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By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/20/2013 10:02 PM -

DES MOINES, IOWA – The Hamilton Bulldogs fired a season-high 44 shots on goal on Friday night, but couldn’t solve Iowa Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper as the ‘Dogs (12-14-0-3) fell to the Wild (11-13-2-0) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa forward Jason Zucker got the Wild on the scoreboard first at 3:12 of the second period when he potted a rebound past Bulldogs goaltender Mike Condon. Forward Tyler Graovac and defenceman Steven Kampfer earned assists on the play.

Wild forward Stephane Veilleux scored 9:44 into the third period to put Iowa ahead 2-0, with assists from defencemen Jon Landry and Jonathon Blum.

Iowa forward Carson McMillan put the game away for good with less than five minutes to go, giving the Wild a 3-0 lead. Graovac and defenceman Kyle Medvec drew assists on the play.

The ‘Dogs out-shot the Wild in all three periods, but were unable to put one past Kuemper.

Condon made 24 saves on 27 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Kuemper stopped all 44 shots faced for the Wild in the win.

The Bulldogs went 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Wild went 0-for-4.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
No scoring

2nd Period:
1. IA – Jason Zucker – 8 – (Tyler Graovac, Steven Kampfer) – 3:12

3rd Period:
2. IA – Stephane Veilleux – 3 – (Jon Landry, Jonathon Blum) – 9:44
3. IA – Carson McMillan – 4 – (Tyler Graovac, Kyle Medvec) – 15:10

Hamilton: 0-0-0
Iowa: 0-1-2

Hamilton: 17-16-11--44
Iowa: 10-9-8--27

Hamilton: Mike Condon (L – 27 shots, 24 saves)
Iowa: Darcy Kuemper (W – 44 shots, 44 saves)

Power Play:
Hamilton: 0-for-2
Iowa: 0-for-4

Attendance: 5,816

Three Stars:
1. IA – Darcy Kuemper (44 saves)
2. IA – Tyler Graovac (Two assists)
3. IA – Jason Zucker (One goal)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Louis Leblanc

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Sunday, December 22nd, when they will host the Abbotsford Heat (AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames) at Copps Coliseum 3:00 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $99 for a 10-ticket Holiday Flex Pack until the end of December, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed!  For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Holiday Flex Packs are available for purchase at Mapleview Centre (900 Maple Avenue, Burlington), at the Bulldogs office (101 York Boulevard, Hamilton) at games or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.

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