The final home game of 2017 saw the Bulldogs use a strong 3rd period to record a 7-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs Saturday, extending Hamilton’s win streak to seven games in a row.
The Bulldogs started with plenty of offensive pressure, but couldn’t beat Kingston goalie Jeremy Helvig. The Frontenacs then opened the scoring on the power-play at 6:13. That was followed by a Hamilton power-play that saw Matthew Strome tip one home, but it was disallowed after video review ruled that Strome’s stick was too high. However, the power-play continued and Brandon Saigeon (21) scored a good goal to tie the game 1-1 at 12:59. Strome (19) did get on the scoreboard at 19:01 to give the Black and Gold a 2-1 lead after the opening twenty minutes.
The two teams each scored twice in the 2nd period with Hamilton getting goals from Will Bitten (11) and Connor McMichael (5) to take a 4-3 into the 3rd period.
Kingston scored early in the 3rd to tie the game 4-4, but the Bulldogs scored three unanswered goals, as Strome (20), Arthur Kaliyev (15) and Ryan Moore (12) made the final 7-4.
Hamilton out-shot the Frontenacs 41-27.
The Kingston goal scorers were Jason Robertson (21), Brett Neumann (11), Matt Hotchkiss (10) and Linus Nyman (14).
1) Matthew Strome (HAM)
2) Will Bitten (HAM)
3) Linus Nyman (KGN)
The Bulldogs improved their season record to 23-7-3-3.
The Bulldogs finish 2017 on the road as they face the Niagara IceDogs on New Year’s Eve at the Meridian Centre at 6 pm with the first home game of 2018 at First Ontario Centre on Wednesday January 3rd against the Peterborough Petes. For tickets go to http://bit.ly/2BzCZPC.
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