The Hamilton Bulldogs extended their winning streak to a season high four in a row with a 4-2 win in Mississauga Sunday afternoon.
The Bulldogs were good out of the gate and had several good scoring chances early in the 1st, including several on a power-play, but they couldn’t score. Mississauga got a friendly bounce to open the scoring at 4:46, but the Bulldogs broke through at 19:00 as Arthur Kaliyev (6) got two chances and scored on the second to tie the game 1-1.
Hamilton got the offense going early in the 2nd as a harmless wrist-shot from Connor Walter (2) ended up in the back of the net at :55 to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. They went up 3-1 on the power-play at 13:35 as Matthew Strome (7) stickhandled his way to the front of the net and flipped a backhander past Mississauga goalie Jacob Ingham. The Steelheads took advantage of their own power-play at 17:26 to cut the Hamilton lead to 3-2 after forty minutes.
In another great example of playing with the lead, the Bulldogs shut down the opposition in the 3rd period as Mississauga had a bunch of good chances but couldn’t beat Kaden Fulcher. Matthew Strome (8) got some insurance for the Black and Gold at 2:11 with a goal that made it 4-2.
The win in Mississauga snapped the Bulldogs four game losing streak on the road and put an end to the Steelheads seven game unbeaten streak is regulation.
Mississauga out-shot Hamilton 42-26.
Steelheads goal scorers were Jacob Cascagnette (8) and Nicholas Hague (8).
1) Matthew Strome (HAM)
2) Nicholas Hague (MISS)
3) Kaden Fulcher (HAM)
With the win, the Bulldogs season record improves to 10-5-1-3 while the Steelheads drop to 8-10-0-1.
The Bulldogs host the Peterborough Petes in the annual School Day Game at FirstOntario Centre Wednesday morning before heading out for road games in Kingston and Ottawa next Friday and Saturday.
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