BULLDOGS CAN’T CONTAIN THE COLTS
The Hamilton Bulldogs hopes of securing 1st place in the Eastern Conference will have to wait at least one more night after a 6-3 loss to the Barrie Colts Wednesday night at FirstOntario Centre.
The visiting Colts got the jump on the Bulldogs early and that led to several chances followed by back-to-back goals 49-seconds apart and a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes.
Barrie went up 3-0 early in the 2nd period before the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard at 13:57 as Robert Thomas (23) hammered one home to cut the lead to 3-1 after two periods.
The momentum continued for Hamilton in the 3rd as goals from Ryan Moore (18) at 0:51 and Isaac Nurse (16) tied the game at 3 with just over 8-minutes left. Penalties hurt the Bulldogs as back-to-back power-play goals by the Colts put an end to any hopes of a comeback as a 5-3 lead grew to 6-3 with a late empty net goal.
Hamilton out-shot Barrie 46-28.
The win gives the Colts the Central Division title after a last place finish last season.
Colts goal scorers were Andrei Svechnikov (35), Zachary Magwood (23), Dmitry Sokolov (44) and Lucas Chiodo (27, 28)
1) Dmitry Sokolov (BAR)
2) Andrei Svechnikov (BAR)
3) Lucas Chiodo (BAR)
The Bulldogs play host to the Niagara IceDogs on Fan Appreciation night Saturday March 10th at FirstOntario Centre at 7 pm.
For information on Bulldogs single game tickets and playoff tickets, call 905-529-8500 or go to www.hamiltonbulldogs.com