BULLDOGS AMERICANSHamilton Bulldogs backup goaltender Joey MacDonald stopped 32 of 33 shots in leading the Hamilton Bulldogs to a 4-1 win over the Rochester Americans Wednesday night at First Ontario Centre.

It was Hamilton’s tenth win in their last twelve outings and moved them into the eighth and final playoff spot in the AHL Western Conference, a point ahead of the Texas Stars.

The Bulldogs never trailed in the game after Nick Sorkin’s 7th goal of the season gave them a 2-0 lead in the first minute of the second period. Also scoring for Hamilton were Sven Andrighetto, T.J. Hensick and Jake Dowell into an empty net.

Brayden Irwin scored the lone goal for the Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate.

Shots on goal in the game favoured Rochester 33-28.

Notes –

.With a 10-0-2 record over their last twelve games, Hamilton now owns a season record of 26-19-6.

.After seven of ten scheduled meetings, the Bulldogs are 5-1-1 vs. Rochester.

.With his 12th goal of the season, Sven Andrighetto has five points his last two games (2g, 3a).

.Immediately following the game, defenseman Jarred Tinordi was recalled by the Canadiens. There are now four members of the team on recall to the parent team including D-Greg Pateryn, RW-Christian Thomas and C-Jacob de la Rose.

.Healthy scratches for the Bulldogs were LW-Stephan Fournier; LW-Shane Bakker and C-Maxime Macenauer. Macenauer was victim of the AHL rule that states each team must dress at least 12 players with fewer than 260 career professional games.

.RW-Nick Sorkin (upper body/day-to-day) and D-Magnus Nygren (concussion) remain on the injury list.

.The Bulldogs hit the road for two weekend games against the Red Wings affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday and Saturday.


Rochester Americans 1 at Hamilton Bulldogs 4
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – FirstOntario Centre

Rochester 0 1 0 – 1
Hamilton 1 2 1 – 4

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Andrighetto 12 (Carr, Finley), 17:55.

Penalties-Crisp Ham (tripping), 12:10.

2nd Period-

2, Hamilton, Sorkin 7 (Dumont, Drewiske), 0:25.

3, Rochester, Irwin 11 (Varone, McCabe), 14:58.

4, Hamilton, Hensick 14 (Bowman, Dietz), 18:18.

Penalties-MacKenzie Rch (cross-checking), 5:25; Shea Ham (holding), 12:49; MacKenzie Rch (delay of game – equipment), 16:14.

3rd Period-

5, Hamilton, Dowell 3 (Drewiske), 18:15 (EN).

Penalties-Allen Ham (slashing), 16:43.

Shots on Goal-Rochester 12-9-12-33. Hamilton 9-11-8-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Rochester 0 / 3; Hamilton 0 / 2.
Goalies-Rochester, Hackett 4-3-0 (27 shots-24 saves). Hamilton, MacDonald 8-8-0 (33 shots-32 saves).
A-2,076
Referees-Kendrick Nicholson (44), Tom Chmielewski (43).
Linesmen-Mike Hamilton (60), Mike Harrington (11).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Individual Stats

# Player Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
10 Charles Hudon C 51 12 32 44 14 40 3 0 111 10.8
17 T.J. Hensick C 51 14 24 38 -9 6 1 0 120 11.7
40 Gabriel Dumont C 44 15 19 34 2 60 2 1 128 11.7
27 Sven Andrighetto C 35 12 15 27 -2 22 3 0 94 12.8
11 Daniel Carr LW 51 15 11 26 14 14 2 0 122 12.3
15 Drayson Bowman LW 40 8 12 20 -3 25 2 0 84 9.5
4 Davis Drewiske D 51 4 14 18 17 22 0 0 82 4.9
21 Nick Sorkin RW 43 7 9 16 2 4 1 0 61 11.5
19 Christian Thomas (X) RW 31 9 6 15 -8 10 2 0 76 11.8
7 Darren Dietz D 47 4 11 15 3 45 0 0 47 8.5
25 Eric Tangradi LW 25 3 10 13 5 34 1 0 73 4.1
2 Greg Pateryn (X) D 49 2 11 13 -1 56 1 0 73 2.7
20 Jacob de la Rose (X) F 37 6 5 11 7 11 0 1 49 12.2
9 Mac Bennett D 44 4 7 11 2 4 2 0 47 8.5
18 Jake Dowell F 51 3 8 11 -3 36 0 1 53 5.7
12 Maxime Macenauer C 40 6 4 10 5 26 0 0 44 13.6
32 Magnus Nygren D 15 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 38 10.5
28 Michael Bournival (X) C 7 3 5 8 6 4 0 0 20 15.0
5 Jarred Tinordi D 35 1 6 7 8 34 0 0 43 2.3
29 Sahir Gill (total) LW 24 3 3 6 2 2 0 0 28 10.7
HAM LW 12 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 14 14.3
WBS LW 12 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 14 7.1
14 Rene Bourque (X) LW 4 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 17 11.8
8 Nathan Beaulieu (X) D 8 2 2 4 -2 9 0 0 20 10.0
26 Joe Finley D 42 0 4 4 -6 103 0 0 28 0.0
16 Bobby Shea D 7 1 2 3 3 16 0 0 6 16.7
23 Connor Crisp LW 24 1 2 3 -2 93 0 0 8 12.5
6 Bryan Allen (total) D 17 1 1 2 -1 14 0 0 10 10.0
NOR D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
HAM D 15 1 1 2 -1 14 0 0 9 11.1
22 Stefan Fournier RW 8 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 5 0.0
38 Shane Bakker F 12 0 1 1 1 30 0 0 1 0.0
3 Morgan Ellis (X) D 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 3 0.0
34 Dustin Tokarski (X) G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
36 David Makowski (X) D 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
39 Joey MacDonald G 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
1 Mike Condon G 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
24 Jack Nevins LW 32 0 0 0 -8 88 0 0 13 0.0
BENCH 51 0 6 0
TOTALS 51 141 231 372 49 836 22 3 1490 0.095

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SOL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Mike Condon 30 1806:16 17 10 0 3 65 2.16 853 0.929
34 Dustin Tokarski 2 119:04 1 1 0 0 5 2.52 57 0.919
39 Joey MacDonald 19 1151:52 8 8 0 0 56 2.92 520 0.903
Totals 51 3105:38 26 19 0 3 132 2.55 1430 0.915