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GAME PREVIEW: HEAT @ BULLDOGS

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/22/2013 9:42 AM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs (12-14-0-3) and Abbotsford Heat (20-9-1-1) both look to end losing streaks today as the Canadian rivals meet at 3:00 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.

Tonight’s game is the second of eight meetings this season between the Bulldogs and the Heat. In the only other meeting this season on Saturday, November 2nd, Abbotsford topped Hamilton 3-2 in a shootout at Copps Coliseum. In eight meetings last season, Hamilton went 4-3-0-1 against Abbotsford.

The ‘Dogs have dropped four straight and have won just three of their past 10 contests. The Heat has lost three straight games and the West Division-leading club has gone 5-4-1-0 in their past 10. Both teams were shutout 3-0 on the road Friday night – Abbotsford to the Utica Comets and Hamilton to the Iowa Wild.

Quick Notes
- There are currently six Ontario-born players on the Heat roster: F Ben Street (London), F Greg Nemisz (Courtice), F Josh Jooris (Burlington), D John Ramage (Mississauga), D Mark Cundari (Toronto) and D Derek Smith (Belleville).
- Abbotsford forward Ben Street is tied for second in the American Hockey League in goals with 16.
- Heat defenceman Chad Billins ranks second among AHL defencemen in points with 26 and first among blueliners in assists with 20.
- Bulldogs goaltender Mike Condon made his first start with Hamilton on Friday night, making 24 saves in a 3-0 defeat to the Iowa Wild.
- The ‘Dogs recorded a season-high 44 shots on goal in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Iowa.
- Hamilton forward Nick Tarnasky is the only skater on the ‘Dogs roster to play in all 29 games so far this season.

Match Up
Record
Abbotsford: 20-9-1-1 (42 points, 1st West Division)
Hamilton: 12-14-0-3 (27 points, 4th North Division)

Goals for per game
Abbotsford: 3.29 (5th)
Hamilton: 2.45 (26th)

Goals against per game
Abbotsford: 2.81 (15th)
Hamilton: 2.93 (17th)

Power play
Abbotsford: 25.9% (2nd)
Hamilton: 15.2% (T-22nd)

Penalty kill
Abbotsford: 78.0% (27th)
Hamilton: 83.3% (13th)

Skater stats
Abbotsford
Hamilton

Goalie stats
Abbotsford
Hamilton

Rosters
Abbotsford
Hamilton

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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