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BULLDOGS SNAG THE STEELHEADS 5-2

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The Bulldogs got a big win on the road Friday night as they went into Mississauga and beat the Steelheads 5-2.

Hamilton was the better team in the 1st period and got the offense going early as Brandon Saigeon (18) buried a rebound at 3:25 for a 1-0 lead. Arthur Kaliyev (20) made it 2-0 Bulldogs with a goal at 11:41 as Hamilton out-shot Mississauga 13-6 in the opening period.

The Bulldogs made it 3-0 early in the 2nd as Brandon Saigeon (19) converted on the power-play.  The Steelheads got their offense going with a power-play goal of their own at 11:10 to make it a 3-1 game, but Hamilton got that one back 78-seconds later as Artur Kaliyev (21) got his second of the night. Mississauga got another power-play goal with just 15 seconds left in the period to cut the Hamilton lead to 4-2.

The Steelheads came at the Bulldogs hard in the 3rd period, but the only goal was a short-handed empty netter by Nicolas Mattinen (9) to finish the scoring at 18:50.

Hamilton out-shot Mississauga 37-26 as Bulldogs goalie Nick Donofrio made 24 saves for the win.

Matthew Strome finished the game with three assists.

Steelheads goal scorers were Ryan McLeod (7) and Cole Carter (21).

3 STARS:

1)  ARTHUR KALIYEV (HAM)

2)  MATTHEW STROME (HAM)

3)  RYAN McLEOD (MISS)

The Bulldogs return home on Saturday to take on the Windsor Spitfires at FirstOntario Centre at 4 pm.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex packs and single game tickets go to www.hamiltonbulldogs.com or call 905-529-8500.

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