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BULLDOGS CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY WITH 7-5 WIN OVER BARRIE

Casey Bruton

The Bulldogs finished up a busy stretch of four games in six days with a Family Day 7-5 win over the Barrie Colts at FirstOntario Centre giving the Black and Gold six out of a possible eight points.

The Colts notched the first goal of the game near the half-way point of the 1st period but less than 2 minutes later Isaac Nurse (11) batted the puck out of mid-air to tie things up, followed by Jan Jenik walking in an around the Colts defence to give Hamilton a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Things heated up in the 2nd period as Barrie picked up two goals in under six minutes, including a short-hander, to take a 3-2 lead. However, just 21-seconds later, Jake Gravelle (3) wired one from the point and then Arthur Kaliyev (46) tapped one in to pull the Bulldogs back in the lead at 4-3. The Colts then tied it up once more on the power-play but Liam Van Loon (7) restored the Bulldogs lead to close out the period 5-4.

The Bulldogs then outscored Barrie 2-1 in the 3rd with Arthur Kaliyev (47) getting his second of the day and the eventual game winner just 48-seconds into the period with Isaac Nurse (12) adding some insurance late with his second of the game on the power-play to finish off the scoring.

Hamilton out-shot Barrie 33-28.

Isaac Nurse (2G), Eric Henderson (2A), Jan Jenik (1G, 2A), Arthur Kaliyev (2G, 1A) and Avery Hayes (3A) all had multiple points in this afternoon’s win.

Barrie goal scorers were Ben Hawerchuk (23, 24), Ryan Suzuki (19), Tyler Tucker (9), and Jack York (6).

3 STARS:

1)  Arthur Kaliyev (HAM)

2)  Jan Jenik (HAM)

3)  Ryan Suzuki (BAR)

The Bulldogs are back on the road Friday February 22nd when they visit the London Knights before returning home to host the Saginaw Spirit Saturday, February 23rd at FirstOntario Centre at 7 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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