The Hamilton Bulldogs took another step towards the goal of a Memorial Cup Championship with a 3-2 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan Tuesday night.
With the win, the Bulldogs assure themselves of at least a spot in the tournament semi-finals, however a Swift Current Broncos win over the host Regina Pats Wednesday night and the Bulldogs advance to the finals on Sunday.
Hamilton had a 2-0 lead after the 1st period thanks to a power-play goal from Ben Gleason (1) and one even strength from Nicholas Caamano (1).
The Titan cut the Bulldogs lead to 2-1 with the only goal of the 2nd period.
The Bulldogs got a two-goal lead back with a Robert Thomas (2) power-play goal early in the 3rd to make it 3-1 with Acadie-Bathurst cutting the deficit back down to one once again a short time later, but that is as close as they would come.
The Titan out-shot the Bulldogs 35-34.
Acadie-Bathurst goal scorers were Jeffrey Vial (3) and Samuel Asselin (4).
1) Robert Thomas (HAM)
2) Jeffrey Vial (BAT)
3) Ben Gleason (HAM)
The Bulldogs next action will either be in the tournament semi-finals on Friday or the Memorial Cup Championship game on Sunday.