04/14/2013 6:40 PM
Hamilton, Ontario – The Oklahoma City Barons defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-0 on Sunday night at Copps Coliseum. Jonathan Cheechoo, Toni Rajala and Mark Arcobello each had a goal and an assist and Yann Danis stopped 24 shots for the shutout.
The Barons opened the scoring at 3:41 of the opening frame on a goal by Philippe Cornet. Garrett Stafford took a shot which was stopped and the rebound dropped and bounced to Cornet in the crease who batted the puck by Hamilton Bulldogs starting goaltender Jacob Gervais-Chouinard. Arcobello notched an unassisted tally 30 seconds later at 4:11 to make it 2-0 for Oklahoma City.
The Barons grabbed a 3-0 lead on Cheechoo’s 11th goal of the season at 9:26 of the second stanza on the power play. Rajala flew down the left side and threw the puck to Cheechoo in the slot who banged in his own rebound past Gervais-Chouinard.
Rajala notched an unassisted goal at 9:11 of the third period as he picked up a loose puck from the bottom of the right circle and buried it into the back of the net. Oklahoma City outshot Hamilton by a count of 40-24 to finish the game.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum on Friday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m. The game will air on Cable 14. 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. OKC – Philippe Cornet – 14 – (Garrett Stafford, Jonathan Cheechoo) – 3:41
2. OKC – Mark Arcobello – 22 – 4:11
3. OKC – Jonathan Cheechoo – 11 – (Toni Rajala, Mark Arcobello) – 9:26 (PP)
4. OKC – Toni Rajala – 15 – 9:11
Oklahoma City: 2-1-1—4
Oklahoma City: 18-14-8—40
Oklahoma City: Yann Danis (W - 24 shots, 24 saves)
Hamilton: Jacob Gervais-Chouinard (L - 40 shots, 36 saves)
Oklahoma City: 1-for-3
1. OKC – Mark Arcobello (1 goal, 1 assist, +2, 3 shots)
2. OKC – Jonathan Cheechoo (1 goal, 1 assist, +2, 5 shots)
3. OKC – Yann Danis (24 saves)
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