Bulldogs ice the Heat
Abbotsford, BC - The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Abbotsford Heat 2-1 on Friday night in Abbotsford. Andre Benoit scored late in the third period while Cedrick Desjardins made 19 saves to win the game for Hamilton.
The Dogs opened the scoring at 1:03 of the first period. David Desharnais took a shot from the blue line that was stopped by Abbotsford starting goaltender David Shantz. Mike Glumac grabbed the loose rebound before backhanding the puck past Shantz and into the net.
The Heat tied the game at 7:19 of the second stanza while on the power play. Josh Meyers stopped a clearing attempt by the Bulldogs before blasting a shot from the right point. Cam Cunning tipped the puck over the shoulder of Hamilton starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins and into the top of the net.
Benoit gave the Dogs a 2-1 lead with one minute and 33 seconds remaining in the game. Benoit collected the puck while stationed at the left point. Benoit proceeded to blast a slapshot that sailed through the legs of Shantz and into the back of the net.
The Bulldogs meet the Heat for a rematch tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. EST. Fans can listen to every Dogs game on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, TALK 820. Fans can also listen or watch at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com by clicking on the AHL Live' or TALK 820' icons on the Bulldogs website.
Tickets for all Hamilton Bulldogs home games (with the exception of the February 21st game at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec) are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or through charge-by-phone at 905-527-7666. For more information on Dogs season tickets, flex packs, mini packs and group tickets call 905-529-8500 or visit www.hamiltonbulldogs.com.
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