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BULLDOGS DROP 3-2 OVERTIME DECISION TO PETERBOROUGH

The Hamilton Bulldogs ran into a hot goaltender Friday night at FirstOntario Centre as they dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Peterborough Petes.

Dylan Wells was the difference as he kicked out 36 of the 38 shots he faced.

The two teams started off tentative in the first period as there was no scoring with Peterborough outshooting Hamilton 9-8.

The offenses woke up in the second period.

The Bulldogs did something they haven’t done since October 13tt, score the first goal of the hockey game as Brandon Saigeon (3) found the back of the net at 10:43 after a pass from Isaac Nurse.  But the Petes responded with back to back power-play goals at 12:22 and 15.56 to take a 2-1 lead.  Mackenzie Entwistle (8) got the Bulldogs even again at 17:30 with assists to Matthew Strome and Ben Gleason as the second period ended 2-2.

Hamilton dominated the third period outshooting the Petes 16-5, but time after time Dylan Wells made numerous big saves leaving the Bulldogs shaking their heads. There was no scoring in the third forcing overtime.

There was only one shot in the extra period and unfortunately for Bulldogs fans it came off the stick of Petse forward Matthew Spencer who beat Kaden Fulcher to win the game 3-2.

The Bulldogs out-shot the Petes 38-28,

Hamilton’s season record drops to 9-5-2-0 with their home record at FirstOntario Centre now 3-1-2-0.

The Bulldogs are back in action Sunday afternoon as they face the Knight in London before returning home for games next Friday and Saturday against Sarnia and Oshawa.

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