03/27/2013 9:13 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Abbotsford Heat 5-3 on Wednesday night at Copps Coliseum. Joey Tenute scored two goals while Nathan Beaulieu, Patrick Holland and Alex Belzile each had two assists.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring at 10:41 of the opening frame on Michael Bournival’s eighth goal of the season. Bournival picked up the puck at the right point from Beaulieu and walked into the slot and ripped a wrister off the right post and in behind Abbotsford Heat starting goaltender Danny Taylor.
The ‘Dogs went up by two at 13:17 of the first period on Frederic St-Denis’ second goal in as many games. Philippe Lefebvre took a shot from the point which was blocked by a Heat defender and the rebound came out to St-Denis in the slot who buried it into the empty net. With an assist on the play, Brady Vail earned his first professional point.
Hamilton took a 3-0 lead at 18:39 of the first as Tenute walked into the slot and wired a shot by Taylor. Barry Brust replaced Taylor at the start of the second period.
Greg Pateryn ripped a slapper from the left point past Brust off of a feed from Holland on the power play to give the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead at 6:14 of the second frame. The goal was Pateryn’s second tally in two games.
The Heat got on the board at 1:52 of the third stanza as Max Reinhart came flying down the left wing and wristed a shot over the blocker of Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Robert Mayer. Abbotsford scored their second goal at 6:01 of the third as Roman Horak picked up a rebound at the top of the crease and slid it by Mayer.
The ‘Dogs restored a three-goal lead on Tenute’s second tally of the evening at 8:36 of the third period. Holland went flying into the slot and put a move on Brust who stopped the initial shot and the rebound came out to Tenute who lifted the puck into the empty net.
Ben Street added a third goal for Abbotsford with a shot from the right circle at 15:13 of the final frame. The Heat outshot the Bulldogs 45-22.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Abbotsford Heat at Copps Coliseum on Friday, March 29th at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on Cable 14. All ‘Dogs games will be broadcast on Hamilton's Funny 820 (AM 820). 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 – Michael Bournival – 8 – (Nathan Beaulieu) – 10:41
2. HAM – Frederic St-Denis – 6 – (Philippe Lefebvre, Brady Vail) – 13:17
3. HAM – Joey Tenute – 7 – (Alex Belzile) – 18:39
4. HAM – Greg Pateryn – 6 – (Patrick Holland, Nathan Beaulieu) – 6:14 (PP)
5. ABB – Max Reinhart – 6 – (Blair Jones, Dustin Sylvester) – 1:52
6. ABB – Roman Horak – 16 – (Ben Walter, Zach McKelvie) – 6:01
7. HAM – Joey Tenute – 8 – (Patrick Holland, Alex Belzile) – 8:36
8. ABB – Ben Street – 13 – (Steven Seigo, Akim Aliu) – 15:13
Abbotsford: Danny Taylor (10 shots, 7 saves), Barry Brust (L – 12 shots, 10 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (W - 45 shots, 42 saves)
1. HAM – Joey Tenute (2 goals, +1, 4 shots)
2. HAM – Alex Belzile (2 assists, +1, 2 shots)
3. HAM – Patrick Holland (2 assists, +1, 2 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Nathan Beaulieu