04/12/2013 9:43 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Lake Erie Monsters defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-2 on Friday night at Copps Coliseum. Andrew Agozzino scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist while Tomas Vincour had three assists for the Monsters.
The Monsters opened the scoring 46 seconds into the game as John Negrin took a shot from the left point and the puck flew through a screen and eluded Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Dustin Tokarski. Lake Erie grabbed a 2-0 lead at 4:30 of the first period as a loose puck came out to Luke Walker at the top of the crease who made a move around Tokarski and slid the puck past him into the net.
The Monsters made it 3-0 as Vincour came down the left side and slid the puck into the slot to Agozzino who put the puck past Tokarski at 7:23 of the first frame. Paul Carey scored on a backhand after receiving a pass from Marc Hagel to make it 4-0 for the Monsters at 12:20 of the first. After the goal, Jacob Gervais-Chouinard relieved Tokarski.
Agozzino scored his second goal of the game 24 seconds into the third stanza on a rebound off of a Vincour shot from the slot. Dean Strong poked in a bouncing puck past Gervais-Chouinard at 5:07 of the third frame to give Lake Erie a 6-0 lead.
The Bulldogs got on the board at 5:57 of the third as Kyle Hagel took the puck off of a Monsters defender and skated in and roofed the puck over Lake Erie Monsters starting goaltender Calvin Pickard. Michael Bournival scored his ninth goal of the season at 15:08 of the third frame off of a shot from the right circle.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland tomorrow at 7:30 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. LE – John Negrin – 2 – (Andrew Agozzino, Tomas Vincour) – 0:46
2. LE – Luke Walker – 11 – (Tyler McNeely, Gabriel Beaupre) – 4:30
3. LE – Andrew Agozzino – 19 – (Tomas Vincour, Bill Thomas) – 7:23
4. LE – Paul Carey – 17 – (Marc Hagel, Jamie MacQueen) – 12:50
Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Kyle Hagel
5. LE – Andrew Agozzino – 20 – (Tomas Vincour, Paul Carey) – 0:24
6. LE – Dean Strong – 5 – (Bill Thomas, Vincent Arseneau) – 5:07
7. HAM – Kyle Hagel – 2 – (Danny Kristo, Brady Vail) – 5:57
8. HAM – Michael Bournival – 9 – (Charles Hudon) – 15:08
Lake Erie: 4-0-2—6
Lake Erie: 8-6-10—24
Lake Erie: Calvin Pickard (W - 24 shots, 22 saves)
Hamilton: Dustin Tokarski (L - 5 shots, 1 save), Jacob Gervais-Chouinard (19 shots, 17 saves)
Lake Erie: 0-for-3
1. LE – Andrew Agozzino (2 goals, 1 assist, +3, 3 shots)
2. LE – Tomas Vincour (3 assists, +3, 3 shots)
3. LE – Paul Carey (1 goal, 1 assist, +3, 2 shots)