04/02/2013 8:46 PM
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma City Barons defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1 on Tuesday night at Cox Convention Center. Jonathan Cheechoo scored the game-winner and Teemu Hartikainen notched two assists for the Barons.
After a scoreless first period, the Barons led the Bulldogs 8-2 in shots.
Oklahoma City opened the scoring at 15:05 of the second frame on a tally by Chris VandeVelde. Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Robert Mayer stopped the first shot by Hartikainen who was able to knock a rebound, which was tipped by VandeVelde, past Mayer.
Hamilton tied the score at 17:56 of the second period as Kyle Hagel notched his first goal of the season in his 58th game putting a shot past Oklahoma City Barons starting goaltender Yann Danis.
The Barons took a 2-1 lead at 9:42 of the third stanza as Mark Arcobello took a shot from the far circle which was tipped by Jonathan Cheechoo behind Mayer. Brandon Davidson put one in the empty net at 19:00 of the third period and then Tanner House added another goal into the empty net at 19:27 of the final frame. Oklahoma City outshot Hamilton 28-20 to finish the game.
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1. OKC – Chris VandeVelde – 3 – (Teemu Hartikainen, Toni Rajala) – 15:35
2. HAM – Kyle Hagel – 1 – (Jarred Tinordi, Zack Stortini) – 17:56
3. OKC – Jonathan Cheechoo – 10 – (Mark Arcobello, Phil Cornet) – 9:42
4. OKC – Brandon Davidson – 2 – 5:52 (EN)
5. OKC – Tanner House – 6 – (Teemu Hartikainen, Andrew Hotham) – 19:27 (EN)
Oklahoma City: 0-1-3—4
Oklahoma City: 8-12-8—28
Oklahoma City: Yann Danis (W - 20 shots, 19 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L - 26 shots, 24 saves)
Oklahoma City: 0-for-1
1. OKC – Jonathan Cheechoo (1 goal, +1, 4 shots)
2. OKC – Chris VandeVelde (1 goal, +2, 2 shots)
3. OKC – Toni Rajala (1 assist, +1, 3 shots)
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