After a tough night in Ottawa on Friday, the Bulldogs bounced back on home ice Saturday night by grabbing two big points from the Peterborough Petes with a 6-4 win.
For the first time in 7 games the Bulldogs netted the first goal of a game as Matthew Strome (27) gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead only to see the Petes respond less than four minutes later to end the period knotted at 1-1.
The Bulldogs started the 2nd period strong as Arthur Kaliyev (45) restored Hamilton’s lead at 4:54 followed just 25-seconds later by a goal from Jan Jenik (6) that made it 3-1. Peterborough then scored two quick goals of their own, 72-seconds apart, to tie things up at 3-3 after 40 minutes.
The Petes took their first lead of the game early in the 3rd only to see the Bulldogs storm back. First Jan Jenik (7), with an individual effort, tied the game 4-4 just 14-seconds after the Peterborough goal, Tim Fleischer (7) outwaited the Petes goalie for, what turned out to be the game winning goal, at 6:12 and then Logan Morrison (11) scored an insurance goal to make the final 6-4.
Hamilton out-shot Peterborough 32-15.
Jan Jenik had his best performance in his short OHL career with two goals and two assists.
Peterborough goal scorers were Zach Gallant (8), Matt McNamara (3), Cameron Butler (15), and Christopher Paquette (24).
1) Jan Jenik (HAM)
2) Arthur Kaliyev (HAM)
3) Zach Gallant (PBO)
The Bulldogs are back in action on Family Day, Monday February 18th as they host the Barrie Colts at FirstOntario Centre at 2 pm.
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