They started the night separated by 22-points in the standings, but the 9th place North Bay Battalion left FirstOntario Centre Friday night with a 3-2 win over the 1st place Hamilton Bulldogs.
Not much to report from the 1st period as both teams didn’t have much success generating many good scoring chances, but the Battalion slipped one past Hamilton goalie Kaden Fulcher late to take a 1-0 lead after twenty minutes.
The Bulldogs had a better 2nd period but were still out-scored 2-1 as the visitors from North Bay took a 3-1 lead into the 3rd. The Hamilton goal was scored by Jack Hanley (1).
Nick Caamano (18) gave the Black and Gold some hope with a goal at 8:27 of the 3rd period to cut the deficit to 3-2, but North Bay goalie Julian Sime shut the door the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs out-shot the Battalion 32-29.
The North Bay goal scorers were Kyle Potts (7), Andy Baker (8) and Matthew Struthers (10).
1) Julian Sime (NB)
2) Jack Hanley (HAM)
3) Matthew Struthers (NB)
With the loss Hamilton’s season record drops to 24-9-3-3.
The Bulldogs play host to the Sudbury Wolves Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. For tickets go to http://bit.ly/2BUCTyg
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