BULLDOGS BEAT MARLIES 4-1 IN TORONTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Jan 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, St. John's IceCaps

Andreas Engqvist and Aaron Palushaj each scored goal and assist as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Marlies 4-1 at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum.  For Engqvist, long considered a defensive style player, it was his team leading 10th goal of the season.  It was the 9th goal for Palushaj who, like Engqvist, spent part of the season with the parent Canadiens.  (box score and Hamilton team scoring statistics follow)

Also scoring for Hamilton were Brian Willsie and Zack Fitzgerald.  Hamilton, with Robert Mayer in goal,  outshot Toronto 30-20.

In the eleven games since he was returned to the Bulldogs on December 10th, playing on the team’s number one line, Engqvist has scored 6 goals and 5 assists and is plus-8.  Palushaj was returned the Bulldogs December 4th the day after the Bulldogs had lost their sixth straight game.  In the thirteen games since he has eight goals 5 assists and also a plus-8 rating and the Bulldogs have a record of 8-2-3.

They will complete a stretch of three games in just over 40 hours when they host Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon at 4.00.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 – Ricoh Coliseum
1st Period-

1, Hamilton, Engqvist 10 (Palushaj, FitzGerald), 10:43.

2, Toronto, Hamilton 16 (Scott, Gysbers), 11:15.

Penalties-Wilson Tor (high-sticking), 6:50; Dumont Ham (roughing), 11:51; Blacker Tor (roughing), 11:51; Mitera Ham (hooking), 14:15.

2nd Period-

3, Hamilton, Willsie 5 (Lefebvre), 10:44.

Penalties-Wilson Tor (roughing), 5:20; Zigomanis Tor (slashing), 15:13.

3rd Period-

4, Hamilton, Palushaj 9 (Stafford, Engqvist), 9:37.

5, Hamilton, FitzGerald 2 (Wahl), 17:05.

Penalties-Mikus Tor (high-sticking), 4:52; Avtsin Ham (roughing), 8:47; Holzer Tor (roughing), 8:47; Gysbers Tor (delay of game), 18:03.

Shots on Goal-Hamilton 5-13-12-30. Toronto 10-6-4-20. Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 5; Toronto 0 / 1. Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 4-6-1 (20 shots-19 saves). Toronto, Scrivens 7-6-1 (30 shots-26 saves).

A-6,596

 Referees-Trent Knorr (52). Linesmen-Kevin Hastings (61), Kevin Ferguson (31).

Hamilton Bulldogs 2011-12 Individual Stats

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
28 Aaron Palushaj 20 9 12 21 5 20 4 0 66 13.6
24 Brian Willsie 32 5 14 19 -4 50 2 1 135 3.7
22 Andreas Engqvist 20 10 7 17 10 18 4 0 47 21.3
32 Frederic St-Denis 25 3 13 16 0 6 2 0 42 7.1
10 Phil DeSimone 34 6 9 15 -13 26 2 0 53 11.3
55 Garrett Stafford (total) 30 4 11 15 -1 14 4 0 36 11.1
POR 6 1 3 4 -3 6 1 0 8 12.5
HAM 24 3 8 11 2 8 3 0 28 10.7
16 Olivier Fortier 20 6 5 11 -2 2 2 1 42 14.3
18 Dany Masse 34 6 5 11 -4 20 3 0 44 13.6
20 Louis Leblanc 16 5 6 11 -5 6 2 0 57 8.8
67 Alexander Avtsin 34 5 5 10 -10 18 1 0 62 8.1
7 Joe Callahan 32 1 9 10 -5 29 0 0 36 2.8
40 Gabriel Dumont 25 5 3 8 -9 25 3 0 60 8.3
14 Mike Blunden (X) 17 3 5 8 -2 12 0 0 49 6.1
19 Brock Trotter 5 2 5 7 -3 4 1 0 10 20.0
23 Joonas Nattinen 26 2 5 7 -3 12 1 0 33 6.1
17 Mark Mitera 34 1 6 7 -11 26 0 0 36 2.8
51 Mitch Wahl (total) 22 2 4 6 -2 6 0 0 22 9.1
ABB 5 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 8 0.0
HAM 17 2 4 6 0 6 0 0 14 14.3
15 Philippe Lefebvre 30 2 3 5 -8 4 0 0 35 5.7
21 Ian Schultz 21 2 2 4 1 39 0 0 23 8.7
13 Zack FitzGerald 32 2 1 3 -9 122 0 0 18 11.1
53 T.J. Fast (total) 14 0 2 2 -6 8 0 0 4 0.0
CT 1 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 1 0.0
HAM 13 0 2 2 -5 6 0 0 3 0.0
12 Andrew Conboy 10 1 0 1 -2 12 0 0 13 7.7
5 Alex Henry 34 1 0 1 2 36 0 0 25 4.0
44 Olivier Malka (X) 8 0 1 1 -5 2 0 0 11 0.0
29 Robert Mayer 15 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
11 Alain Berger 17 0 1 1 -8 8 0 0 19 0.0
6 Joe Stejskal 26 0 1 1 -8 12 0 0 19 0.0
52 Nathan Lawson 24 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0.0
BENCH 34 1 2 1
TOTALS 34 83 133 215 -96 537 30 2 981 0.084

 

# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
52 Nathan Lawson 24 1335:18 10 9 3 3 57 2.56 639 0.918
29 Robert Mayer 15 732:35 5 6 1 0 37 3.03 354 0.905
TOTALS 34 2076:46 15 15 4 3 97 2.80 993 0.911
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