12/01/2012 11:48 PM
Abbotsford, British Columbia – The Hamilton Bulldogs shutout the Abbotsford Heat 3-0 at Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Saturday night. Cedrick Desjardins stopped all 24 shots he faced while Patrick Holland scored the winner.
The Bulldogs scored the first goal of the game for the first time in 16 contests at 4:23 of the opening frame. Brendan Gallagher slid a pass to the slot where Holland chopped the puck over the glove of Abbotsford Heat starting goaltender Danny Taylor.
The ‘Dogs doubled their lead at 1:37 of the third stanza on a power-play goal by Steve Quailer. Stefan Chaput slapped a shot from the top of the circle and Quailer picked up the loose puck in front of the net and jammed it under Taylor. With the assist, Chaput picked up his first point as a Hamilton Bulldog.
Hamilton made it 3-0 three minutes later at 4:37 of the third period on a goal by Louis Leblanc. After receiving the puck from Nathan Beaulieu, Leblanc fired the puck which was tipped in front and bounced in the net past Taylor.
With the loss, the Heat were defeated for the first time at home in regulation time this season. Hamilton outshot Abbotsford 27-24.
The Bulldogs’ next game is in Syracuse against the Crunch on Friday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. 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 – Patrick Holland – 2 – (Brendan Gallagher, Gabriel Dumont) – 4:23
2. HAM – Steve Quailer – 3 – (Stefan Chaput, Frederic St-Denis) – 1:37 (PP)
3. HAM – Louis Leblanc – 3 – (Nathan Beaulieu, Darryl Boyce) – 4:37
Abbotsford: Danny Taylor (L – 27 shots, 24 saves)
Hamilton: Cedrick Desjardins (W – 24 shots, 24 saves)
1. HAM- Cedrick Desjardins (24 saves)
2. HAM- Brendan Gallagher (1 assist, 2 shots, +1)
3. ABB- Tyler Ruegsegger (2 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Patrick Holland