extended from the 4-on-4 stage to 3-on-3. Rockford centre Peter Regin scored at 5:25 of the overtime to give the IceHogs a 2-1 victory before 2,250 fans at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.
Friday night the Toronto Marlies edged the Bulldogs, also in a shootout.
Christian Thomas opened the game’s scoring the first period. Rockford’s Joakim Nordstrom tied it in the second period setting the stage for the overtime.
Mike Condon was in goal for Hamilton, stopping 26 of 28 shots including five in the overtime. Final shots on goal were 35-28 in favour of the Bulldogs.
…..Healthy scratches were D-Morgan Ellis;; C-Maxime Macenauer,; D-BobbyShea, LW-Jack Nevins.
….The Bulldogs are off until next weekend when they’ll play three games in less than 72 hours. They are in Toronto Friday and a home for back to back games against San Antonio Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
….The Rockford Illinois IceHogs are an affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – FirstOntario Centre
Rockford 0 1 0 1 – 2
Hamilton 1 0 0 0 – 1
1, Hamilton, Thomas 1 (Sorkin, Hensick), 2:50.
Penalties-Clendening Rfd (slashing), 5:59; Dahlbeck Rfd (holding), 13:08.
2, Rockford, Nordstrom 1 (Dahlbeck, McNeill), 2:42.
Penalties-Rasmussen Rfd (interference), 6:50; Brennan Rfd (fighting), 12:58; Bowman Ham (fighting), 12:58; Andrighetto Ham (tripping), 13:35; Dumont Ham (slashing), 18:24.
3, Rockford, Regin 2 (Broadhurst, Cumiskey), 5:25.
Shots on Goal-Rockford 7-10-6-5-28. Hamilton 20-9-4-2-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Rockford 0 / 2; Hamilton 0 / 3.
Goalies-Rockford, Darling 2-0-0 (35 shots-34 saves). Hamilton, Condon 0-0-0 (28 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Trevor Hanson (47).
Linesmen-Cory Piche (22), Mike Harrington (11).