The Hamilton Bulldogs kicked off their pre-season on a winning note with a 4-2 win over the Guelph Storm Friday night at the Firestone Arena in Ancaster.
The Bulldogs came out firing outshooting the Storm 16-0 in the first period, but failed to score. It didn’t help that the Bulldogs went 0-3 on the power-play.
Hamilton kept up the pressure in the second and it paid off as Ben Garagan and Connor McMichael scored to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead after forty minutes.
Mackenzie Entwistle scored just before the 5-minute mark of the 3rd to make it 3-0 Bulldogs. Guelph made it close with back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Hamilton’s Marian Studenic scored into the empty net to make the final 4-2.
Final shots on goal were in favour of the Bulldogs 29-27.
Guelph goals were scored by Barret Kirwan and Tag Bertuzzi.
- Connor McMichael (HAM)
- Mackenzie Entwistle (HAM)
- Nico Daws (GUE)
The Bulldogs next two exhibition games are on the road Thursday September 14th in Guelph and Saturday September 16th in Barrie. They wrap up the pre-season Sunday September 17th at 5 pm against the Barrie Colts at Valley Park Arena in Stoney Creek.
Hamilton kicks off the 2017-18 regular season at home on Saturday September 23rd at FirstOntario Centre against the Niagara IceDogs at 7 pm.
For information on exhibition game tickets as well as seasons tickets and single game tickets call 905-529-8500 or go to www.hamiltonbulldogs.com