The Hamilton Bulldogs finished off the pre-season with a home-and-home series against the Barrie Colts on the weekend.
Saturday night at the Barrie Molson Centre, the Bulldogs won 3-2 in a shoot-out. Hamilton came from behind to send the game into extra time as Connor McMichael scored with less than four minutes left in the third period to tie the game 2-2. Matthew Strome got the Bulldogs first goal of the night in the 2nd period. In the shoot-out, Bulldogs goalie Nick Donofrio stopped all three Colts shooters while Will Bitten scored to win it for Hamilton.
The two teams then hooked-up for the re-match Sunday at the Valley Park Arena in Stoney Creek. The Bulldogs ran into penalty trouble and the Colts took advantage scoring four power-play goals on the way to a 6-3 win. Hamilton got goals from Arthur Kaliyev, Will Bitten and Jack Hanley.
- Andrei Svechnikov (BAR)
- Kirill Nizhnikov (BAR)
- Will Bitten (HAM)
The Bulldogs finished the pre-season 3-1 while Barrie was 3-2-0-1.
Hamilton begins the 2017-18 regular season Saturday September 23rd at FirstOntario Centre against the Niagara IceDogs at 7 pm.
For information on seasons tickets and single game tickets call 905-529-8500 or go to www.hamiltonbulldogs.com