CHARLOTTEJustin Shugg’s second goal of trhe game at 6:02 of overtime gave the Charlotte Checkers a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. The Bulldogs led the game 3-2 going into the third period despite being outshot 19-9 in the second period. Zach Boychuk tied the game on an early third period power play paving the way for the overtime. Also scoring for thje Carolina Hurricanes affiliate was Alex Aleardi.

For the Bulldogs Daniel Carr led the way with his 19th goal of the season plus an assist. Sven Andrighetto and T.J. Hensick added the others. AHL rookie points leader Charles Hudon had two assists.

Shots on goal were 44-32 for Charlotte. Joey MacDonald was in goal for Hamilton.

The Bulldogs conclude their three-in-three weekend in Utica New York Sunday afternoon at 4.00.


Charlotte Checkers 4 (OT) at Hamilton Bulldogs 3
Saturday, February 28, 2015 – FirstOntario Centre

Charlotte 1 1 1 1 – 4
Hamilton 1 2 0 0 – 3

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Carr 19 (Hudon, Ellis), 9:29.

2, Charlotte, Shugg 14 (Holmstrom, Biega), 19:15.

Penalties-Cornell Cha (fighting), 1:23; Shea Ham (fighting), 1:23; Shugg Cha (tripping), 3:56; Sorkin Ham (hooking), 13:47.

2nd Period-

3, Hamilton, Andrighetto 13 (Carr, Hudon), 1:46.

4, Charlotte, Aleardi 10 (Di Giuseppe, Holmstrom), 2:21.

5, Hamilton, Hensick 15 (Bowman), 14:55.

Penalties-Dowell Ham (tripping), 3:10; Robertson Cha (fighting), 8:36; Dowell Ham (fighting), 8:36; Hagel Cha (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 8:37; Crisp Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 8:37; Gill Ham (slashing), 9:06; Tangradi Ham (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:50; Drewiske Ham (roughing), 19:51.

3rd Period-

6, Charlotte, Boychuk 8 (Shugg, Carrick), 0:13 (PP).

Penalties-Hudon Ham (slashing), 2:55; Allen Ham (boarding), 12:49.

OT Period-

7, Charlotte, Shugg 15 (Woods), 6:02.

Penalties-Aleardi Cha (misconduct), 6:02; Hudon Ham (misconduct), 6:02.

Shots on Goal-Charlotte 10-19-10-5-44. Hamilton 8-9-12-3-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Charlotte 1 / 7; Hamilton 0 / 1.
Goalies-Charlotte, Muse 7-10-0 (32 shots-29 saves). Hamilton, MacDonald 8-8-0 (44 shots-40 saves).
A-3,811
Referees-Alex Garon (64).
Linesmen-Kevin Hastings (61), Mike Harrington (11).