The Hamilton Bulldogs gave up three goals at home before their game was eleven minutes old and couldn’t come back, eventually dropping a 4-3 decision to the Abbotsford Heat.  The Bulldogs have lost four of the last five games.

Abbotsford peppered Bulldog starting goaltender Curtis Sanford with 19 shots in the first period alone. In the end, the Heat outshot the Bulldogs 25-24.

Andrew Conboy, in his first game back after suffering a knee injury, scored the Bulldogs along with Aaron Palushaj and Gabriel Dumont.

The Bulldogs remain a point behind the first place Manitoba Moose in the North Division standings. Each team has played fifty games.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – Copps Coliseum

Abbotsford 3 0 1 – 4
Hamilton 1 1 1 – 3

1st Period-

1, Abbotsford, Stone 4 (Kotalik, Nemisz), 1:08.

2, Abbotsford, Armstrong 6 (Rheault, Laing), 3:39.

3, Abbotsford, Rheault 10 (Brodie, Piskula), 10:21 (PP).

4, Hamilton, Palushaj 9 (Russell, Maxwell), 11:56.

Penalties-Pelech Abb (fighting), 1:32; Henry Ham (fighting), 1:32; Kotalik Abb (slashing), 5:57; Maxwell Ham (hooking), 10:01.

2nd Period-

5, Hamilton, Conboy 9 (Wyman, White), 9:01.

Penalties-Palushaj Ham (hooking), 3:19; served by Keith Abb (bench minor – too many men), 9:56; Boyd Ham (tripping), 10:52; Keith Abb (tripping), 15:06; Cunning Abb (goaltender interference), 19:27.

3rd Period-

6, Abbotsford, Cameron 6 (Baldwin, Cunning), 2:41 (PP).

7, Hamilton, Dumont 4 (Klubertanz), 12:13.

Penalties-Russell Ham (tripping), 1:12; Breen Abb (roughing), 12:32; White Ham (roughing), 12:32; Kotalik Abb (hooking), 16:30; Boyd Ham (tripping), 19:08.

Shots on Goal-Abbotsford 12-7-6-25. Hamilton 4-8-12-24.
Power Play Opportunities-Abbotsford 2 / 5; Hamilton 0 / 5.
Goalies-Abbotsford, Irving 21-16-2 (24 shots-21 saves). Hamilton, Sanford 19-11-1 (25 shots-21 saves).
A-2,185
Referees-Dave Lewis (16), David Banfield (44).
Linesmen-Kevin Hastings (61), Matt Traub (88).

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
19 Ben Maxwell 41 9 25 34 -2 30 6 0 127 7.1
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
28 Aaron Palushaj 41 9 21 30 6 24 2 0 80 11.3
10 J.T. Wyman 50 12 11 23 5 22 2 0 100 12.0
4 Brendon Nash 49 3 20 23 12 41 3 0 53 5.7
15 Kyle Klubertanz 46 6 14 20 -4 28 1 0 68 8.8
72 Mathieu Carle 42 8 8 16 14 24 2 0 77 10.4
20 Ryan Russell 49 7 9 16 10 27 0 0 90 7.8
26 Alexander Avtsin 34 4 11 15 3 10 1 0 57 7.0
3 Brett Festerling (total) 47 3 12 15 -10 54 2 0 63 4.8
  SYR 32 3 9 12 -10 41 2 0 48 6.3
  HAM 15 0 3 3 0 13 0 0 15 0.0
17 Dustin Boyd 22 14 0 14 0 12 6 1 81 17.3
12 Andrew Conboy 36 9 5 14 5 53 0 0 55 16.4
22 Andreas Engqvist 44 6 8 14 6 12 1 0 78 7.7
32 Frederic St. Denis 49 1 13 14 7 18 1 0 68 1.5
40 Gabriel Dumont 44 4 9 13 -8 57 0 0 97 4.1
7 Yannick Weber (X) 15 8 4 12 -5 10 4 0 51 15.7
25 Ryan White 33 3 9 12 -5 77 1 0 61 4.9
14 Olivier Fortier 38 7 4 11 -5 11 5 0 47 14.9
5 Alex Henry 50 0 8 8 1 77 0 0 23 0.0
61 Hunter Bishop 19 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 25 8.0
18 Dany Masse 8 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 10 10.0
85 Neil Petruic 23 0 2 2 3 21 0 0 15 0.0
16 David Urquhart (X) 15 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 8 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 33 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
35 Robert Mayer 17 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 26 0 0 0 -5 21 0 0 26 0.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 49 0 0 0 -8 111 0 0 20 0.0
  BENCH 50 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 50 145 239 379 53 775 43 4 1539 0.091
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
1 Curtis Sanford 33 1890 19 11 1 5 57 1.81 818 0.935
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
35 Robert Mayer 17 1019 8 7 2 0 52 3.06 408 0.887
  TOTALS 50 3034 28 18 4 5 113 2.23 1282 0.919