01/17/2013 12:05 AM
Abbotsford, British Columbia – The Abbotsford Heat defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-1 in a shootout on Wednesday night at Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Tyler Ruegsegger scored the winner in the shootout while Danny Taylor made 28 saves for the victory.
The Heat got on the board first for the second-straight game on a power-play goal by Dustin Sylvester at 12:55 of the opening frame. After a pretty passing play, Sylvester snapped a shot over the shoulder of Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins. After one period of play, Abbotsford held the edge in shots 11-8.
The two teams played to a scoreless second period, with the Bulldogs posting 10 shots on goal to Abbotsford’s five for a total lead of 18-16 for Hamilton.
The ‘Dogs tied the score at 2:08 of the third stanza on Philippe Lefebvre’s first tally of the season. Alexander Avtsin came into the zone on the right side and took a shot which was stopped by Abbotsford Heat starting goaltender Danny Taylor. The rebound came out in front to Lefebvre who picked up the loose puck and bounced it by Taylor and into the back of the net.
After nothing was solved in overtime, the two teams participated in a shootout, with the Heat winning 3-2 to win the game 2-1. The Heat grabbed a quick 2-0 lead with the Bulldogs storming back to square it up, only to have Ruegsegger, Abbotsford’s sixth shooter, score to win the game. The ‘Dogs edged the heat 29-28 in shots.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. 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. ABB – Dustin Sylvester – 7 – (Ben Walter, Krys Kolanos) – 12:55 (PP)
2. HAM – Philippe Lefebvre – 1 – (Alexander Avtsin) – 2:08
Joey Tenute No Goal Max Reinhart Goal
Alexander Avtsin No Goal Ben Walter Goal
Riley Armstrong No Goal Krys Kolanos No Goal
Nathan Beaulieu Goal Dustin Sylvester No Goal
Mark Isherwood Goal Greg Nemisz No Goal
Daultan Leveille No Goal Tyler Ruegsegger Goal
Abbotsford: Danny Taylor (W – 29 shots, 28 saves)
Hamilton: Cedrick Desjardins (SOL – 27 shots, 26 saves)
1. ABB – Danny Taylor (28 saves)
2. HAM – Cedrick Desjardins (26 saves)
3. ABB – Dustin Sylvester (1 goal, 3 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Daultan Leveille