12/11/2012 10:27 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Lake Erie Monsters 1-0 at Copps Coliseum on Tuesday night during their annual Toy Toss game. Steve Quailer scored the Toy Toss tally which was also the winner, while Cedrick Desjardins stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the season.
After a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs led the Monsters 11-6 in shots on goal as the ‘Dogs did not surrender a shot until the 12:31 mark of the opening frame.
The second stanza was also scoreless with Hamilton posting 17 shots and Lake Erie registering 16 for a 28-22 Bulldogs lead after 40 minutes of play.
Quailer opened the scoring with the Toy Toss tally at 16:17 of the third period on the power-play. Quailer dangled into the Monsters zone and cut in from the right wing boards while falling and tapped the puck in on the open side past Lake Erie Monsters starting goaltender Calvin Pickard.
Desjardins picked up his fifth win and second shutout in his seventh game of the season by stopping all 29 Lake Erie shots. The Bulldogs outshot the Monsters 45-29.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Wolves in Chicago on Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 p.m. The game will air on TVA Sports. All ‘Dogs games during the month of December will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820), with select games simulcast 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. Ham – Steve Quailer – 4 – 16:17 (PP)
Lake Erie: 0-0-0—0
Lake Erie: 6-16-7—29
Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (L – 45 shots, 44 saves)
Hamilton: Cedrick Desjardins (W – 29 shots, 29 saves)
Lake Erie: 0-for-3
1. HAM- Steve Quailer (1 goal, 3 shots)
2. LE- Calvin Pickard (44 saves)
3. HAM- Cedrick Desjardins (29 saves)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Aaron Palushaj