By: Hamilton Bulldogs
04/06/2013 7:48 PM
Cedar Park, Texas – The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Texas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night at Cedar Park Center. Rookie Charles Hudon notched the game-winner, Patrick Holland picked up two points and Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 shots.
The opening frame ended up scoreless as Texas outshot Hamilton 9-5.
The Stars opened the scoring at 2:09 of the second period on a power-play goal by Travis Morin. The puck was bouncing around in the crease and Morin picked it up and tapped it in past Tokarski.
The Bulldogs tied the score at 13:44 of the third stanza as Holland knocked in his own rebound past Texas Stars starting goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp. The ‘Dogs took a 2-1 lead with only 24.5 seconds remaining in the third period as Hudon picked up a Holland rebound and put the puck behind Nilstorp. Hudon, who is the youngest player currently playing in the American Hockey League, notched his first professional goal in his second professional game with that tally. The Stars outshot the Bulldogs 30-22 to end the game.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Aeros in Houston tomorrow at 6:05 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. TEX – Travis Morin – 9 – (Colton Sceviour, Reilly Smith) – 2:09 (PP)
2. HAM – Patrick Holland – 10 – (Michael Bournival, Nathan Beaulieu) – 13:44
3. HAM – Charles Hudon – 1 – (Patrick Holland, Joey Tenute) – 19:35
Texas: Cristopher Nilstorp (L - 22 shots, 20 saves)
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (W - 30 shots, 29 saves)
1. HAM – Dustin Tokarski (29 saves)
2. TEX – Travis Morin (1 goal, 4 shots)
3. HAM – Charles Hudon (1 goal, +1, 5 shots)
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Patrick Holland