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With the playoff window narrowing, the rookie star did his best to get Hamilton in the post-season.

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Bulldogs Player of the Week: Charles Hudon

Playing just two games this week, Charles Hudon still managed to produce a pair of extraordinary goals against Chicago and Utica. Despite falling 4-2 to the Chicago Wolves, he potted a goal that looked more like a baseball swing than a slap shot. Darren Dietz snapped a shot off the Wolves goalie which floated to Hudon who smacked it to the back of the net with ease.

Against the Comets, Hudon took a sweet feed from Sven Andrighetto before ripping it past the Utica goalie and giving Hamilton an early lead. With fifty five points Hudon sits in second place for scoring among rookies, and is currently tied for 14th in overall scoring in the AHL.

Weekly Statistics
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 2 2 0 2 +1 0 7
Gabriel Dumont 2 0 0 0 -1 0 5
Sven Andrighetto 2 0 1 1 +1 0 6
Daniel Carr 2 0 0 0 +1 0 3
Drayson Bowman 2 1 1 2 +0 0 6
Eric Tangradi 2 0 0 0 -2 2 5
Davis Drewiske 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Christian Thomas 2 0 2 2 +1 0 2
Darren Dietz 2 0 1 1 -1 0 2
Greg Pateryn* 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Jacob de la Rose* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mac Bennett 2 0 0 0 -3 2 3
Michael Bournival 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Jarred Tinordi 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0
Morgan Ellis 2 0 0 0 -1 0 8
Bryan Allen 2 0 0 0 -1 0 4
Connor Crisp 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0

*Indicates player is in the NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 1 0 1 0 0 4 4.27 .900%
Joey MacDonald 1 0 0 1 0 3 2.81 .893%

Gabriel Dumont: The Bulldogs captain was held off the scoresheet this week in two games played.

Sven Andrighetto: The Swiss forward continues to round out his offensive game with an assist on Hudon's 17th goal of the year.

Daniel Carr: The leading rookie goal scorer is struggling to find the back of the net lately. Carr was held pointless this week.

Eric Tangradi: Despite a red-hot March, the start of April was not kind to Tangradi. The veteran forward was without a point this week.

Drayson Bowman: After a few scoreless weeks, Dr. Dray found his way onto the score sheet with an assist against Chicago and a goal against Utica.

Christian Thomas: The Bulldogs' sniper made his way into the scoresheet this week with a pair of assists.

Darren Dietz: After going without a point for several weeks, Dietz registered an assist on Charles Hudon's sixteenth goal of the year against Chicago.

Mac Bennett: The rookie blueliner continues to struggle to produce points, but continues to play a solid overall game for Hamilton.

Morgan Ellis: Despite no points this week, it's becoming clear that Ellis has become Hamilton's go to defensemen alongside Bryan Allen.

Bryan Allen: After a small scoring streak, the veteran blueliner did not register a point this week,

Connor Crisp: The rookie forward was a healthy scratch in both games this week.

Dalton Thrower: The gritty blue-liner is still struggling in the ECHL and recorded no points this week.

Mike Condon: It was a tough start to April for the Bulldogs rookie goalie. In his only start of the week Condon gave up four goals against Chicago in a 4-2 loss.

Joey MacDonald: The veteran netminder returned to action this week for the Bulldogs and lost a heartbreaker in overtime 3-2 against Utica.

Injury Report

Michael Bournival: Dizziness/Upper Body Injury( Day-to-day)

Davis Drewiske: Wrist surgery (Out for the remainder of the season)

Jarred Tinordi: Upper Body Injury (Three weeks)

Magnus Nygren: Severe concussion (Out Indefinitely)

Year to Date Statistics
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Charles Hudon 70 17 38 55 +10 62 157
Gabriel Dumont 61 19 23 42 +2 86 165
Sven Andrighetto 54 14 27 41 -1 40 136
Daniel Carr 70 22 12 34 +13 21 159
Drayson Bowman 57 13 17 30 -6 31 133
Eric Tangradi 42 12 17 29 +9 54 120
Davis Drewiske 62 4 18 22 +15 28 112
Christian Thomas 46 10 9 19 -10 16 113
Darren Dietz 64 4 13 17 -4 55 62
Greg Pateryn* 53 3 12 15 -1 56 78
Jacob de la Rose* 37 6 5 11 +7 11 49
Mac Bennett 54 4 7 11 -3 10 58
Michael Bournival 12 3 6 9 +4 8 34
Jarred Tinordi 44 1 6 7 +9 36 53
Morgan Ellis 21 2 5 7 +6 11 51
Bryan Allen 34 1 5 6 -4 24 40
Connor Crisp 34 1 2 3 -5 102 12

*Indicates player is in the NHL

Goalie GP W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Mike Condon 43 21 16 6 4 98 2.30 .924%
Joey MacDonald 26 10 9 6 0 72 2.77 .910%

The Bulldogs' record currently stands at 32-26-12 giving them 76 points overall. This puts them second in the AHL's North Division and ninth in the Western Conference, three points out of a playoff spot. Hamilton will be back in action on April 7 when they once again face off with the Utica Comets, following that they'll play a back to back against the Texas Stars on April 10 and 11. With the estimated point total for a playoff berth currently at 84 points the Bulldogs will need a big road trip to keep post season hopes alive.