11/20/2012 7:55 PM
St. John’s, Newfoundland – The St. John’s IceCaps defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 at Mile One Centre on Tuesday Night. Eddie Pasquale stopped 45 of a Bulldogs season-high 46 shots while Derek Meech scored the winner and added an assist.
The IceCaps opened the scoring on a powerplay marker by Raymond Sawada at 1:17 of the opening frame as Sawada tipped a shot taken by Alex Burmistrov past Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Robert Mayer.
The IceCaps doubled their lead at 7:15 of the second stanza on a powerplay goal by Derek Meech who hammered a shot over the glove of Mayer and into the top corner of the net.
The Bulldogs got on the board at 2:26 of the third period on a powerplay tally by Brendan Gallagher. Gallagher drove the net and put a puck off the post which then bounced past St. John’s IceCaps starting goaltender Eddie Pasquale.
St. John’s regained their two-goal lead at 12:26 of the third frame on a goal by Jason Gregoire. Dean Arsene let a shot fly from the right point and the puck was tipped by Gregoire behind Mayer. Hamilton finished with a season-high 46 shots while St. John’s finished with 19.
The Bulldogs’ next game is tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. in St. John’s vs. the IceCaps. Their next home game is Sunday, November 25th against the Lake Erie Monsters at Copps Coliseum at 4 p.m. All ‘Dogs games during the month of November 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. STJ – Raymond Sawada – 2 – (Alex Burmistrov, Derek Meech ) – 1:17 (PP)
2. STJ – Derek Meech – 2 – (Alex Burmistrov, Eric O’Dell) – 7:15 (PP)
3. HAM – Brendan Gallagher – 6 – 2:26 (PP)
4. STJ – Jason Gregoire – 3 – (Jason Jaffray, Dean Arsene) – 12:28
St. John’s: 1-1-1—3
St. John’s: 8-6-5—19
St. John’s: Eddie Pasquale (W – 46 shots, 45 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L – 19 shots, 16 saves)
St. John’s: 2-for-7
1. STJ- Eddie Pasquale (45 saves)
2. STJ- Derek Meech (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots)
3. HAM- Mike Blunden (2 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Brendan Gallagher