01/19/2013 9:56 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd of 8,819 at Copps Coliseum. Ryan Hamilton tied the game late and Matt Frattin scored the winner in the shootout.
The Marlies opened the scoring at 15:52 of the opening frame on a goal by Tim Connolly. After making his way into the offensive zone, Connolly shifted to the left circle and wired a wrister past Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Cedrick Desjardins.
Just 36 seconds later, Michael Bournival tied the game for the Bulldogs at 16:28. Bournival danced into the zone and lifted a wrister over Toronto Marlies starting goaltender Mark Owuya. After 20 minutes of play, the Marlies led the Bulldogs 11-6 in shots.
After a scoreless second stanza, Toronto led 26-8 in shots.
Hamilton native Joey Tenute gave the ‘Dogs the lead at 11:01 of the third period with his first goal as a Bulldog. Bournival took a shot which was stopped by Owuya and Tenute jammed the rebound into the back of the net from the top of the crease.
The Marlies tied the score at 18:10 of the third frame on a goal by Ryan Hamilton. After nothing was solved in overtime, the teams went to a shootout with Toronto edging Hamilton 3-2, giving the Marlies a 3-2 victory. Toronto finished the game with 37 shots while the Bulldogs finished with 20.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Americans in Rochester on Monday, January 21st at 1:00 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. TOR – Tim Connolly – 1 – 15:52
2. HAM – Michael Bournival – 3 – (Cedrick Desjardins) – 16:28
3. HAM – Joey Tenute – 1 – (Michael Bournival, Gabriel Dumont) – 11:01
4. TOR – Ryan Hamilton – 18 – (Matt Frattin, Mike Zigomanis) – 18:10
Ryan Hamilton No Goal Michael Bournival No Goal
Tim Connolly No Goal Gabriel Dumont Goal
Joe Colborne Goal Joey Tenute No Goal
Spencer Abbott Goal Nathan Beaulieu Goal
Matt Frattin Goal Louis Leblanc No Goal
Toronto: Mark Owuya (W – 20 shots, 18 saves)
Hamilton: Cedrick Desjardins (SOL – 36 shots, 34 saves)
1. TOR – Ryan Hamilton (1 goal, 2 shots)
2. HAM – Michael Bournival (1 goal, 1 assist, +1, 2 shots)
3. HAM – Cedrick Desjardins (34 saves)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Joey Tenute