Admirals Top Bulldogs 4-1
MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee Admirals forward Brendan Leipsic had three assists to lead the Ads (16-12-2-3) to a 4-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs (15-14-6-0) on Saturday evening at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee forward Joe Pendenza opened the scoring on the power play at 14:06 of the first period when he put a rebound past Hamilton goaltender Joey MacDonald, with assists from forward Viktor Arvidsson and Leipsic.
Just over two minutes into the second period, Arvidsson one-timed a cross-ice pass from Leipsic and beat MacDonald to make it 2-0 Admirals.
Two minutes later, Admirals forward Frederick Gaudreau scored on a rebound at the edge of the crease to make it a 3-0 game. Defenceman Taylor Aronson and Leipsic had assists on the play.
Milwaukee forward Zach Budish gave the Ads a 4-0 lead with a wrist shot 9:25 into the third period, assisted by defenceman Anthony Bitetto.
Less than a minute later, Hamilton forward Drayson Bowman erased Milwaukee goaltender Marek Mazanec's shutout bid when he streaked in alone on the power play and notched his sixth goal of the season. Assists on the play went to forward Charles Hudon and defenceman Greg Pateryn.
MacDonald made 27 saves on 31 shots for the Bulldogs in the loss, while Mazanec stopped 15 of 16 shots faced for the Admirals in the win.
Hamilton went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Milwaukee was 1-for-6 with a man advantage.
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The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 9 when they'll host the Utica Comets at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.
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