Vs the Rochester Americans
The Bulldogs and Amerks clashed at 10:15 am in the annual School Day Game in Hamilton and the Dogs would dominate the early morning affair. Daniel Carr snapped his scoring slump by tallying his second goal of the year with the assists going to Gabriel Dumont and Sven Andrighetto. Mac Bennett notched his first professional goal in the second period by blasting a point shot past Andrey Makarov, Charles Hudon had the only assist.
Carr continued the Hamilton onslaught by adding another goal with the assist once again going to Dumont. Not even 90 seconds later Drayson Bowman would snap the Bulldogs powerplay slump by scoring his second goal of the year with Christian Thomas and T.J. Hensick assisting on the play. Gabriel Dumont would end Makarov's outing by adding goal number five for the Bulldogs with Maxime Macenauer and Davis Drewiske drawing assists on the goal. Andrigetto sniped his fifth goal of the season past Nathan Lieuwen to make it 6-0, Carr and Hensick added an assist each. Joey MacDonald stood tall in net stopping 22 of 23 shots to earn the win for Hamilton.
Mac Bennett scores his first professional goal:
Vs the Adirondack Flames
In the first of two games against the AHL's newest franchise the Bulldogs would collapse late in a 3-1 loss. T.J. Hensick opened the scoring for Hamilton with Charles Hudon and Christian Thomas registering helpers on the play. With an assist Thomas also extended his scoring streak to six games which is the longest of any Bulldog so far this season.
Unfortunately that is where the positives ended in this game as the Flames would score three times in the final six minutes to claim the win. Joey MacDonald stopped 26 of 29 shots against in the loss while Brad Thiessen stopped 26 of 27 shots for the Flames.
Vs the Adirondack Flames
In their second game against the Flames the Bulldogs suffered another loss that mirrored the one from the night before. Three third period goals would sink the Bulldogs as the Flames left Hamilton with a 4-3 win. Jacob de la Rose scored his first AHL goal by following up on Gabriel Dumont's shorthanded chance at 7:42 of the first period. Sven Andrighetto fired home his team leading sixth goal of the season in the second period with T.J. Hensick and Charles Hudon notching assists on the goal.
With the Bulldogs trailing late in the third period Magnus Nygren would power home his first goal of the year, Hensick and Dumont added assists on the goal. Michael Condon stopped 32 of 36 shots faced in the loss while Joni Ortio stopped 36 of 39 to earn the win.
Check out De la Rose's shorthanded goal:
The Bulldogs are currently 4-6-2 with 10 points which places them last in the North Division and twelfth overall in the Western Conference. The Dogs are back in action on November 13th when they travel to face the St. Johns Ice Caps and former Habs goalie Peter Budaj.
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*Denotes that the player is in the NHL/ECHL
Player of the Week: Gabriel Dumont
The Bulldogs captain had a big week on the score sheet with five points in three games including a multi-point effort against Rochester. Dumont started his week by registering an assist on Daniel Carr's second goal of the season and would add another helper on Carr's second goal of the game later on.
He then capped off his multi-point game by tallying the goal that chased Andrey Makarov from the game. Despite being held pointless in a 3-1 loss to Adirondack Dumont would respond by adding two points in a 4-3 loss the following night. He first assisted on Jacob de la Rose's first AHL goal which just happened to be shorthanded. Dumont also claimed an assist on Magnus Nygren's first goal of the season late in the third period.
Take a look at Dumont's three point effort against Rochester: