The Hamilton Bulldogs evened their AHL North Division Final series at one with a 3-1 win over the Abbotsford Heat Sunday afternoon.  Ryan White, Mike Glumac and David Desharnais scored for the Bulldogs. 

White opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the first period and minutes later took a puck in the face that cut him for more than twenty stitches.  After attention from the team doctor, White returned to the game in the third period to help secure the win.   He was named the game’s first star.

 Games three, four and five of the series will be played at Abbotsford, B.C.  Game three will be played Tuesday night.

(Hamilton Spectator coverage of the game here)


May 2, 2010 – Copps Coliseum

Abbotsford 1 0 0 – 1
Hamilton 2 1 0 – 3

1st Period-

1, Hamilton, White 3   2:30.

2, Abbotsford, Jaffray 2 (Delmore, Backlund), 7:20 (pp).

3, Hamilton, Glumac 5 (Stevenson, Vernace), 8:55 (pp).

Penalties-Stevenson Ham (interference), 3:10; Anderson Ham (roughing), 5:12; Henry Ham (slashing), 6:45; Jaffray Abb (roughing), 7:20; Meyers Abb (cross-checking), 9:37; White Ham (boarding), 10:36.

2nd Period-

4, Hamilton, Desharnais 4 (Vernace, Stevenson), 8:23 (pp).

Penalties-Desharnais Ham (high-sticking), 0:38; Glumac Ham (major – elbowing), 4:28; Jaffray Abb (tripping), 6:04; Mitera Abb (hooking), 6:43; Pelech Abb (elbowing), 6:43; Stevenson Ham (hooking), 10:39; Mitera Abb (tripping), 13:38; Watt Abb (high-sticking), 17:17.

3rd Period- No Scoring.

Penalties-St. Denis Ham (delay of game), 0:28.

Shots on Goal-Abbotsford 7-7-9-23. Hamilton 13-6-4-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Abbotsford 1 of 8; Hamilton 2 of 7.
Goalies-Abbotsford, Shantz 5-3-0 (23 shots-20 saves). Hamilton, Desjardins 5-3-0 (23 shots-22 saves).
Referees-Frederic L’Ecuyer (48).
Linesmen-Ryan Lachine (83), Kevin Ferguson (31).