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AMERKS EDGE 'DOGS 3-1, SNAP SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
01/11/2014 9:36 PM -

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn scored and goaltender Robert Mayer made 25 saves, but their efforts weren’t enough to extend the ‘Dogs season-best winning streak to seven games as Hamilton (18-15-0-4) fell to the Rochester Americans (15-14-3-3) 3-1 on Saturday evening at Copps Coliseum.

Hamilton scored first at 9:58 of the opening period on the power play, when Pateryn wristed a point shot past Rochester goaltender Nathan Lieuwen for his seventh goal of the season. Forwards Christian Thomas and Maxime Macenauer earned assists on the play.

Rochester replied with less than four minutes to go in the second period when forward Brandon MacLean tipped a point shot from defenceman Chad Ruhwedel past Hamilton goaltender Robert Mayer. Forward Kevin Sundher collected a second assist.

Amerks forward Johan Larsson scored at 10:01 of the third period to give Rochester a 2-1 lead. Forwards Luke Adam and Brayden Irwin drew assists on the play.

Adam added an empty netter to make it 3-1 Rochester with 59 seconds to play. Irwin and defenceman Nick Crawford earned assists.

Mayer made 25 saves on 27 shots in the Bulldogs net in the loss. Lieuwen made 34 saves on 35 shots for the Americans in the win.

The Bulldogs went 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Amerks went 0-for-6.

Scoring Summary:

1st Period:
1. HAM – Greg Pateryn – 7 – (Christian Thomas, Maxime Macenauer) – 9:58 (PP)

2nd Period:
2. RCH – Brandon MacLean – 1 – (Chad Ruhwedel, Kevin Sundher) – 16:36

3rd Period:
3. RCH – Johan Larsson – 3 – (Luke Adam, Brayden Irwin) – 10:01
4. RCH – Luke Adam – 15 – (Brayden Irwin, Nick Crawford) – 19:01 (EN)

Scoring:
Rochester: 0-1-2
Hamilton: 1-0-0

Shots:
Rochester: 5-11-12--28
Hamilton: 14-11-10--35

Goaltending:
Rochester: Nathan Lieuwen (W – 35 shots, 34 saves)
Hamilton: Robert Mayer (L – 27 shots, 25 saves)

Power Play:
Rochester: 0-for-6
Hamilton: 1-for-4

Attendance: 4,950

Three Stars:
1. RCH – Nathan Lieuwen (34 saves)
2. HAM – Greg Pateryn (One goal)
3. RCH – Luke Adam (One goal, one assist)

Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Game: Sven Andrighetto

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Sunday, January 12th, when the ‘Dogs will host the Iowa Wild (AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild) at Copps Coliseum at 4:00 p.m.

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