The Hamilton Bulldogs put a 5-game losing streak behind them with a solid 5-3-win over the Kitchener Rangers Wednesday night at FirstOntario Centre.
After a sluggish start and some great goaltending from Zachary Roy, the Bulldogs offense came alive thanks to a power-play goal from Matthew Strome (28) at 8:51 and one even strength less than two minutes later from Jan Jenik (12) making it 2-0 at the end of the first.
The Bulldogs momentum carried over in the 2nd period as Liam Van Loon (9) tipped one in at the 10:47 mark to make it 3-0, however the Rangers responded with two of their own just under three minutes apart to cut the Hamilton lead to 3-2. The power-play came to the rescue with less than a minute left in the period as Logan Morrison (13) scored from a near impossible angle on a 5-on-3 to make it 4-2 Black and Gold after 40 minutes.
Kitchener kept the pressure on in the 3rd period and again cut the Bulldogs lead down to 1 with a power-play goal at 15:10, but Isaac Nurse (15) got the insurance goal into the empty net to finish the scoring at 5-3.
Kitchener out-shot Hamilton 37-23.
With two assists, Bulldogs defenseman Kade Landry hit a milestone in his OHL career surpassing the 100 point plateau.
Kitchener goal scorers were Mike Petizian (5) and Riley Damiani (24, 25).
1) Zachary Roy (HAM)
2) Matthew Strome (HAM)
3) Riley Damiani (KIT)
The Bulldogs are on the road as they visit the Mississauga Steelheads Friday night at 7 pm.
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