The loss ended a 5 game Hamilton winning streak and a 7 point stretch in which the Bulldogs collected at least a point. They need one point in order to clinch a berth in this year’s Calder Cup playoffs.
Leland Irving stopped all 23 Hamilton shots for the shutout. Drew MacIntyre allowed one goal on 25 shots.
The teams will meet again in Abbotford Tuesday night. The Bulldogs will then complete their season with two games win Winnipeg against the Manitoba Moose.
Canadiens defense prospect Joe Stejskal made his professional debut in the game. Stejskal completed his college career at Dartmouth College last week.
Hamilton 0 0 0 – 0
Abbotsford 0 0 1 – 1
Penalties-Negrin Abb (interference), 3:20; Keith Abb (goaltender interference), 17:03; St. Denis Ham (holding), 18:09.
Penalties-St. Denis Ham (high-sticking), 9:16.
1, Abbotsford, Ruegsegger 1 (Kotalik, Dowling), 4:29 (PP).
Penalties-Petruic Ham (interference), 3:46; Bonneau Ham (fighting), 7:45; Pelech Abb (fighting), 7:45; Patterson Abb (hooking), 10:45; Baldwin Abb (interference), 13:48.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 11-5-7-23. Abbotsford 9-13-3-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 4; Abbotsford 1 / 3.
Goalies-Hamilton, MacIntyre 21-11-3 (25 shots-24 saves). Abbotsford, Irving 29-22-2 (23 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Trevor Hanson (17), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Trent Knorr (91), Kiel Murchison (35).