The Hamilton Bulldogs go into the Christmas break on a 5-game winning streak thanks to a Sunday afternoon 5-2 home-ice win over the Peterborough Petes.
Hamilton’s power-play went to work early in the 1st period as Ryan Moore (11) scored at 2:46 to go ahead 1-0 with Brandon Saigeon (17) connecting with the man advantage to make it 2-0 at 8:50. The Bulldogs chased Petes goalie Dylan Wells out of the game at 11:19 as Connor McMichael (3) made it 3-0. Peterborough got on the board at 16:59 to cut the lead to 3-1 but just 31-seconds later Arthur Kaliyev (14) restored the 3-goal lead as the Bulldogs took a 4-1 lead to the dressing room.
Just one goal in the 2nd period as the Black and Gold upped their lead to 5-1 thanks to Zachary Jackson (3) who poked a rebound over the goal line. Bulldogs rookie Liam Van Loon got an assist on the play, his first ever OHL point.
Hamilton went into shut-down mode in the 3rd period and despite giving up a Peterborough goal at 2:26, cruised to a 5-2 win.
The Bulldogs out-shot the Petes 29-22.
Both Peterborough goals were scored by Nikita Korostelev (12, 13).
1) Connor McMichael (HAM)
2) Ryan Moore (HAM)
3) Nikita Korostelev (PB0)
The Bulldogs wrap up the first half of the regular season with a record of 21-7-3-3 good for 48-points and 1st place in the East Division and 1st overall in the Eastern Conference.
Hamilton returns from the Christmas break on Thursday December 28th against the Mississauga Steelheads at FirstOntario Centre at 7pm.
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