10/28/2012 6:57 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Abbotsford Heat 2-1 at Copps Coliseum on Sunday night. Blake Geoffrion had a goal and an assist, Aaron Palushaj scored the game-winner and Robert Mayer made 28 saves for the victory.
After 20 minutes, the game was scoreless and the Bulldogs led the Heat in shots 12-11.
The Heat opened the scoring on a goal by Roman Horak at 3:36 of the second frame. Max Reinhart put the puck on net which was stopped by Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Robert Mayer and the rebound came out to Horak in the slot who roofed the puck past a sprawling Mayer.
The Bulldogs tied the score at 6:25 of the second stanza on a goal by Blake Geoffrion. Greg Pateryn kept the puck in at the right point and dished a pass to Geoffrion in the slot who wired a shot over the shoulder of Abbotsford Heat starting goaltender Danny Taylor. With the assist on the play, Pateryn recorded his first professional point. Hamilton took the lead at 10:38 of the second period on a powerplay marker by Aaron Palushaj. Geoffrion feathered a pass from the right boards to Palushaj in the slot who tipped the puck past Taylor along the ice.
At the end of the game, the Bulldogs edged the Heat in shots 30-29.
The ‘Dogs next game is on the road on Friday, November 2nd against the Rochester Americans at 7:05 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena. The game will be broadcast live on TVA Sports. All Bulldogs games during the month of November will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820) and on Montreal's TSN Radio 690 (AM 690). Fans can also listen to and watch all 'Dogs games on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com. Live coverage with the broadcast team of Play-By-Play Announcer Derek Wills (all home and away games) and Colour Commentator Al Craig (all home and select away games) will begin with the Pioneer Pre-Game Show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
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1. ABB – Roman Horak – 7 – (Max Reinhart, Akim Aliu) – 3:36
2. HAM – Blake Geoffrion – 2 – (Greg Pateryn, Mike Blunden) – 6:25
3. HAM – Aaron Palushaj – 3 – (Blake Geoffrion, Brendon Nash) – 10:38 (PP)
Abbotsford: Danny Taylor (L – 30 shots, 28 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (W- 29 shots, 28 saves)
1. HAM- Blake Geoffrion (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, +1)
2. HAM- Aaron Palushaj (1 goal, 2 shots)
3. HAM- Robert Mayer (28 saves)
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