Greg Nemisz second goal of the game on a third period power play gave the Charlotte Checkers a 2-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. The win gave the Checkers, the AHLaffiliate of the nearby Carolina Hurricanes, a split of the weekend series. Hamilton edged the Checkers on Friday night.
The game was featured by 98 minutes in penalties, 96 of them in the first two period including five separate fights. Oddly, the only penalty in the third period produced the winning goal.
Christian Thomas was credited with the only Hamilton goal.
Shots on goal were 33-25 in favour of the Checkers. Mike Condon was in goal for the second straight game for Hamilton.
The three stars were Nemisz, Checkers goaltender Drew MacIntyre and Condon.
….Included in the penalty total were five minute boarding penalties to Bulldogs forwards Jacob de la Rose and Connor Crisp. The referee added a game misconduct to the Crisp penalty.
….Defenseman Morgan Ellis was in the Hamilton lineup for the first time this season.
….The Bulldogs have two players on their injury list D-Magnus Nygren and RW-Eric Tangradi. Healthy scratches were D-Bobby Shea and C-Maxime Macenauer.
….The Bulldogs’ penalty killing units are first in the American Hockey League at over 90%. They killed off six of seven in this game
….The Hamilton power play was 0-for-4 in the game and has not scored in it’s ast 24 opportunities dating back to their second game of the season against Toronto.
….Because the Bulldogs could not find available practice ice in Charlotte on Saturday, Hamilton head coach Sylvain Lefebvre elected to start Mike Condon in goal for a second straight game.
….The Bulldogs have not won back to back games this season. Their record is now 3-4-2.
….After a three game road trip in which they were 1-2-0, the Bulldogs return home for three starting with the annual School Day game Tuesday morning at FirstOntario Centre against Rochester.
Hamilton Bulldogs 1 at Charlotte Checkers 2
Sunday, November 2, 2014 – Time Warner Cable Arena
Hamilton 0 0 1 – 1
Charlotte 0 1 1 – 2
Penalties-Dietz Ham (fighting), 3:06; Woods Cha (fighting), 3:06; Rissanen Cha (boarding), 3:20; LaRose Cha (roughing), 7:49; de la Rose Ham (major – boarding), 10:13; Dumont Ham (fighting), 11:28; Sutter Cha (fighting), 11:28; Jenks Cha (interference), 15:30; Dietz Ham (boarding), 18:50.
1, Charlotte, Nemisz 3 (Brown, Di Giuseppe), 1:47.
Penalties-Dowell Ham (fighting), 4:10; Nevins Ham (interference), 4:10; Carrick Cha (fighting), 4:10; Ellis Ham (fighting), 7:09; Lowe Cha (fighting), 7:09; Sandlak Cha (interference), 7:09; Crisp Ham (major – boarding, fighting, game misconduct – boarding), 9:47; Sandlak Cha (instigating, fighting, misconduct – instigating), 9:47; Hudon Ham (tripping), 10:23.
2, Hamilton, Thomas 4 (Bennett, Hudon), 3:32.
3, Charlotte, Nemisz 4 (Murphy, Aleardi), 9:08 (PP).
Penalties-Ellis Ham (hooking), 9:00.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 11-7-7-25. Charlotte 14-11-8-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 4; Charlotte 1 / 6.
Goalies-Hamilton, Condon 1-2-0 (33 shots-31 saves). Charlotte, MacIntyre 3-4-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-David Banfield (77).
Linesmen-Sean D’Loughy (95), Ben Shiley (21).
Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-2015 Individual Statistics
|28||Michael Bournival (X)||4||1||3||4||3||2||0||0||14||7.1|
|8||Nathan Beaulieu (X)||2||1||0||1||1||9||0||0||4||25.0|
|20||Jacob de la Rose||9||0||1||1||-1||7||0||0||10||0.0|